No regional fuel tax for Wellington
Hon Phil Twyford
Minister of Transport
24 October 2018
Transport Minister Phil Twyford says Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ claim that the Government is in discussion with Wellington councils about a regional fuel tax is categorically wrong.
“The Government has explicitly ruled out a regional fuel tax in Wellington,” Phil Twyford said.
“The Wellington councils have asked for a regional fuel tax. I have ruled it out.
“Like many councils around the country, Wellington was left with a massive infrastructure deficit from the former government. These councils are desperate for funding to build much needed transport infrastructure,” Phil Twyford says.