Stephen Bali takes aim over M4 toll as west enters last toll-free week

TOLL TIME: "We're being treated as a joke," WSROC president Stephen Bali (right) said, pictured with Prospect MP Hugh McDermott. Picture: Geoff Jones
TOLL TIME: "We're being treated as a joke," WSROC president Stephen Bali (right) said, pictured with Prospect MP Hugh McDermott. Picture: Geoff Jones

In case you forgot, western Sydney has entered its last toll-free week for decades. 

The controversial M4 toll returns next Tuesday, which will remain until at least 2060. From next week, a one-way trip from Parramatta to Homebush will set back motorists $4.56.

“We’ve already got the M7, the M5, the M2. We’re all tolled out,” Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils president Stephen Bali told the Sun

WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres said the widened M4 had already proved “a game changer”, with time savings of 17 minutes for westbound traffic.

“So not only do we have more cars travelling on the road, every car, truck, cab, is travelling faster. This is in stark contrast to Labor, who ignored the M4 for an entire generation, leaving it unfinished,” Mr Ayres said.