Govt unveils transport spending priorities and fuel tax hikes

Govt unveils transport spending priorities and fuel tax hikes
Transport minister David Parker says proposed fuel tax hikes are affordable and necessary. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
The government is proposing incremental fuel tax hikes to partially fund the cost of record transport spending planned for the next three-year period.Transport minister David Parker and prime minister Chris Hipkins released the draft government policy statement (GPS) on land transport at an event in Drury, south Auckland, on Thursday. The GPS, a key document outlining government priorities for spending through the national land transport fund (NLTF), proposed $20.8 billion in spending during the 2024-27 period, up 34% on the previous GPS f...

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