Premier Weatherill’s ‘vision’ for a carbon-neutral Adelaide is nothing more than a sneaky, underhanded method of re-introducing a CBD car park tax.
A CBD car park tax would be a job-killing tax – the last thing South Australia needs given our 7.7 per cent unemployment rate.
The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Foundation Report provided to the Weatherill Labor Government states that there are opportunities to disincentivise car use by raising car park fees in the city.
This is simply code for introducing a car park tax.
“The State Liberals opposed the car park tax two years ago and we’ll do it again,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“A car park tax will hurt businesses, crush any job-creating opportunities, discourage people from entering the city and damage CBD vibrancy.
“We have the highest unemployment rate in the nation and the Weatherill Labor Government’s solution is to introduce a new tax.
“This is a complete slap in the face to South Australian households and businesses.
“The Weatherill Labor Government’s job creation and economic stimulus policies are a complete farce.
“We need to be reducing taxes, not increasing them and introducing new ones!
“The State Liberals will stand up for South Australian businesses and families by opposing a CBD car park tax every step of the way.
“A CBD car park tax is just a desperate, money-grabbing ploy by a tired and broke Labor Government.”