Public to help determine NSW taxi capacity
People living in residential property throughout New South Wales are being asked for their views on how many taxi licences should be granted in the new financial year.
By March 31, Transport for NSW is required to determine how many licences it will release, as it hopes to provide sufficient services for those living in the state.
However, it also anticipates that the taxi industry should remain an attractive one to work in, so over-supply will need to be avoided.
A discussion paper on the issue can be found on the Transport for NSW website, with responses accepted up until February 14.
It is hoped that not only residents, but other individuals and organisations directly linked to the taxi industry will read the information and provide their feedback.
Among the areas of interest are current passenger demand for taxi services, the viability and sustainability of the industry and the performance of existing services.
The only taxis not to be subjected to the annual determination are wheelchair-accessible vehicles, which will continue to be available for $1,000 per year in Sydney.
Last year, Transport NSW was established to bring together a number of existing agencies in the hope of improving services for people throughout the state.