Evolving Transport Q&As - 22 May 2019

Find the answer to your question more quickly by selecting on of the categories below.

Changes to structures

What will happen to Roads and Maritime Services as an agency?

Roads and Maritime Services will cease operating as a standalone agency within the Transport Cluster. The functions of Roads and Maritime Services will be combined within the new divisions of Transport for NSW.

What will happen to the other operating agencies?

Operating agencies will work within a new division, but will remain as separate agencies:

Urban Transport Division:

  • Sydney Trains
  • State Transit
  • Sydney Metro Authority

Regional Transport Division:

  • NSW Trains

Will there be further consolidation of shared corporate services and / or ‘back office’ functions?

Our focus is on improving customer service and this may mean that further alignment will be considered at a future date. This would be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Where will different teams be located under the new Operating Model?

Decisions on the transition of functions from Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services into the new cluster operating model have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation will only occur following consultation with staff and unions, the new Deputy Secretaries, Agency executives and other senior leaders.

What will happen to the Divisional Management Offices (DMOs) under the new Operating Model? Will the current review of TfNSW’s DMOs proceed?

Each division will have a DMO or similar Executive support. Recruitment is underway for a number of Executive Transition Director roles to support Deputy Secretaries with the establishment of their executive support functions (including DMOs).

What will happen to the Chief Executives of each operation agency?

Chief Executives of each of the operating agencies remain with the same operational responsibilities. These Chief Executives will align into the new operating model and report into a relevant Deputy Secretary in relation to the day to day operations of their agency.

TfNSW and RMS are currently working to join together 1 July.

What does it mean when operating agencies are in the Urban or Regional divisions?

Urban and Regional divisions will have primary responsibility for engaging and partnering with operating agencies for services provided in urban and regional areas respectively.

What will happen to reform programs that are underway?

Principles have been developed to guide decision making on reform programs currently underway and have been provided to Unions for their comments. Speak to your manager for further information relevant to your area.

Where will Safety, Environment and Regulation functions sit in the new operating model?

A review will be conducted to guide the best outcomes for the safety function.

Transport is committed to optimising how we manage our safety, environment and regulation functions. We are undertaking a review of how these functions can work effectively in the cluster. Staff will be consulted during the process and once the outcomes of this review are known.

What does the next layer of the Operating Model look like?

The next layer of the Operating model will be worked through by the relevant Deputy Secretary and their leadership team in consultation with their staff and the unions. The priority is to align functions across RMS and TfNSW into the operating model by 1 July.

All staff can provide comment on the initial proposed transitions until 12 June 2019.

What are the boundaries between Urban and Regional?

The boundary between the Urban and Regional Division is being finalised and will be provided when available. Your views are welcome on this issue.

How will RMS be involved in influencing the changes and consulted to ensure our responsibilities are understood rather than assumed?

The transition to the new operating model proposal is available on the dedicated Evolving Transport website at stayinformed.com.au and we are encouraging all staff to provide their feedback. To assist with this, all RMS staff have been invited to a briefing session prior to the close of consultation on 12 June. Feedback can also be provided at any time by emailing evolving.transport@transport.nsw.gov.au. From July onwards, teams will be engaged to support thinking about future ways of working for better customer and community outcomes.

How long will it take to confirm the new structure?

Consultation closes on 12 June and the Secretary will advise on his decisions on the structure for 1 July by 18 June. Further engagement of teams will occur from July onwards.


People

Will my superannuation arrangements be impacted by this change?

No. There will be no impact on superannuation arrangements. Members of closed defined benefits schemes will remain members of those schemes.

Will my current entitlements be impacted?

No. There will be no impact on accrued but untaken leave entitlements, or continuity of service following transition to the new operating model.

Will I have to reapply for my job?

No. While there are changes in reporting lines at the senior level, the ‘lift and shift’ to the new operating model for 1 July will see award staff remain in their current roles and teams.

Where roles or functions are duplicated, will there be a process to compete for those roles?

Where further functional alignments are required after 1 July 2019 – including due to factors such as the duplication of roles – this would be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Will locations change?

Current staff locations will not change in the interim or as a result of the transition to the new operating model on 1 July. As further proposed alignment changes become known, staff and unions will be consulted in regard to these proposals including location.

TfNSW is continuing to plan for the relocation of Sydney metropolitan ‘office based’ accommodation in line with the Future Workplaces Strategy and the NSW Government’s office accommodation policy.

What will happen to non-executive staff generally?

The priority is to get the Executive leadership structure in place.

Once Executive leadership is in place, work will start on integrating Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW staff into the relevant divisions, which in some cases could mean a change in reporting lines.

Further organisational alignment and any associated transfers; and accommodation/location arrangements may be considered later. If this occurs it will be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Does my work change today? Do I now report to someone different?

Your work does not change today. You will continue to perform the same role.

If you are an Executive Director in RMS or TfNSW, your reporting line will change to report to one of the new Deputy Secretaries.

For most teams, reporting into these Executive Directors, you will continue to report into the same Executive Director unless it makes functional sense to report somewhere else.

What will happen to RMS staff?

All RMS staff will undertake the same functions but will work within in a new TfNSW division. For most staff, their day to day role and location will remain the same. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What will happen to Transport for NSW staff?

All TfNSW staff will undertake the same functions but some will work within a new division. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What will happen to Sydney Trains and NSW Trains staff?

The agencies are retained, as are the employment functions.

The head of the agency will work with the Deputy Secretary of the new Urban and Regional
divisions.

There are no changes to existing roles and employment arrangements. The agencies will continue to be in the Federal jurisdiction and staff will be remain covered by existing Enterprise Agreements.

What happens to State Transit Authority staff?

The agency is retained and the delegated employment functions are retained.

The head of the agency will work with the Deputy Secretary, Urban Division.

There are no changes to existing roles and employment arrangements. Staff will be remain in the Transport Service and covered by existing Awards.

What will happen to Sydney Metro staff?

The Statutory Authority is retained as well as the delegated employment functions.

The Chief Executive of the agency will continue to report to the Board, and both will work with the Deputy Secretary, Urban Division

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing instrument (Transport Agreement). Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

Will my award change? Will we move to a new award?

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What is the proposed consultation process and timelines?

Consultation has commenced and all staff are able to provide comment on the proposed operating model until 5pm on 12 June 2019. Briefings are currently underway across the organisation – please see your leader or HR People Partner for information if you are yet to be invited to an information session.

You can provide feedback on the proposed operating model by emailing evolvingtransport@transport.nsw.gov.au

Will there be staff reductions?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model. Further alignment may be considered in the future. If this occurs it will be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Can you guarantee there will be no job losses?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model. As with all businesses, we will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

What if RMS employees don’t want to work for TfNSW?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model.

For most staff, their day-to-day role and location will remain the same. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

Where roles or functions are duplicated, will there be a process to compete for those roles?

Where functional realignments take place, we will discuss this as part of the consultation process.

Will voluntary redundancies be offered?

Further alignment may be considered in the future. If this occurs, it will be discussed as part of consultation.

While there may be changes in reporting lines at the senior level, during this stage, staff will remain in their current roles and teams, so there won't be any call for redundancies.

We will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff as a result of these reviews will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

When will union consultation start?

Engagement with unions about the changes is underway.


Systems and processes

Will policies and procedures change for the new operating model with the integration of RMS and TfNSW?

A review will be undertaken of policies and procedures across TfNSW and RMS as part of embedding the new operating model to ensure approaches are consistent and aligned.

New delegations – when will they be done?

Delegations will be changed to reflect the new operating model of the Transport cluster. Work has commenced on statutory delegations, financial / general delegations and HR delegations, including working on changes to our systems. We will keep you informed of progress.


The transition to the new operating model

Who is the transition team made of and will it be just corporate staff or will there be contributors from the business as well?

The transition team is currently being worked through. Once it is determined, it will be communicated. It will be a small core team, supported by working groups and with input from the relevant business areas. The team and working groups will work across all divisions.

What are the transition timeframes and potential impacts? What is the roadmap?

The priority is to align functions across RMS and TfNSW into the operating model by 1 July. All functions and duties will be required for the 1 July date of the new operating model. You can see more detailed and updated timeframes at our dedicated Evolving Transport website at www.stayinformed.com.au.

We will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff as a result of these reviews will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

In relation specific work, in agencies or in TfNSW, what do we stop?

Our delivery program across the Transport cluster does not stop. We will need to continue to deliver against our commitments. We continually review our delivery commitments to align to our Future Transport Strategy. As part of that review, if any changes to our work is needed we will make those changes and communicate them accordingly. You will be consulted where those may affect your work.

For specific questions relating to the work of teams, you should seek further guidance from your Executive Director.

What recruitment can I do? Will there be a freeze?

Principles have been developed and have been provided to Unions for their comment. These state that there will be no permanent recruitment for Transport Senior Service Executive Band 1 and above roles.

Where recruitment is for a role in an area not common to both agencies, normal recruitment, including ongoing offers of employment, will continue.

Where recruitment is for a role in an area that is common to both agencies, the recruitment process will cease and no new offers of employment will be made unless the role is business critical. If the role is critical, the recruitment may proceed as limited duration employment for up to one year.

Further work is being done on business rules for recruitment through expressions of interest and for limited duration roles and the engagement of labour hire.

Will these changes be stopped?

The government has determined that the transition to the new public sector structure will occur by 1 July 2019, so we are not in a position to halt the changes to set up new divisions and to realign relevant reporting lines under those divisions. We will continue to consult with staff and unions about these changes.

Is this the first step in privatising Transport?

These changes are about how we work. They are focused on delivering better outcomes for customers and communities by putting in place the right structure so that we can work more closely together, focusing on urban and regional NSW in a holistic way.

The Urban Division will have a large number of the clusters employees, mostly frontline. How do we ensure that the new People Strategy runs through the standalone agencies, particularly through to the frontline?

The People at the Heart strategy guides all decisions about our people across the entire Transport Cluster. Ensuring our people are at the heart of our thinking is one of the three underlying principles of the new operating model.

How will we deal with the alignment of policies / procedures /
delegations?

We are working towards RMS’s policies and procedures being ‘lifted and shifted’ to apply to those staff when they transfer to TfNSW on 1 July. This is subject to the current review of certain corporate policies and procedures to establish if any conflicts arise that need resolution by a replacement policy by 30 June. We are engaging with SMEs in areas such as Finance on this.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Policies or Procedures, please contact corporatepolicy@transport.nsw.gov.au

Delegations will be changed to reflect the new operating model of the Transport cluster. Work has commenced on statutory delegations, financial/general delegations and HR delegations, including working on changes to our systems. We will keep you informed of progress.

Communications

What is the external messaging to industry?

We’ve been keeping stakeholders informed of the changes and will continue to do so. If you think an external group needs further information, please speak to Nadeena Whitby, Director Industry and Stakeholder Engagement.

Legal

What will happen to the Roads Act?

Statutory delegations under the Roads Act will be updated before the new operating model takes effect to permit day to day work to continue under the new operating model.

Find the answer to your question more quickly by selecting on of the categories below.

Changes to structures

What will happen to Roads and Maritime Services as an agency?

Roads and Maritime Services will cease operating as a standalone agency within the Transport Cluster. The functions of Roads and Maritime Services will be combined within the new divisions of Transport for NSW.

What will happen to the other operating agencies?

Operating agencies will work within a new division, but will remain as separate agencies:

Urban Transport Division:

  • Sydney Trains
  • State Transit
  • Sydney Metro Authority

Regional Transport Division:

  • NSW Trains

Will there be further consolidation of shared corporate services and / or ‘back office’ functions?

Our focus is on improving customer service and this may mean that further alignment will be considered at a future date. This would be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Where will different teams be located under the new Operating Model?

Decisions on the transition of functions from Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services into the new cluster operating model have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation will only occur following consultation with staff and unions, the new Deputy Secretaries, Agency executives and other senior leaders.

What will happen to the Divisional Management Offices (DMOs) under the new Operating Model? Will the current review of TfNSW’s DMOs proceed?

Each division will have a DMO or similar Executive support. Recruitment is underway for a number of Executive Transition Director roles to support Deputy Secretaries with the establishment of their executive support functions (including DMOs).

What will happen to the Chief Executives of each operation agency?

Chief Executives of each of the operating agencies remain with the same operational responsibilities. These Chief Executives will align into the new operating model and report into a relevant Deputy Secretary in relation to the day to day operations of their agency.

TfNSW and RMS are currently working to join together 1 July.

What does it mean when operating agencies are in the Urban or Regional divisions?

Urban and Regional divisions will have primary responsibility for engaging and partnering with operating agencies for services provided in urban and regional areas respectively.

What will happen to reform programs that are underway?

Principles have been developed to guide decision making on reform programs currently underway and have been provided to Unions for their comments. Speak to your manager for further information relevant to your area.

Where will Safety, Environment and Regulation functions sit in the new operating model?

A review will be conducted to guide the best outcomes for the safety function.

Transport is committed to optimising how we manage our safety, environment and regulation functions. We are undertaking a review of how these functions can work effectively in the cluster. Staff will be consulted during the process and once the outcomes of this review are known.

What does the next layer of the Operating Model look like?

The next layer of the Operating model will be worked through by the relevant Deputy Secretary and their leadership team in consultation with their staff and the unions. The priority is to align functions across RMS and TfNSW into the operating model by 1 July.

All staff can provide comment on the initial proposed transitions until 12 June 2019.

What are the boundaries between Urban and Regional?

The boundary between the Urban and Regional Division is being finalised and will be provided when available. Your views are welcome on this issue.

How will RMS be involved in influencing the changes and consulted to ensure our responsibilities are understood rather than assumed?

The transition to the new operating model proposal is available on the dedicated Evolving Transport website at stayinformed.com.au and we are encouraging all staff to provide their feedback. To assist with this, all RMS staff have been invited to a briefing session prior to the close of consultation on 12 June. Feedback can also be provided at any time by emailing evolving.transport@transport.nsw.gov.au. From July onwards, teams will be engaged to support thinking about future ways of working for better customer and community outcomes.

How long will it take to confirm the new structure?

Consultation closes on 12 June and the Secretary will advise on his decisions on the structure for 1 July by 18 June. Further engagement of teams will occur from July onwards.


People

Will my superannuation arrangements be impacted by this change?

No. There will be no impact on superannuation arrangements. Members of closed defined benefits schemes will remain members of those schemes.

Will my current entitlements be impacted?

No. There will be no impact on accrued but untaken leave entitlements, or continuity of service following transition to the new operating model.

Will I have to reapply for my job?

No. While there are changes in reporting lines at the senior level, the ‘lift and shift’ to the new operating model for 1 July will see award staff remain in their current roles and teams.

Where roles or functions are duplicated, will there be a process to compete for those roles?

Where further functional alignments are required after 1 July 2019 – including due to factors such as the duplication of roles – this would be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Will locations change?

Current staff locations will not change in the interim or as a result of the transition to the new operating model on 1 July. As further proposed alignment changes become known, staff and unions will be consulted in regard to these proposals including location.

TfNSW is continuing to plan for the relocation of Sydney metropolitan ‘office based’ accommodation in line with the Future Workplaces Strategy and the NSW Government’s office accommodation policy.

What will happen to non-executive staff generally?

The priority is to get the Executive leadership structure in place.

Once Executive leadership is in place, work will start on integrating Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW staff into the relevant divisions, which in some cases could mean a change in reporting lines.

Further organisational alignment and any associated transfers; and accommodation/location arrangements may be considered later. If this occurs it will be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Does my work change today? Do I now report to someone different?

Your work does not change today. You will continue to perform the same role.

If you are an Executive Director in RMS or TfNSW, your reporting line will change to report to one of the new Deputy Secretaries.

For most teams, reporting into these Executive Directors, you will continue to report into the same Executive Director unless it makes functional sense to report somewhere else.

What will happen to RMS staff?

All RMS staff will undertake the same functions but will work within in a new TfNSW division. For most staff, their day to day role and location will remain the same. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What will happen to Transport for NSW staff?

All TfNSW staff will undertake the same functions but some will work within a new division. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What will happen to Sydney Trains and NSW Trains staff?

The agencies are retained, as are the employment functions.

The head of the agency will work with the Deputy Secretary of the new Urban and Regional
divisions.

There are no changes to existing roles and employment arrangements. The agencies will continue to be in the Federal jurisdiction and staff will be remain covered by existing Enterprise Agreements.

What happens to State Transit Authority staff?

The agency is retained and the delegated employment functions are retained.

The head of the agency will work with the Deputy Secretary, Urban Division.

There are no changes to existing roles and employment arrangements. Staff will be remain in the Transport Service and covered by existing Awards.

What will happen to Sydney Metro staff?

The Statutory Authority is retained as well as the delegated employment functions.

The Chief Executive of the agency will continue to report to the Board, and both will work with the Deputy Secretary, Urban Division

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing instrument (Transport Agreement). Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

Will my award change? Will we move to a new award?

There will be no changes to existing terms and conditions of employment as a result of this announcement. Staff will remain in the Transport Service and continue to be covered by their existing Awards. Any current award negotiations will continue and the terms and conditions of employment that are agreed during those negotiations will become the terms and conditions for respective groups of staff covered by the Awards going forward.

What is the proposed consultation process and timelines?

Consultation has commenced and all staff are able to provide comment on the proposed operating model until 5pm on 12 June 2019. Briefings are currently underway across the organisation – please see your leader or HR People Partner for information if you are yet to be invited to an information session.

You can provide feedback on the proposed operating model by emailing evolvingtransport@transport.nsw.gov.au

Will there be staff reductions?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model. Further alignment may be considered in the future. If this occurs it will be discussed as part of the consultation process.

Can you guarantee there will be no job losses?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model. As with all businesses, we will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

What if RMS employees don’t want to work for TfNSW?

All functions and duties are required in the operating model.

For most staff, their day-to-day role and location will remain the same. Some staff may have a change in reporting line.

Where roles or functions are duplicated, will there be a process to compete for those roles?

Where functional realignments take place, we will discuss this as part of the consultation process.

Will voluntary redundancies be offered?

Further alignment may be considered in the future. If this occurs, it will be discussed as part of consultation.

While there may be changes in reporting lines at the senior level, during this stage, staff will remain in their current roles and teams, so there won't be any call for redundancies.

We will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff as a result of these reviews will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

When will union consultation start?

Engagement with unions about the changes is underway.


Systems and processes

Will policies and procedures change for the new operating model with the integration of RMS and TfNSW?

A review will be undertaken of policies and procedures across TfNSW and RMS as part of embedding the new operating model to ensure approaches are consistent and aligned.

New delegations – when will they be done?

Delegations will be changed to reflect the new operating model of the Transport cluster. Work has commenced on statutory delegations, financial / general delegations and HR delegations, including working on changes to our systems. We will keep you informed of progress.


The transition to the new operating model

Who is the transition team made of and will it be just corporate staff or will there be contributors from the business as well?

The transition team is currently being worked through. Once it is determined, it will be communicated. It will be a small core team, supported by working groups and with input from the relevant business areas. The team and working groups will work across all divisions.

What are the transition timeframes and potential impacts? What is the roadmap?

The priority is to align functions across RMS and TfNSW into the operating model by 1 July. All functions and duties will be required for the 1 July date of the new operating model. You can see more detailed and updated timeframes at our dedicated Evolving Transport website at www.stayinformed.com.au.

We will continue to review our structures, our skills and our staffing needs to make sure that we are delivering the best outcome for customers and communities. Any further alignments and any impacts on staff as a result of these reviews will be discussed under the consultation provisions of the respective awards.

In relation specific work, in agencies or in TfNSW, what do we stop?

Our delivery program across the Transport cluster does not stop. We will need to continue to deliver against our commitments. We continually review our delivery commitments to align to our Future Transport Strategy. As part of that review, if any changes to our work is needed we will make those changes and communicate them accordingly. You will be consulted where those may affect your work.

For specific questions relating to the work of teams, you should seek further guidance from your Executive Director.

What recruitment can I do? Will there be a freeze?

Principles have been developed and have been provided to Unions for their comment. These state that there will be no permanent recruitment for Transport Senior Service Executive Band 1 and above roles.

Where recruitment is for a role in an area not common to both agencies, normal recruitment, including ongoing offers of employment, will continue.

Where recruitment is for a role in an area that is common to both agencies, the recruitment process will cease and no new offers of employment will be made unless the role is business critical. If the role is critical, the recruitment may proceed as limited duration employment for up to one year.

Further work is being done on business rules for recruitment through expressions of interest and for limited duration roles and the engagement of labour hire.

Will these changes be stopped?

The government has determined that the transition to the new public sector structure will occur by 1 July 2019, so we are not in a position to halt the changes to set up new divisions and to realign relevant reporting lines under those divisions. We will continue to consult with staff and unions about these changes.

Is this the first step in privatising Transport?

These changes are about how we work. They are focused on delivering better outcomes for customers and communities by putting in place the right structure so that we can work more closely together, focusing on urban and regional NSW in a holistic way.

The Urban Division will have a large number of the clusters employees, mostly frontline. How do we ensure that the new People Strategy runs through the standalone agencies, particularly through to the frontline?

The People at the Heart strategy guides all decisions about our people across the entire Transport Cluster. Ensuring our people are at the heart of our thinking is one of the three underlying principles of the new operating model.

How will we deal with the alignment of policies / procedures /
delegations?

We are working towards RMS’s policies and procedures being ‘lifted and shifted’ to apply to those staff when they transfer to TfNSW on 1 July. This is subject to the current review of certain corporate policies and procedures to establish if any conflicts arise that need resolution by a replacement policy by 30 June. We are engaging with SMEs in areas such as Finance on this.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Policies or Procedures, please contact corporatepolicy@transport.nsw.gov.au

Delegations will be changed to reflect the new operating model of the Transport cluster. Work has commenced on statutory delegations, financial/general delegations and HR delegations, including working on changes to our systems. We will keep you informed of progress.

Communications

What is the external messaging to industry?

We’ve been keeping stakeholders informed of the changes and will continue to do so. If you think an external group needs further information, please speak to Nadeena Whitby, Director Industry and Stakeholder Engagement.

Legal

What will happen to the Roads Act?

Statutory delegations under the Roads Act will be updated before the new operating model takes effect to permit day to day work to continue under the new operating model.