Road Tolls Australia & New Zealand

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Australia Road Tolls
The history of toll roads in Australia dates back to 1811 when the first toll road (Sydney–Parramatta) was built. In 1932, the first toll bridge (Sydney Harbour Bridge) was built by the NSW government. Since the early 1990s, there has been increasing involvement of the private sector in toll road projects, causing a fundamental change to the traditional landscape of toll roads in Australia. Currently there are 16 toll roads operating in Australia with a total length of 241 km. Most of these toll roads involve some form of Public Private Partnership (PPP). Of the 16, eight are in NSW, two in Victoria and six in Queensland. Toll charges Toll charges take a number of forms: Fixed Distance-based (M7 (Westlink)) Time of day and day of week (Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel) Currently, 13 of the 16 toll roads in Australia use fixed tolling whereby there is a fixed toll for use of the whole or specific sections of the motorway, regardless of the distance or time of day and day of week travelled. The M7 uses distance-based tolling (cars 38.81 cents/km capped at $7.76 and trucks 99.35 cents/km capped at $19.87). Toll charges on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel vary according to time of day and day of week. For people travelling outside of the peak periods or on weekends, a lower toll applies.

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New Zealand Toll Roads

Tolling is an option for contributing to the costs of construction, operations and maintenance of new roads. It allows the opportunity to bring forward the construction of key roads, providing regions with safer roads and potential economic growth.

The Transport Agency currently has three toll roads: the Northern Gateway Toll Road north of Auckland, and the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road and the Takitimu Drive Toll Road, both in Tauranga.

New Zealand toll road map

Northern Gateway Toll Road

Northern Gateway Toll Road

The Northern Gateway Toll Road is a 7.5km motorway north of Auckland between Silverdale and Pūhoi, part of State Highway 1 (SH1). Heading north, the toll road begins just before Ōrewa and ends after the Johnstone Hills near Pūhoi. The toll road gives you a choice between a more direct route or the scenic State Highway 17 via Ōrewa.

 Takitimu Drive Toll Road

Takitimu Drive Toll Road

The Takitimu Drive Toll Road, formerly known as Route K Toll Road, is a 5km road that bypasses the Tauranga city centre and takes traffic from State Highway 29 (SH29) to State Highway 2 (SH2) in the direction of the Port of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The alternative routes are via Cameron Road or Cambridge/Moffat Roads.

Takitimu Drive Toll Road fees