40 PER CENT CARAVAN REGO DROP PROPOSED IN NSW BUDGET 2018

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is applauding an announcement resulting in a 40 per cent drop in registering caravans for grey nomads, families and adventurers.
“I have attended numerous meetings and lobbied for these changes since 2011 and I’m delighted the Government has given a significant tax saving to these travellers across the state.

“This tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle in NSW, but eligible caravan owners will benefit from the reduction. Not only will this put money back into hip pockets, it will encourage more people to do business in NSW.

“Reducing the costs for caravan registration will allow people to spend their money on things they love – including camping and caravanning around NSW.

“Towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers that are privately registered will be eligible for the 40 per cent reduction in registration,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Tamworth and District Caravan and Leisure Club’s Treasurer and newsletter editor, Helen Hayward and her husband Brian, who is the Club’s Vice President, welcomed the announcement.

“The Club has been working with Kevin for more than four years for this cut and we think it is a real bonus,” Mrs Hayward said.

“We collected more than 11,000 signatures in a petition and we appreciate that Kevin stuck with us for all these years and we’ve got a reduction in our caravan registration costs.”

The reduction will benefit about 120,000 registrations and will be implemented from 1 November 2018. Customers will still be required to pay the standard NSW registration fees including the annual fee of $65. 

For more information visit rms.nsw.gov.au 

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