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Western Sydney motorists at the centre of toll cap cash rebates

Check out which suburbs are entitled, on average, to the most relief from NSW’s new toll cap measures

The NSW government has revealed that Western Sydney motorists are in the firing line of receiving toll relief, with 350,000 e-tag holders entitled to a rebate after the first three months of its toll scheme.

The toll cap means those with more than $60 in tolls per week from an individual tag or licence plate on personal trips are entitled to toll relief.

Eligible accounts will receive an average of $134 cash rebate per quarters, with NSW premier Chris Minns saying the majority of these people are based in Western Sydney.

“We know the toll burden is hitting families who can least afford it most, particularly parts of Western Sydney that have fewer public transport alternatives to getting in the car and paying tolls,” Minns says.
“The $60 toll cap is a key part of the NSW government’s commitment to provide cost-of-living relief to families at a time when they are doing it tough.
“We promised to deliver this toll cap ahead of the election and I am glad to see it is drivers in Sydney’s west who will benefit from toll relief the most – proof that our policy is reaching those who need it most.”

Out of all Sydney suburbs, Kellyville (7,406 accounts entitled to toll relief), Baulkham Hills (6,604) and Greystanes (5,952) are the leading ones for toll impacts, with Marsden Park (5,491) and Moorebank (5,220) close behind.

Both Greystanes and Marsden Park share the title for the largest average rebate entitled out of the top five account holding suburbs, with both at $195.

Outside of this, some suburbs have fewer eligible claims but at a higher average rebate per account, with Lakemba ($309), Auburn ($266), Rosehill ($232) and Villawood ($227) the leaders.

In total, $46.8 million is available to be claimed after the first quarterly period of the toll cap.

From today, drivers can now visit the Service NSW website and link their toll account with Service NSW to make a claim.

“The toll cap is designed and operating as a cost-of-living relief measure that provides support for those people who do not have the choice to avoid toll bills in getting around Sydney,” NSW roads minister John Graham says.
“An average $134 cash rebate will be welcome to families doing it tough and I encourage people to make their claims if they are a regular toll road user.
“The cap is part of a multilayered approach by the NSW government, providing immediate relief as we look at ways to make the toll network more equitable for all with the assistance of the independent Toll Review being led by Professor Allan Fels.”

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