Will the Government consider refunding the new tolls on the M5 East if the benchmarks to reduce commutes by 30 minutes, halving traffic and doubling travel speeds, are not met?
I am advised:
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government delivered the M8 motorway after Labor failed to ensure sufficient capacity on the M5 East to accommodate future demand.
Prior to the opening of M8, the M5 East was identified as one of the most congested motorways in Australia.
As motorists adjust to the new M8, it will improve the speed, reliability and safety of travel along the M5 corridor, including improving travel times on the M5 East.
Motorists can access free or half-price registration for a privately-registered vehicle as part of the Government's toll relief measures.