Top End CPV forum

The Top End Commercial Passenger Vehicle (CPV) Forum was established to assist local industry with ensuring the transport needs of the travelling public are delivered in an efficient way.

The forum also provides greater opportunities for stakeholder cooperation and assists the Director with more informed decision making.

Meeting minutes

Terms of reference

The Top End Commercial Passenger Vehicle (CPV) Forum is established by the Director of Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport (the Director) under section 5(2) of the Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport Act. The Director determines Forum membership and how it is to operate.

Forum Functions and Objectives

The functions and objectives of the Forum are to:

  1. develop and promote cooperation between the various sectors of the CPV industry to improve and provide quality customer service;
  2. resolve within the limits of the law all the matters it can relating to the day to day operation of CPVs in its region;
  3. provide advice to the Director on matters that it cannot resolve; and
  4. refer strategic matters to the Director for consideration.

Culture of the Forums

In carrying out its functions, the Forum is guided by the principles of:

  1. serving the transport needs of the community;
  2. providing a safe and reliable transport service;
  3. meeting transport needs at times of peak demand; and
  4. providing quality customer service at all times.

Forum Operation

Membership

The Top End CPV Forum covers the Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy regions. Forum members may be comprised of representatives from the:

  • taxi industry;
  • minibus industry;
  • private hire and limousine industry;
  • motor omnibus industry;
  • hospitality and retailers sector;
  • tourism sector;
  • city and/or regional council;
  • industry training providers; and
  • Northern Territory Government

The Director (and any representative) is considered to be a non-voting member and cannot be elected as Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson.

Other key stakeholders will be invited as required, which may include representatives from the disability, senior and youth sectors.

The Forum may either:

  • elect a member to be Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson for a specified period, or
  • rotate the Chairperson role – where the Forum opts to rotate the role of Chairperson,  the Forum shall elect the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson at the preceding meeting.

Procedure

At a meeting of the Forum:

  1. three (voting) members form a quorum;
  2. the Chairperson or, if he or she is not present, the Deputy Chairperson, will preside;
  3. all questions will be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present; and
  4. the Chairperson or, if he or she is not present, the Deputy Chairperson, has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, also has a casting vote.

Meetings

The Forum will meet regularly, at a time determined by the Chairperson and notified to the members, but not less than four times per year.

Secretariat Services

The Director is responsible for ensuring a representative is, or representatives are, available to carry out secretariat functions for the Forum, including preparation of the agenda and meeting minutes.

Remuneration

Forum members will not be remunerated for meetings or functions carried out in their capacity as members. 

Members

Position

Interest

Name

Surname

Company name

Contact details

CHAIR

Rotating position - - General Enquiries please contact Commercial Passenger Vehicles

rtcpv@nt.gov.au

8924 7580

MEMBER

CPV Industry – Motor Omnibus
(Route Services)

David

HANNON

Buslink

Transport Services Manager

david.hannon@buslink.com.au

MEMBER

CPV Industry – Motor Omnibus
(Route Services) 

Ross

ROBERTSON

Buslink

ross.robertson@buslink.com.au

MEMBER

CPV Industry – Taxi

Shirley

ANSELL

Darwin Radio Taxis

Director

Darwin.drt@westnet.com.au

MEMBER

CPV Industry – Taxi

Melina

PACHOS

City Radio Taxis Pty Ltd

Manager

admin@bluetaxi.com.au

MEMBER

CPV Industry – Minibus

Bill

PIANTONI

People Movers NT / Metro Mini Bus

Manager

bill@metrominibus.com.au

MEMBER

CPV Industry - Private Hire Car and Limousine

Ron

FLEMING

Private Hire Car/ Limousine Owner/ Operator and Driver

admin@redcarpettransport.com

MEMBER

Consumers Local Government

Drosso

LELEKIS

The City of Darwin

Manager Design, Planning and Projects

d.lelekis@darwin.nt.gov.au

MEMBER

Business – Tourism

Trevor

 COX

Top End Tourism

General Manager

generalmanager@tourismtopend.com.au

MEMBER

AHANT

Des

CROWE

AHANT

des@ahant.com.au

MEMBER

Territory Transit

Mark

DAVIS

Territory Transit

mdavis@territorytransit.com.au

Non Voting

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Branch

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General Enquiries

cpv.admin@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 01 March 2017