Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

The Committee on Transport and Infrastructure is a current standing committee of the Legislative Assembly, established 22 June 2011.

The following portfolio responsibilities stand referred to the Committee: Regional Infrastructure and Services; Special Minister of State; Transport; Roads; Ports; Tourism; Major Events; Hospitality; Racing and the Arts; the Central Coast; and the Legislature.

Inquiries (click to show)

During the current parliament, the following inquiries have been undertaken by the committee:

ReferredInquiry Name
 The utilisation of rail corridors (Completed)
23/11/2011 Road access pricing (Conducting Hearings)

No inquiries were undertaken by the committee in past parliaments.

Submissions invited (click to show)


The committee is not actively receiving submissions at present. Past submissions may be available under the relevant inquiry.

Reports and government responses (click to show)

During the current parliament, the committee has or plans to table the following reports:
Report DateName of the report
22/11/2012Utilisation of rail corridors

Members (click to show)

Position
Chair: Mr Charles CASUSCELLI (Lib, LA Member).
Deputy Chair: Mr Tim OWEN (Lib, LA Member).
Members:Mr Kevin ANDERSON (Nat, LA Member)
 Mr Alex GREENWICH (Ind, LA Member)
 Ms Tania MIHAILUK (ALP, LA Member)

Contact (click to show)

RoleNamePhoneFaxEmail
Main contactAbigail Groves(02) 9230 3438(02) 9230 3052transportinfrastructure@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Research OfficerEmma Wood(02) 9230 3382(02) 9230 3052transportinfrastructure@parliament.nsw.gov.au
DirectorElaine Schofield(02) 9230 2226(02) 9230 3052transportinfrastructure@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Postal address (click to show)

Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)

Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly on 22 June 2011, Votes and Proceedings No 23, Item (16).

(16) Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

That, notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders:

(1) A Portfolio Standing Committee to be known as the Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure be appointed. The following portfolio responsibilities stand referred to the Committee – Regional Infrastructure and Services; Special Minister of State; Transport; Roads; Ports; Tourism; Major Events; Hospitality; Racing; the Arts; the Central Coast; and the Legislature.

(2) The name and portfolio groupings of the Committee may change to correspond with any changes made by the Government to the relevant portfolios.

Terms of reference

(3) The Committee may examine, inquire into and report on the following matters concerning its portfolio areas:

(a) any matter referred to it by the House;
(b) any relevant policy, bill or subordinate legislation;
(c) any relevant financial matter; and
(d) any relevant portfolio issue.

(4) Legislative scrutiny – The Committee, in this context, have a legislative scrutiny function that shall include evaluating the policy impact and consequences for each portfolio of any relevant bill introduced in Parliament, any existing legislation and any item of subordinate legislation.

(5) Financial matters – The examination of financial matters by the Committee include the review of government financial management, by considering the financial documents, expenditure, performance and effectiveness of any relevant government department, agency, statutory body or state-owned corporation.

(6) Examination of annual and other reports – The Committee may examine any matter in the annual report or other reports of any public body, including:
(a) the adequacy and accuracy of all financial and operational information;
(b) any matter arising from the annual report or other report concerning the efficient and effective achievement of the agency’s objectives.

(7) Public works – The Committee may consider any matter concerning public works relating to the portfolio area.

Initiation of inquiries

(8) The Committee may be referred an inquiry by resolution of the House or in writing from a Minister.

(9) Except in the case of bills, the Committee also may initiate an inquiry on its own motion and report on any proposal, matter or thing relevant to its functions, including an annual report, other report or petition. The Committee can only consider a Bill on referral from the House, in accordance with standing order 323 (Legislation Committees).

(10) The Committee take care not to duplicate an inquiry into any matters under examination by another portfolio or standing committee of the House, and any question arising in this connection may be referred to the House for determination.

Membership

(11) The Committee consist of five members, comprising:

(a) three members supporting the Government (one of whom shall be the Chair);
(b) two members not supporting the Government.

(12) That the following members of the Legislative Assembly be appointed to serve on the Committee: Mr Charles Casuscelli, Ms Tania Mihailuk, Mr Tim Owen, Mr Greg Piper and Mr Paul Toole.

Sub-committees

(13) The Committee have the power to appoint sub-committees, consisting of 3 members, and to refer to a sub-committee any of the matters which the Committee is empowered to consider. In this regard, the sub-committee may be responsible for conducting hearings, briefings, visits of inspections and other activities but cannot make decisions concerning the conduct of an inquiry, such as the selection of witnesses, and the Committee’s reports.

(14) The Committee and any sub-committee have power to send for persons and documents, to move from place to place, and to meet and transact business during the sittings or any adjournment of the House, and despite any prorogation of the Houses of Parliament.

(15) A sub-committee have at least one member supporting the Government and one member not supporting the Government, and a quorum for a sub-committee shall be at least two members.

Visits of inspection

(16) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.


Votes and Proceedings No. 153, Thursday 20 June 2013

(19) Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

Mr Brad Hazzard moved, That Alexander Hart Greenwich be appointed to serve on the Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure in place of Gregory Michael Piper, discharged.

Question put and passed.