NAPTHINE’S TAX GRAB HURTS LOCALS AS MOTORISTS

The Napthine Government has hit City of Casey residents with a record tax while families faced increased living costs, Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren South said today.

Fines have increased by $89.8 million from $266.7 million to $356.5 million – a huge 33.67 per cent increase.

Motor vehicle taxes have increased by 14.77 per cent ($135.2 million).

Vehicle registration is up to $591.2 million from $488.9 million or up 20.9 per cent.  

“Napthine will gouge the family budget with huge increases in registration and vehicle taxes,” Ms Graley said.

“These tax increases will be felt most by those in my electorate”, Ms Graley said.

“The number of vehicles owned per household in Narre Warren is significantly higher than the state and national average.”

Number of registered vehicles -3 or more vehicles- Narre Warren 20.6% compared to 16.8% for Victoria and 16.5% for Australia.

Hampton Park resident Ms Laura Fuentes, who has five cars in her household, said that, “On top of all the other cost of living increases, this affects me and my family in our personal as well as business lives. It puts more pressure on the family budget and it’s not a luxury having a car where I live, we need it.”  

“More people in Narre Warren and Casey have to have to rely on personal vehicle transportation as this Napthine Government continues to fail to invest in public transport and local roads across this region.” Ms Graley said.  

“For the financial sting for those in the City of Casey, net infrastructure
investment is set to remain below 2010 levels.”

“This Napthine Government is certainly not working hard to deliver for hard working City
of Casey families.”

 

Number
  of registered motor vehicles

Narre
  Warren

%

Victoria

%

Australia

%

None

348

4.1

164,030

8.4

665,852

8.6

1 motor
  vehicle

2,602

30.5

673,937

34.7

2,778,576

35.8

2 motor
  vehicles

3,597

42.1

720,287

37

2,802,468

36.1

3 or
  more vehicles

1,755

20.6

327,268

16.8

1,279,134

16.5

Number
  of motor vehicles not stated

234

2.7

59,167

3

234,292

3