NAPTHINE TAKES MOTORISTS FOR A RIDE

Local families will be even worse off from today as the Napthine Government’s increases to vehicle registration and myki takes effect.

From today, local residents will be expected to pay $757.70 to register their car, an increase of $45.60.

Stamp duty on the purchase of new and used cars will also increase by $0.40 per $200, while changes to two-hour myki passes will now mean commuters need to purchase longer and more expensive passes.

“The Napthine Government is yet again taking the boot to local families who are already struggling to meet the rising cost of living,”

“This is a Government that has refused to invest in local roads or public transport, but is happy to demand local residents pay more for their vehicle’s registration or to hop on a late and overcrowded train,”

 “In Narre Warren South alone there are two vehicles for every household and over
75% of people travel to work by car,” 

“Local families now rely on multiple vehicles and today’s price hike will be a huge hit to the already stressed family budget.”

In Parliament earlier this year Ms Graley called on the Napthine Government to introduce a payment plan option for vehicle registration.

“Giving families the option to pay for their vehicles registration through a payment plan will make a significant difference in their lives and be one less pressure on the family budget,” 

“It’s time for the Napthine Government, which has overseen the cost of vehicle
registration skyrocket, to do what’s right and establish a payment plan for vehicle registration.