FROM THE MEMBERSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS (GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE) DESK
Greg Kay - Head of Memberships & Partnerships (Government and Corporate)
MEMBERSHIPS (NSW Taxi Industry Association, NSW Taxi Council, Country Taxi Operators Association)
Annual Membership Fees for 2020-21
Thank you to all Networks and owners who have now paid their 2020-21 membership fees – we now have a record level of financial members across all CTOA regions
Network Visitation Program
Planning is underway (subject to COVID restrictions) for a 2021 visitation program throughout NSW (both regional and metropolitan Networks) – NSW Taxi Council and CTOA executives look forward to spending some time in as many taxi towns as possible. Stay tuned for more information when we may be coming to your region.
If you wish to discuss any aspects of membership or purchase any taxi products and services (there are “Member” and Non Member” rates) then please contact me ASAP by telephone on 0412 751 957 (mobile) or e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au.
PARTNERSHIPS (Government and Corporate)
NSW Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP - School Runs)
Rick Seretis has recently been appointed and taken up the role of the Director of Assisted School Travel. Rick replaces Suzanne Rothwell who was in this role for past 8 years. A formal introduction meeting was held with Rick and the ASTP executive team in October 2020.
If you are a NSW Taxi Contractor and you wish to discuss any aspects of ASTP then please contact me by telephone on 0412 751 957 (mobile) or e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA transport services)
Please note that DVA have confirmed that due to COVID (and the restrictions around some travel) that their demand for bookings and transport services for Veterans across Australia (including NSW) throughout 2020 are presently 25-30% down on normal bookings for all contracted transport service providers.
If you are a NSW Taxi Contractor and you wish to discuss any aspects of DVA transport services then please contact me by telephone on 0412 751 957 (mobile) or e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au.
New Taxi Camera Systems
REMINDER - all NSW Taxis must have installed before 1 February 2021 fully compliant new taxi camera operating systems.
The NSW Taxi Council and CTOA (Country Taxi Operators Association) in conjunction with our partner Streamax Australia can arrange supply and delivery of accredited camera systems (at special pricing – 20%+ less than normal retail rates) for Networks and their members.
All NSW Taxi Networks - if any of your members need to replace an existing camera system (due to upgrade of existing system that is not currently full functioning or a new / replacement vehicle is being put on the road) and you wish to make a purchase at favourable prices (both Member and Non Member prices are available) then the Network should contact me by telephone on 0412 751 957 (mobile) or e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Drug and Alcohol Testing
REMINDER - it is important that all NSW Taxi Networks have in place (and already completed some tests) a formal accredited process for the regular testing of drivers and staff for drugs and alcohol.
All NSW Taxi Networks - if you wish to discuss / join this partnership (Members Only) then please contact me by telephone on 0412 751 957 (mobile) or e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Other new State-wide Partnerships (in Progress)
There are several exciting new partnerships discussions well underway that will be of interest and benefit to all NSW Taxi Network members - so stay tuned for more information in the comings months in relation to this new initiatives / projects.