Sydney’s web of toll roads.
Sydney’s web of toll roads.

Tradies spending $8000 a year on tolls

SYDNEY will have more road tolls that any city in the world by 2023, a special investigation by The Daily Telegraph today reveals.

Australia's biggest and busiest­ city is already home to 135km of tolled roads across nine major roadways - with some drivers spending more than $8000 every year just to get to work.

This includes the M5 from Prestons to Beverly Hills, M2 from Seven Hills to Epping and the Westlink M7.

And it's only set to get worse with six more toll roads in the next five years.

The widened M4 Parramatta to Homebush comes into operation next month. Then there's the NorthConnex in the Hills, followed by the $16.8 billion West­Connex which is expected to open by 2023. 

Other future projects likely to be tolled include the M9 Orbital and M12 in the west, the F6 in the south, the Northern Beaches Link and the Western Harbour Tunnel.

More on this at the Daily Telegraph