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NSW motorists to receive up to $750 cash back in toll relief scheme

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A NSW toll relief scheme is set to put millions of dollars back into the pockets of the state’s motorists.

More than half a million drivers will be eligible for the new Service NSW scheme next year.

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Those who have spent more than $375 on tolls this financial year will be able to claim a 40 per cent rebate of up to $750.

To be eligible, drivers will need to be a NSW resident, with a privately registered vehicle and a toll account linked to their license plates.

Payments will be backdated to July 1, 2022, and the first rebate will hit bank accounts from mid-January 2023.

Rebates will be paid every quarter and tolling accounts will be assessed on cumulative toll spend across all NSW toll roads.

All vehicle types except for heavy vehicles such as trucks are included in the scheme, and all toll roads are included except the M5 South-West which has its own cashback scheme.

A NSW toll relief scheme is set to put millions of dollars back into the pockets of the state’s motorists. File. Credit: DEAN LEWINS/AAPIMAGE

Treasurer Matt Kean said the scheme was the latest addition to the NSW Government’s commitment to toll relief.

“This initiative will deliver $520 million worth of relief over two years, saving eligible commuters up to $750 per year,” Kean said.

“Over the past two years alone, we have given $236 million back to drivers through the M5 Cashback Scheme and a further $139 million in registration relief.”

Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the new scheme would make life easier for families right across Sydney, including in Sydney’s west and south west.

“More than half a million Sydney motorists will benefit from the rebate which will be paid quarterly, putting more money back into the pockets of more motorists more often, particularly in Western Sydney,” Ward said.

“Improving Sydney’s tollways is a complex task, but we are focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for commuters across the city.

“This includes delivering and maintaining the world-class infrastructure that Sydney needs now, while ensuring Sydney remains affordable for everyday families.”

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Source: 7News