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28 May 2013

Government appoints Commissioners to drive taxi reform

The Victorian Government has put the taxi industry into good hands with Mr Graeme Samuel AC announced today as Chair of the new Taxi Services Commission from 1 July 2013.

Premier Denis Napthine said Mr Samuel was well known for his long serving and respected role as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 2003 to 2011.

"Graeme has a strong track record of championing the interests of consumers and is a proven advocate for integrity and change," Dr Napthine said.

"We are thrilled to have appointed Graeme and have confidence that he, and his fellow commissioners Douglas Shirrefs and Merran Kelsall, will be able to drive fundamental organisational and cultural change that will benefit both drivers and customers. All three commissioners bring with them fantastic experience, expertise and enthusiasm and I know they will be whole-heartedly committed to bringing about much needed improvements to the industry."

Read more about the taxi reforms.

24 May 2013

Visitors to the customer service centre

If you are attending the customer service centre, please remember that there is an expected code of conduct. It is essential that all staff and visitors feel secure when on our premises. Before coming to see us, please familiarise yourself with our expectations in the document below.

06 May 2013

The Government Response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry

The Victorian Government has announced major reforms for Victoria's taxi industry, following the Taxi Industry Inquiry led by Professor Allan Fels.

The reforms are outlined in the Victorian Government Response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry.

29 Apr 2013

$73,000 taxi rank safety boost for Melton residents

Melton residents will see significant improvements to their Palmerston Street taxi rank thanks to a $73,000 Victorian Coalition Government funding boost announced by Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder.

"The funding injection will go towards overhauling the existing rank to include improved signage, seating and shelter," Mr Mulder said.

The grant allocation is part of the Taxi Rank Safety Program (TRSP) where councils can apply for funding for new taxi ranks or improve infrastructure and amenities on existing facilities.

Find out more about the Taxi Rank Safety Program.

25 Apr 2013

Sydney Road leads $780,000 taxi rank safety blitz

Two new taxi ranks will be built on Sydney Road in Brunswick and another upgraded nearby thanks to more than $100,000 in Victorian Government funding, announced today by Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder.

"The Coalition Government is boosting taxi rank safety by providing $786,000 to 11 councils across Victoria," Mr Mulder said.

Mr Mulder said the new facilities would help improve community safety.

The new ranks will be located between Brunswick Road and Glenlyon Road, servicing the many late-night venues along the popular Sydney Road strip.

Find out more about the Taxi Rank Safety Program.