Essential Report

Building roads and freeways

Oct 6, 2015

Q: Do you approve of paying tolls for new roads and freeways or do you think new roads and freeways should only be built if the Government can pay for them without charging tolls?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Pay tolls for new roads/freeways 24% 23% 31% 21% 18%
Only build new roads/freeways if Government can pay for them without tolls 64% 67% 59% 67% 74%
Don’t know 12% 10% 10% 12% 8% 

64% think that new roads and freeways should only be built if the Government can pay for them without charging tolls and 24% approve of paying tolls for new roads and freeways.

Those most likely to approve paying tolls were aged 65+ (32%), earning $1,600+ pw (29%) and university educated (29%).

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