Fuel Taxes

Transparent use of tax revenue is critical. Fuel tax is one such example, with only 10 cents per litre of the 38.5 cents per litre excise raised being spent on roads.

If you travel 50 km each way in a particular transport corridor then you are contributing around $3.85 per day to the Government, which should be enough for road upgrades without tolls. Trucks on the same route can easily contribute five times that amount or around $20.

Current revenue raised by fuel excise is sufficient to provide approximately the equivalent of 26 Tugun Bypasses per year.