neoballmon wrote: GoodSmackUp wrote:
Billi-X wrote:Wholly in favour of the idea. Northern Expressway, Southern Expressway, Port River Expressway and the Superway should all be toll roads.
so people coming from Gawler will eventually have to pay 2 tolls to get to work at wingfield?
Only one once the northern connector is built.
I don't know how you maths but that would make 3 toll roads from Gawler to Wingfield.
I am against toll roads. If a toll is there to simply pay for the road itself all that will happen is in areas with lots of industry and therefore traffic, lots of money will be generated, but struggling areas will continue to struggle; enter the spiral of death for regions.
You will create ghettos which will impact the entire state.
The Australian states federated because it is better to spread the load, areas that are under performing are given a hand from areas that are doing well.
South Australia is an under performing state and is lifted by the states which are performing well. One day South Australia will be on top of its game and will be holding up some other state.
Wingfield might be doing well and therefore road projects for its highway would be fundable but say Edwardstown, Lonsdale, Adelaide Hills or Barossa are struggling; do we just let them die because of the temporary failure?
We pay general taxes(income, GST, water/sewage, land oh the list goes on), we supplement that with many user pay taxes such as fuel, drivers license, rego, general GST on other car related purchases(servicing, oil, tyres etc). Why do we need another localized tax stream to fund projects that are clearly in the states/countries interest?