M4 Toll Should Be Removed

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23 October 2009


M4 TOLL SHOULD BE REMOVED


Parramatta City Council has called on the State Government to remove tolls from the

M4 given that no significant commitment has been made to contribute towards new

public transport infrastructure in Parramatta and Western Sydney.


“Unless the State Government can fulfil transport commitments for the growing

population of western Sydney, then the M4 toll should be removed,” the Lord Mayor

of Parramatta City Council, Cr Paul Garrard said.


“Alternatively, if the RTA retains the M4 toll as a demand management tool, the

Roads and Traffic Authority should retain the Cashback scheme beyond next year

while contributing towards new integrated public transport infrastructure projects,” he

said.


“To ensure this occurs, we urge the State Government to make the toll an electronic

payment collection and that it be a distance based so it is a fairer method of tolling

and reduces avoidance,” he said.


“Council has already made submissions to the RTA around our concerns but so far

the people of Parramatta and the people of western Sydney are yet to see any plans

to build and integrate transport for our growing population and our bustling cities,” he

said. 


“Completing the Chatswood to Parramatta rail link, a commitment to the West Metro,

better transport links from the north and south of Sydney and a proper commuter

ferry service to the capital of the fastest growing region in Australia are just some of

the urgent works required,” he said. 


For more details, please see Council’s submission made to the RTA on 24

November 2008. 






For further information please contact:

Parramatta City Council Media Unit

Tel: 9806 5070 Mob: 0414 190 221

Email: media@parracity.nsw.gov.au

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