The Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Assistance Panel

The Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industry Assistance Panel (the Panel) was established to provide advice and recommendations to the NSW Minister for Transport and Roads in relation to industry assistance for the taxi and hire vehicle industries. 

The Panel was comprised of a nominee of the Secretary of Transport, a nominee of the Secretary of Treasury and a nominee of the Secretary of Premier and Cabinet. A nominee of the CEO of the NSW Taxi Council was also included to ensure that the interests and concerns of the taxi industry were presented to the Panel.

The Panel was responsible for developing procedures for the assessment of applications for the Transitional Assistance Payment Scheme, Additional Assistance Hire Vehicles Payment Scheme and the Additional Assistance Payment Scheme.

In relation to the Additional Assistance Hire Vehicles Payment Scheme and the Additional Assistance Payment Scheme the Panel was also responsible for making recommendations to the Minister about industry assistance payments.

The Panel had a key role making recommendations to the Minister about the criteria for the assessment of AAPS applications and payments.