Point to Point Transport Taskforce

Point to Point Transport Taskforce Report

The NSW Government has released the point to point transport taskforce report and the Government response  to the report.

Background

On 1 July 2015 the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, announced an independent taskforce to examine the future sustainability of taxis, hire cars and other emerging point to point transport providers in NSW, including ridesharing apps.

The taskforce was headed by Professor Gary Sturgess AM, who was assisted by Dr Tom Parry AM.  View the taskforce terms of reference.

In late August 2015 the taskforce released a discussion paper which outlined the way point to point transport services currently operate and sought comment on what works well and what could be improved.

The issues in the discussion paper were informed by meetings held in July and August by the taskforce across NSW with hundreds of people representing more than 140 organisations.

A fact sheet on the discussion paper was also released.

Submissions on the discussion paper closed Friday 25 September 2015.

More than 5,600 individuals, organisations and businesses shared their views with the taskforce on point to point transport. There were 5277 organised campaign letters and 414 of these included additional comments. This feedback helped the taskforce form its recommendations to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

The publication of submissions was subject to the taskforce submissions policy, including an assessment of length, content, appropriateness or confidentiality. The published submissions are now available.

Media releases

9 October 2015 Submissions to review of point to point transport services
28 August 2015 NSW community encouraged to have their say on taxi, rideshare and other point to point transport services
21 July 2015 Wheels in motion for the future of point to point transport
1 July 2015 Solution for a changing industry: Taskforce to examine point to point transport