24 November 2016 - NW2586
De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport
Whether the establishment of the Single Transport Economic Regulator will be reintroduced into the department’s strategic and annual performance plans; if not, why not; if so, (a) by what date and (b) what are the further relevant details?
Yes, the Single Transport Economic Regulator project will be part of the 2017/18 and onwards of the Department’s Strategic and Annual Performance Plans. The Department plans to present a Bill (draft legislation framework) to Cabinet to solicit gazetting approval for 60 days public consultation by end of financial year of 2016/17. Thereafter, inputs from the public will be consolidated and a revised Bill will be taken back to Cabinet for approval during 2017/18 financial year. The next step will be to table the Bill in Parliament by end of 2017/18 financial year. Upon promulgation of the Bill to a legislation, the Transport Economic Regulator establishment will commence.