Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen

Pay to Drive Part 1

Tuesday 9th December / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Perth motorists were in an uproar last week after comments made by Premier Colin Barnett suggested a levy could be added to registration fees in order to pay for transport infrastructure.

The Opposition and media quickly labeled it a ‘congestion tax’ and the Barnett government was accused of broken promises and revenue raising.

With Perth’s population continuing to grow despite the state’s economic downturn and the CBD aiming to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, is a ‘congestion tax’ on vehicles really a bad idea?

RTRFM’s Courtney Rawlings spoke to Peter Newman, a sustainability professor at Curtin University who believes a broad levy will undoubtedly raise money for infrastructure, but if Perth really wants to compete with cities like London or Singapore, targeted fees for cars entering the CBD at peak hour will be a reality before we know it.

Tags In This Story

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

Latest Stories

We’re not Cross this exhibition is Hatching!

Friday 19th July

We’re not Cross this exhibition is Hatching!

Co curator of Cross Hatched and Room 01 Collective member, Jaimi Wright,  joined Danae for Artbeat.  […]

Cacao, Sound and Ceremony

Friday 19th July

Cacao, Sound and Ceremony

RTRFM’s Bec Bowman talked with Willow and Catherine Francis on Artbeat, about their upcoming performance; Cacao, Sound […]

Winter Nights: On Theatre

Friday 19th July

Winter Nights: On Theatre

To open The Blue Room Theatre Winter Nights season, Perth’s newest festival of experimentation and ideas, Shelagh Magadza […]

Famous Sharron is Taking Fremantle by Streamers!

Friday 19th July

Famous Sharron is Taking Fremantle by Streamers!

Famous Sharron (two r’s, one’s silent) joined Tom in the studio for Artbeat and talked all about […]

Songs for Emily

Friday 19th July

Songs for Emily

Greg Dear, from The Beautiful Losers and musician Nikki Jones join Tom Reynolds in the studio […]

Movie Squad: The Lion King & Apollo 11

Friday 19th July

Movie Squad: The Lion King & Apollo 11

It’s Friday, which means we are back with our favourite mates from the movies – Simon […]

FRIDAY MIX: Bruna

Friday 19th July

FRIDAY MIX: Bruna

A kick-start to the weekend was brought to you by glitch-goddess Bruna. With a spot at RTRFM’s […]

Body Type talk tours & Back Street Boys

Friday 19th July

Body Type talk tours & Back Street Boys

It’s been a big 12 months for Sydney band Body Type! They’ve ticked off shows in […]