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Phil Goff: What's the holdup with spending the regional fuel tax

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 7:14pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff (Photo / Greg Bowker)
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff (Photo / Greg Bowker)

Phil Goff: What's the holdup with spending the regional fuel tax

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 7:14pm

Aucklanders have paid 515 million dollars in regional fuel taxes since 2018, meant to help fund transport projects and solve congestion issues.  

But instead of using the money, Auckland Council is sitting on a goldmine. It's spent less than half the money, and still has 285 million in its coffers.  

National says it undermines claims that the tax is essential to fund projects that Auckland needs.  

Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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