THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT is set to increase the toll on Brisbane's Gateway Bridge by 90 cents from July, jumping to $3.85 for private cars.
The increase will see regular commuters paying around $9 extra each week - an increase that follows the loss of Queensland's 8 cents-per-litre fuel subsidy.
State Treasurer Andrew Fraser has described the increase as justified, saying it should not come as a surprise to motorists because an increase to $3.60 had already been announced.
"The increase here of 35 cents [over the original increase to $3.60] is about delivering half-a-billion-dollars worth of road upgrade," Mr Fraser told the ABC.
"I think that's a proposition that represents value for money because of the road upgrade and that's the proposition we're putting before people."
Speaking with AAP, the RACQ's Gary Fites said that the increase will help the Queensland Government sell Queensland Motorways, after announcing it would offload a number of state assets.