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‘A tax burden’: Jodi McKay slams M4 toll

Merrick Watts
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NSW Labor has condemned the government after a high toll for the M4 tunnels was announced.

The new M4 tunnels will open to traffic this weekend, allowing motorists to bypass 22 sets of traffic lights from Homebush to Haberfield.

The $3.8-billion, 5.5km twin tunnels will be three lanes in each direction and are expected to take 67,000 cars off Parramatta Road each day.

But there are major concerns around the tolls, with the full trip costing cars $7.89 while trucks will pay a whopping $23.65.

NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay tells Merrick Watts the government hasn’t prepared motorists for the new tolls.

“We get that when you build a new road like this that there will be a toll, but remember that M4 toll was imposed on a road that isn’t new so that’s where this massive cost of $7.89 is coming from.

“People are not going to be prepared with this second cost on the M4 East Tunnel.

“It’s a tax burden on people in Western Sydney.”

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Merrick Watts