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)
Membership Fees for 2021
Invoices for TIA members for their 2021 membership fees (6 months - January to June) have been sent out, with payments now due.
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 from April 2021. Stay tuned for more information when we may be coming to your region.
2021 Taxi Connect (Business Support Forums)
The Taxi Connect Forums will re-commence for 2021 on Tuesday 23rd February for participants in the Bushrangers and Explorers Groups.
If you are an Owner of a Taxi business in a regional town in NSW and you wish to discuss participation in “Taxi Connect” then please contact me by e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
2021 NSW Taxi Industry Conference
A questionnaire / survey has now been developed by the NSW Taxi Council to offer the opportunity for all member stakeholders to provide feedback on what you would like to see future Annual Taxi Industry Conferences include / look like – commencing in 2021.
Look out for this Survey (coming soon) and it is important that you provide your personal feedback (as this is YOUR Industry) – it will only take 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you are a member of the NSW Taxi Industry and you wish to discuss any aspects of the survey for the Annual NSW Taxi Industry Conference then please contact me by e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Taxi Products and Services available
Important taxi specific products and services that are available for Networks to purchase at “Special Prices” through the NSW Taxi Council / Country Taxi Operators Association include –
Safety Management System (SMS) – compulsory for all registered NSW Taxi Service Providers (TSP’s)
Taxi Security Camera Systems (Streamax Australia)
Taxi Advertising for Sedan and Maxis (Vehicle Wraps) through Go Transit / Taxi Ads
Drug and Alcohol Testing (Laverty Pathology)
Taxi Connect – Business Support Forums (Monthly)
ATIS Taxi Inspection Report Book
Access to Taxi Log System
Data Breach Policy
Fare Labels / Charter of Rights
Taxi Driver ID Card Holders
Training – Governance Workshop for Directors, Gold Training, Driver Onboarding, Operator Onboarding, WATS (Train the Trainer), WAT (Assessor Refresher)
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 e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
PARTNERSHIPS (Government and Corporate)
NSW Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP - School Runs) - If you are a NSW Taxi Contractor and you wish to discuss any aspects of ASTP then please contact me by e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA transport services) - If you are a NSW Taxi Contractor and you wish to discuss any aspects of DVA transport services then please contact me by e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
New Taxi Camera Systems - REMINDER - all NSW Taxis must have had installed by 1 February 2021 a fully compliant taxi camera operating systems – breaching vehicles risk an infringement being issued for non compliance.
The NSW Taxi Council and Country Taxi Operators Association (CTOA) in conjunction with our preferred supplier Streamax Australia can arrange supply and delivery of accredited camera systems (at special rates) for Networks and their members.
All NSW Taxi Networks - if any of your members still need to replace an existing camera system and you wish to make a purchase at special member prices (both Member and Non Member prices are available) then the Network should contact me by 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 e-mail at Greg@nswtaxi.org.au
Other new State-wide Partnerships (In Final Stages) - There are several new partnership opportunities currently being worked on that will be of direct benefit to all NSW Taxi Network members that will be announced over the coming weeks.