Point to Point - Industry Assistance
The NSW Government established an industry adjustment assistance package of up to $250 million. These funds have been made available across three streams:
- Additional Assistance Hire Vehicles Payment Scheme,
- Transitional Assistance Payment (Phase 1 and Phase 2); and
- Additional Assistance Payment Scheme.
Additional Assistance Payment Scheme
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has received some 1250 applications under the Additional Assistance Payment Scheme (AAPS) since the scheme opened in July 2018 and closed in December 2018. TfNSW commenced offers to applicants in December 2018, in line with its commitment.
Applications under the AAPS require substantial supporting evidence. TfNSW is following up with a significant number of applicants to obtain information needed to ensure applications are assessed and finalised in a fair and consistent manner. While this process is taking longer than anticipated, it is necessary to ensure that applicants receive what they may be entitled to.
TfNSW is committed to finalising the assessment of all AAPS applications, where adequate information has been provided, and making offers to applicants by no later than 15 May 2019, so that payments can be made by 30 June 2019. TfNSW has applied additional resources to accelerate the assessment and payment process.
TfNSW has written directly to all AAPS applicants to update them on the current status of the assessment and payment process. TfNSW would like to thank applicants for their assistance and patience as we complete the final stages of the AAPS process.
For further details, visit the Additional Assistance Payment Scheme page.
- Applicants are encouraged to seek independent legal or professional financial / taxation advice in relation to the additional assistance payment scheme and your individual circumstances. Read here for further information.