20 November 2019 – Secretary’s legislation has passed message

8 months ago

Hi everyone,

I’m pleased to let you know that legislation was passed in parliament yesterday to enable the full integration of TfNSW and RMS into one organisation. While we have already been working together differently for many months, this significant milestone enables us to take the next steps in strengthening our ability to deliver integrated transport solutions across NSW and better customer and community outcomes.

While the name RMS will no longer be used in the future, it’s important to remember that the work, functions and history of RMS will become the collective work and history of our new integrated organisation, and we will deliver better together.

However, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the proud and impressive history of Roads and Maritime and the valuable contribution it has been making to communities across NSW for a long time. RMS has been delivering world-class projects with enormous benefits for the people of NSW that will continue to resonate for decades to come. Their achievements could fill a book but we have managed to pull together an overview of the stories from roads and maritime history in the latest edition of Mode magazine. I encourage you to read this story and to also think about the exciting possibilities that will come from uniting TfNSW and RMS.

What does this mean for how we work now?

While legislation has passed, there is still a formal process to bring it into effect. We are looking at the date it will come into effect and we will update you when that is determined.

There will be some practical things that will change such as email addresses, processes and systems, however, these will be done over time to minimise the impact on our operations so we can continue to deliver for our customers and communities. We will share more on any changes at the appropriate time. For now, it’s business as usual.

Please check the Doing your job during change section if you have any questions.

Today marks a significant step towards an exciting future for all of us as we work together to create a new organisation and a new shared history.

Rodd Staples