Safe railways for Australia

ONRSR Welcomes Productivity Commission Draft Report


14 Nov 2019

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) will continue its pursuit of safe railways for Australia, buoyed by the key findings of the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into National Transport Regulatory Reform.

Chief Executive and National Rail Safety Regulator, Sue McCarrey said the draft report both acknowledged the significant progress made by ONRSR since it opened its doors in January 2013, and endorsed the organisation’s strategic priorities for the years ahead.

“Like any report of this nature there is a recognition of what has been achieved and an equally important focus on how we can continue to realise the benefits of the reform process,” Ms McCarrey said.

“We welcome the fact that the draft report recognises the consistent regulatory model we are now providing across all Australian states and territories, and the reduced compliance costs it has delivered for operators.”

“ONRSR is also really pleased that findings on the importance of realising the potential of data and strengthening safety culture through education reflect our own plans to concentrate resources in these areas.”

“Of course the report identifies opportunities to drive further improvements and achievements and we will work with all rail safety stakeholders in the future to realise them.”

ONRSR will continue to liaise with the Productivity Commission as it finalises its report in the New Year.

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