A new petrol tax of 10-cents a litre for Aucklanders is only months away, with the council hoping to introduce the tax as soon as possible.
The newly sworn-in government has confirmed it will change legislation to pave the way for the Auckland Council to bring in the new levy.
The money raised from the new tax will be used to help pay for $15 billion worth of light rail around the city, as well as new bus ways, bike paths and roads.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the fuel tax was the fairest way to raise the money needed to pay for new transport projects.
The new fuel tax will replace the current Interim Transport Levy, which expires in June next year.
Mr Goff said this 10-cent a litre tax raises twice as much money, and is a fairer way to source it.