Regular West Australians utilizing trains and buses are going to be at the very least $190 a year worse off when increases in public transport fares and utility charges start on July 1.

At the same time, people today who put solar panels on their roofs following Friday will receive only twenty cents per kilowatt hour they feed back into the grid.

The WA government announced in Could it would slash the rate of its net feed-in tariff scheme from 40 cents per kilowatt hour to 20 cents, to ensure it remains sustainable.
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The scheme was only introduced in August last year but its recognition far outweighed the government’s expectations.

From July 1, WA residents not using solar panels to power their homes are going to be hit with an electrical power charge increase.As flagged in the May possibly spending budget, electricity charges will rise by 5 per cent, adding an added $72 for the average household power bill.

Residents will also be slugged with an eight.5 per cent water bill enhance, costing an further $98 a year.

The government has lifted public transport fares by two.7 per cent, that will expense these travelling across two zones an additional $19.50 a year.

All up, an typical West Australian making use of public transport from July 1 are going to be out of pocket $190 for the year.

From Friday, the government will double the level of income it’ll put back into the road trauma trust fund, that’s applied strengthen the safety of WA roads and discover strategies of decreasing road deaths and injuries.