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National: Congestion charges expected to be introduced in Auckland

12:00pm on 10 May 2022

By Sam Ashton

An announcement is expected on Monday regarding the Emissions Reduction Plan, with the potential for congestion charges to be introduced in Auckland.

During peak hours, drivers could be charged up to $7 a day to arrive and leave the CBD. 

As a measure to combat vehicle emissions, these charges are estimated to reduce the traffic by 12 percent. 

Minister of Transport Michael Wood says Auckland's fuel tax would likely be scrapped if a congestion charge is introduced. He added that the charge would also need to be equitable for low-income earners. 

​Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air.