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According to the "Herald Sun" report on July 7, Australian Eastern Time, the new fiscal year will increase road maintenance fees and speeding fines, which will make life more difficult for struggling Victorian families.

From Wednesday this week, the Victorian government will increase fines and processing fees by 2.75%. This move will give the government millions of additional fiscal revenues.

The cost of urban residents going to the Victorian Roads Department for vehicle registration increased by A$13.9, which means that it will cost residents A$771.6 to register a vehicle, and Victoria’s fiscal revenue is expected to increase by A$6500 million.

The fine for running a red light will increase from A$369 to A$379, adding an additional A$770 million in fiscal revenue.

Drivers who call while driving will also be fined A$455, an increase of A$22 over the previous period. And crossing the road will be fined 5 Australian dollars.

The Melbourne city fined $76 for illegal parking, an increase of $2.

According to the Basic Services Commission, the annual water bills for owners and occupants will increase to varying degrees. City West users will increase by 24 Australian dollars; South East Water users will increase by 25 Australian dollars; Yarra Valley Water users will increase by 16 Australian dollars; and Western Water users will increase by 16 Australian dollars. . In most areas, regional water charges will increase by 5 to 18 Australian dollars, but Barwon Water users' water charges will drop by 34 Australian dollars, and South Gippsland Water users' water charges will also drop by 2 Australian dollars. However, the Victorian government has promised to maintain a rebate of A$100 per year.

Emma King, chief executive of the Victorian Social Services Commission, warned that although the increase in water and electricity bills is small, the increase in fees will still have a certain impact. It turns out that the increase in the cost of living will lead to greater pressure on Melbourne residents.

During the campaign, the Labour Party promised that the increase in fees and fines would not exceed the increase in inflation. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance said that all increase in expenses must be in line with the price level. But Michael O'brien, the shadow finance minister, warned that other expenses have risen significantly, such as firefighting expenses. This is another tax commitment that the Labour Party has not kept.

How much will you pay more in the new fiscal year?

Inner city

City West Water 925 Australian dollars, an increase of 24 Australian dollars

South East Water 1000 Australian dollars, an increase of 25 Australian dollars

Yarra Valley Water 1069 Australian dollars, an increase of 16 Australian dollars

Western Water AUD 1015, an increase of AUD 43

Regions and rural areas

Barwon Water 984 Australian dollars, down 34 Australian dollars

Central Highlands Water A$1199, an increase of A$12

Coliban Water is 1299 Australian dollars, an increase of 16 Australian dollars

East Gippsland Water 1142 Australian dollars, an increase of 18 Australian dollars

Gippsland Water 1261 Australian dollars, an increase of 9 Australian dollars

Goulburn Valley Water $901, an increase of $9

GWM Water is 1311 Australian dollars, an increase of 12 Australian dollars

Lower Murray Water 915 Australian dollars, an increase of 14 Australian dollars

North East Water 868 Australian dollars, an increase of 5 Australian dollars

South Gippsland Water 958 Australian dollars, down 2 Australian dollars

Wannon Water 1098 Australian dollars, an increase of 5 Australian dollars

Westernport Water 1085 Australian dollars, an increase of 13 Australian dollars

Source of the above data: Victorian Basic Services Commission. These data are based on the average water consumption of each service area and the household expense bill of residential users.

News compiled from "The Herald Sun"

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