The NSW Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, announced the restructuring of the NSW Transport department.
The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA), NSW Maritime, the Transport Construction Authority and the Country Rail Infrastructure Authority will no longer exist and will all come under the new integrated authority, Transport for NSW.
Transport for NSW will be responsible for the delivery of services across all modes of transport, with a particular focus on customer service.
Mr Gay said a new body to be called NSW Roads and Maritime Services would build and maintain roads; conduct driving tests; issue licences and registrations; and oversee harbours and waterways.
“What we will have [instead of the RTA] is a streamlined, customer-focused organisation to deliver essential frontline services to the people who use our roads, our harbours and our waterways. This means that for the first time the key freight system components including road, rail, marine, ports and intermodal terminals will be consolidated, and will provide a single point of contact for industry interaction,” he said.
Under the new structure the six divisions of Transport for NSW will be:
- Customer Experience which will make sure journeys are as simple and seamless as possible
- Planning and Programs which will consolidate planning for all modes and develop a comprehensive transport master plan
- Transport Services which will ensure transport services cost-effectively meet the current and future needs of customers
- Transport Projects which will ensure major projects are delivered on time and on budget
- Freight and Regional Development which will make sure freight services and facilities meet the needs of the State economy, with particular focus on regional NSW
- Policy and Regulation which will develop and oversight polices and laws pertaining to transport across the state