Heavy vehicle road charge proposal to improve infrastructure could begin by 2019

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A proposal to charge truck companies a “network charge” to use roads is still being worked through by the Federal and South Australian governments in a bid to channel cash into the road network.

Premier Jay Weatherill earlier this year offered for the state trial elements of the proposal, which if successful would be rolled out nationwide.

The national proposal is seen as a strategy to improve the country’s freight transport infrastructure.

Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the system could apply from about 2019.

Mr Briggs said the Federal and SA governments had agreed to work together on the proposal.

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