Labor has ramped up its campaign to remind Western Sydney motorists that it will re-introduce the M4 Cashback, if it is elected in March, to ease cost of living pressures.
A large red billboard has been erected along Parramatta Road, which can be seen as motorist travel to the M4 motorway and remind them that a vote for Labor equals a vote for the M4 Cashback.
Shadow Minister for Roads, Jodi McKay, said: “Only Labor will bring back the M4 Cashback.”
Currently, a regular Western Sydney commuter pays $2,366 a year in tolls travelling along the M4 (based on 48 working weeks).
The Liberals and Nationals locked this toll in for 43 years, to rise at four per cent per annum or the rate of inflation, whichever is higher.
Shadow Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car, said: “This is an unfair tax on the people of Western Sydney, who shouldn’t be paying for a road that was already paid off.”
It comes as the Berejiklian Liberal Government continues to refuse to come clean on when the toll on the M4 East will commence.
When it does, motorists will be slugged a second toll as they travel to and from Western Sydney to the CBD.
The M4 East had been slated to open early this year but there are concerns it has been delayed until after the March election to quell publicity around the additional $4.27 toll the Liberals intend to impose on Western Sydney.
Premier Berejiklian needs to be forthcoming with residents who will potentially use the M4 East from Parramatta to Haberfield. They will be paying in total $7.89 from Parramatta to Haberfield.
Labor's once again calling on the Liberals to come clean so the people of Western Sydney know what tolls they'll be paying and when.
"They have to be upfront and remind Western Sydney residents of the tolls they intend to impose on them if they are elected," said Ms McKay.
“The Liberals and Nationals are happy to waste taxpayers' money on blowouts to the tune of $14 billion, spending $2.2 billion knocking down and rebuilding Sydney stadiums and slug Western Sydney motorists to help make up the shortfall," Ms Car said.