15 Jul 2008

End-date given for review of road user charges

11:43 am on 15 July 2008

The Minister of Transport says a review into the way the Government sets road user chargers will be completed early next year.

The Government agreed to look at the way charges are set after thousands of truckers protested on 4 July against an unexpected increase.

Annette King and the acting head of the Ministry of Transport met the Road Transport Forum on Tuesday. The forum represents truck drivers.

Afterwards, Ms King and forum chief executive Tony Friedlander said the review will provide greater certainty over charges in the future.