Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has recently made a determination about the number of Taxi licences to be issued in the year commencing on 1 July 2020. They determined that:
Zero Taxi licences to be issued for Sydney (the Metropolitan Transport District)
Zero Taxi licences to be issued for areas of NSW outside the Metropolitan Transport District.
TfNSW considered Sydney and regional areas separately, which is appropriate considering the different operating environment and markets, and consistent with the approach taken by the Point to Point Transport Taskforce in its review of the point to point transport industry in 2015. The determination was made after considering the factors set out in section 73 of the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2017, and the submissions of industry stakeholders. Due to the already significant economic impacts of COVID-19 travel restrictions and social isolation measures, and the uncertainty of further impacts as the situation evolves, TfNSW considers it is not appropriate to issue additional taxi licences for 2020/21. For more news this June, go to our latest Edition here.