NSW dissolves Roads and Maritime Services

NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will cease to exist following the Transport Administration Amendment (RMS Dissolution) Bill 2019’s passage. 

According to Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance, RMS functions will transfer into a new, fully integrated Transport for NSW.

“Customers and the community are set to benefit from historic reforms to the NSW Government’s transport agency, which will result in better thinking, planning and delivery of services now and into the future,” Mr. Constance said. 

Mr. Constance said the bills passage enables a more integrated and strategic approach to transport.

“With a single transport agency we will no longer have roads being built in one corner and transport delivered in another, without anybody talking to each other,” Mr. Constance said. 

“These changes will better serve our community with a new fit-for-purpose, ready-to-respond transport agency.” 

Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said changes enabled by the bill’s passage will strengthen the NSW Government’s focus on delivering integrated transport solutions across the entire state.

“Transport for NSW is now better placed to plan and deliver roads, transport, and freight movements across the regions to support communities, create jobs and drive economic growth,” Mr. Toole said. 

“This re-organisation is not about cuts, we have given a solid commitment that there will be no job losses in regional NSW.”

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