Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless last week welcomed the announcement farmers in regional NSW will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after the NSW Government changed the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers.
“The changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018,” Mr Colless said. “We don’t want to see anyone pay more than they should for essential costs such as vehicle registration, especially farmers in regional NSW who are doing it tough right now.”
“Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said in a boost for farmers, the NSW Government will provide partial refunds on previous heavy vehicles registration charges going back over three years, saving primary producers an average of $2,094.”
“Farmers will also receive free registration over the next two years for their heavy vehicles,” Mrs Pavey said.
These changes come at a crucial time for farmers in regional NSW, and compliment the NSW Government’s more than $1 billion in drought support, which includes waiving class one agricultural vehicle registration costs. “Further to the refund announced, and as a result of the drought conditions, primary producers will also receive a registration rebate on their heavy vehicles for the next two years.”
The registration rebate will apply to all renewals from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020. For producers who register their vehicles between 1 July and 1 November this year, the amount will be refunded. Further information is available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/primary-producer-hv-rego