Point to point transport review to focus on assistance, regional issues

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Transport for NSW today announced details of a review of the Point to Point transport sector to be led by Sue Baker-Finch.

The review will investigate if there is a need for any further assistance or structural adjustment within the sector and will take into account the particular challenges facing Point to Point transport operators in regional areas.  

Sue Baker-Finch brings to the review extensive executive leadership experience in commercial, government and not for profit sectors.

She has been a leader in the business chamber movement at both NSW and Illawarra region levels for over a decade and has a good understanding of issues and challenges impacting business in transforming economies.

“There have been many benefits of the Point to Point reforms and this is a chance to go back to the industry and customers on progress of the reforms to see if any adjustments might be needed,” said a Transport for NSW spokesperson.

“Point to Point transport also plays a critical role in regional NSW communities and like all regional businesses, they are facing the impacts of droughts, bushfires and floods. This review will address those challenges and examine what needs to be done to continue to meet regional transport needs.”

The safety of Point to Point transport customers, drivers and of the community remain the Government’s priority which is why the Government introduced stronger safety provisions under the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 and the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Regulation 2017.

The review will not revisit those requirements or the three completed schemes of the Industry Adjustment Assistance Package.

Information about how to participate in the review and the Terms of Reference are available by clicking here.