The RACT has welcomed the approval by the Tasmanian Parliament of a Code of Practice for fuel price boards.
It will oblige petrol stations to only
display undiscounted petrol prices on petrol price boards, before any
promotional discounts are applied.
RACT executive general manager Membership and
Community Stacey Pennicott said the introduction of the code was clearly a good
result for Tasmanian motorists, for which the RACT had lobbied since 2014.
“More recently, the RACT sought a review of
the legislation and made a formal submission as part of the government’s
consultation on the issue,” she said.
“Concerns about fuel prices are consistently
expressed to the RACT by our members, so we are pleased that our work with the
government in this space has delivered this outcome.”
Government Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett said the Code would start six months after
gazettal to allow service station holders to make the necessary changes in
order to be compliant with the new requirements.