HAWKESBURY CARAVAN OWNERS – SET TO SAVE BIG

TREASURER AND MEMBER for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet has reminded caravan owners that they are now eligible for a 40 per cent discount in registering caravans and camper trailers.

“The changes came into effect on November 1 which means that caravan owners in the Hawkesbury will now save up to $471 off their rego”, said Mr Perrottet.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said that the motor vehicle tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle in NSW, but eligible caravan owners will now benefit from a reduction.

“Not only will this put money back into hip pockets, it will encourage more people to travel and do business in NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the Liberals and Naitonals recognised the need to reduce costs associated with these popular vehicles.

“These are big numbers and huge savings. The change will apply to towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, putting a saving of up to $471 back into the pockets of hard working families,” Mrs Pavey said.

KEY POINTS

• 120,000 caravaners to benefit from the reduction

• Savings range from $46 to $471

• The 40 per cent reduction applies to privatelyowned towed caravans and purposed-built camper trailers, weighing 255kg to 4.5 tonne

• A pensioner that elects to have free registration for a vehicle other than their caravan or camper trailer, is still be eligible for the 40 per cent discount

Towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers that are privately registered will be eligible for the 40 per cent reduction in motor vehicle tax. Customers will still be required to pay the standard NSW registration fees including the annual fee of $65