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Will rate-payers bear the brunt of Wellington's transport plan?

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Friday, 17 May 2019, 7:10a.m.
The $6.4 billion transport package includes mass transit and a second Mount Victoria tunnel. Photo / Mark Mitchell.

Concerns Wellington rate-payers are going to be stumping up a lot more of the cost for Let's Get Wellington Moving.

The $6.4 billion transport package includes mass transit and a second Mount Victoria tunnel.

The Government's funding 60 per cent of it, with councils paying the rest.

City councillor Andy Foster told Mike Hosking most of that burden will end up on rates.

"They've basically said no to fuel tax and they have basically said no to congestion pricing and that means it is putting, roughly speaking, an extra 12 to 16 per cent on our rates."

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