Primary producers will continue to save on heavy vehicle registration charges as part of the NSW Government’s recent $310 million boost to drought relief.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said that despite rain in recent months across parts of the state, the drought was far from over with the majority of farmers still feeling the financial impacts.
“Many primary producers are still bringing in feed or carting water attracting large overheads which is why we’re working to reduce the cost of doing business wherever we can,” Mr Toole said.
“The additional commitment of $310 million to the NSW drought package will allow us to continue to waive fees and charges for primary producers including providing an exemption on registration charges for heavy vehicles for another 12 months to 30 June, 2021.
“Thousands of primary producers have benefited from this measure over the past two years, which shows it’s making a real difference.
“Drought remains a critical issue for our bush communities, carrying with it devastating economic and social impacts on all of regional NSW. Even the most established farming businesses have been impacted, while local towns suffer from the flow-on effects, so it’s important we continue to deliver initiatives that help farmers out.”
Farmers will still have to pay for Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, stamp duty, number plate fees and relevant vehicle checks for the safety of all road users.
More information about heavy vehicle registration rebates can be found online.
Source: NSW Government