Transport for New South Wales

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Transport for New South Wales
Transport for NSW logo.svg
Statutory authority overview
Formed 1 November 2011
Preceding agencies Transport Construction Authority Country Rail Infrastructure Authority
Roads and Traffic Authority
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Ministers responsible Andrew Constance,
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Duncan Gay,
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Statutory authority executive Dave Stewart,
Child agencies Public Transport Authority of New South Wales
Transport Administration Corporation
Air Transport Council
Key document Transport Administration Act 1988

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is a statutory authority of the New South Wales Government that was created on 1 November 2011 to manage the transport services in the state of New South Wales in Australia. The authority is a separate entity from the New South Wales Department of Transport.[1]

The authority subsumed the Transport Construction Authority and the Country Rail Infrastructure Authority, and plans and coordinates the functions of RailCorp, the State Transit Authority and Roads & Maritime Services.[2] It also owned Metro Transport Sydney until the shut down of the company in July 2013, after the decommissioning of the Sydney Monorail and the Sydney light rail becoming under direct ownership of Transport for NSW.[3][4][5]

The authority is currently led by its Secretary, currently Dave Stewart.[6] The authority reports to the New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, presently Andrew Constance and the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, presently Duncan Gay.[7] Ultimately the ministers are responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.


The authority develops regulations, policies and legislation to ensure that transport is delivered to a high standard, meets community needs, protects assets and public money, minimises environmental impact, and ensures the community is safe. The authority manages an annual multi-billion dollar transport budget and in partnership with the transport operating agencies manages more than A$106 billion in property, plant and equipment assets. Funding is provided for bus, rail, light rail, roads, ferry and community transport services and related infrastructure. The authority also funds concession schemes such as the School Student Transport Scheme, the Private Vehicle Conveyance Scheme and the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.[1]

Organisational structure[edit]

The authority was created as an integrated transport authority with six divisions, each headed by a deputy director general:[8]

  • Customer experience – to ensure journeys are as simple and seamless as possible;
  • Planning and programs – to consolidate planning for all modes and develop a comprehensive transport masterplan;
  • Transport services – to ensure transport services cost-effectively meet the current and future needs of customers;
  • Transport projects – to manage major projects;
  • Freight and regional development – to coordinate freight services and facilities, with particular focus on regional NSW; and
  • Policy and regulation – to develop and oversight polices and laws pertaining to transport across the state

Current projects[edit]

Project Mode Completion Date
North West Rail Link Rapid transit 2019
CBD and South East Light Rail Light rail 2019
Epping to Thornleigh triplication (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail 2016
North Strathfield underpass (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail 2015
Wynyard Walk Pedestrian 2016
Automatic Train Protection Systems / Digital Train Radio Systems Suburban rail (ongoing)
Transport Access Program Interchange (ongoing)
Newcastle Light Rail Light rail

Completed projects[edit]

Project Mode Completed
Kingsgrove to Revesby quadruplication (Rail Clearways Program) Suburban rail April 2013
Liverpool Turnback (Rail Clearways Program) Suburban rail January 2014
Lilyfield - Dulwich Hill Light Rail Extension Light Rail March 2014
Monorail Removal Project Monorail April 2014
Auburn stabling sidings Suburban rail September 2014
Opal Card rollout Electronic Ticketing December 2014
South West Rail Link Suburban rail February 2015
Gosford passing loops (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail February 2015


  1. ^ a b "Annual Report for the Department of Transport" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Saulwick, J. (16 July 2011). "Synchronised timetables for travellers-but not yet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ Cosgriff, Stuart; Griffiths, Emily (5 July 2012). "Light rail strategy for Sydney". Clayton Utz Insights. Clayton Utz. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 Parliament of New South Wales 13 September 2011
  5. ^ "Notice of Proposed Deregistration - Voluntary". ASIC. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Directory". NSW Government. 
  7. ^ "The Cabinet". Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Berejiklian, Gladys; Gay, Duncan (15 July 2011). "RTA abolished as Transport for NSW takes shape" (PDF) (Press release). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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