Things Are About To Get Even More Expensive For Qld Drivers
It’s not great news for Queensland motorists with vehicle registration to increase by 3.5 per cent from July 1.
The State Government says, despite it being almost double the rate of inflation, the increase is necessary for its upcoming budget.
It will be worth $300 million over the next four years.
According to the Brisbane Times, the Government says reducing the increase would leave a hole in the budget.
Rego for a four-cylinder car will rise from $352.30 to $364.65 – which doesn’t include the price of compulsory third-party insurance.
The Opposition claims Queenslanders are being used like “cash cows” again.
"We know what their record was when they were last in office increasing the rego by 30 per cent in just four years, well they're at it again," Opposition Treasury Spokesman Scott Emerson said.
While the Government has denied the allegations, pointing the finger at the LNP for their previous cost-cutting measures, others are also calling for a freeze.
The RACQ has been one of the state’s most vocal protestors. According to the motoring body, Queensland is the most expensive place for six-cylinder vehicle owners and comes in second for four-cylinder vehicles.