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The Independent Transport Safety Regulator (ITSR) is an independent statutory body within the NSW Government’s transport portfolio.

The Independent Transport Safety Regulator (ITSR) is an independent statutory body within the NSW Government’s transport portfolio.

It was established on 1 January 2004 and its Chief Executive reports directly to the Minister for Transport.

ITSR's principal objective is to facilitate the safe operation of railway operations in NSW. Its functions are to:

  • provide independent advice or recommendations to the Minister for Transport on NSW rail safety issues
  • undertake rail safety regulation activities in NSW for the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator under a service level agreement and in accordance with the Rail Safety National Law.

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Last updated: 22 November 2013