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Other Reporting Requirements of a Statutory Authority

For the year ended 30 June 1997

SES Performance Review

John Stott, Chief Executive, SES Level 3 Upper

Period in position 1 July 1996 - 30 June 1997

Responsibilities and targets

The Chief Executive is responsible for delivering State Transit's objectives - efficient, safe and reliable bus and ferry services; sound financial performance; social responsibility; contributions to ecologically sustainable development and regional development. The Chief Executive is responsible for developing and implementing State Transit's strategies as detailed in its Corporate Plan to meet these objectives.

Summary of key achievements against performance targets

  • Achieved a profit before abnormals of $1.1 million.
  • Increased total patronage by 3.3% to almost 210 million trips.
  • Increased fleet capacity by 5.8%.
  • Increased full time equivalent staff levels by 4.9% to support growth.
  • Implemented time-based ticketing in Newcastle, with patronage on scheduled services increasing by 2.5%.
  • Improved fleet with over 100 low floor buses now in service
  • Represented State Transit on the Public Transport Authority and worked to improve public transport integration, ticketing and public information.

The Minister for Transport has indicated that he is satisfied that the performance targets specified in Mr Stott's performance contract have been achieved.

Guy Thurston, General Manager Sydney Buses, SES Level 3 Lower

Period in position 1 July 1996 - 30 June 1997

Guy Thurston resigned from State Transit on 11 July 1997 after 31 years to take up a position as Chief Executive of ACTION in Canberra. State Transit thanks Guy for his dedication to improving the organisation's performance and wishes him well for his future in Canberra.

Summary of key achievements against performance targets

  • Increased core business patronage by 5.7% contributing to a total of 183 million passenger journeys for the year
  • Introduced major service reviews reflecting customer demand with focus on cross regional, integrated, improved off peak and weekend services
  • Successfully lobbied for the introduction of the CBD bus priority scheme
  • Introduced the first wheelchair accessible bus service
  • Introduced six midi buses at North Sydney Depot to service the inner harbour ferry services
  • Successfully met budget on tourist service products increasing revenue by 11.2%.
  • Introduced bus information onto the Internet
  • Represented State Transit on committees such as the Bus Priority Steering Committee, Olympic Transport Working Group, Bus & Coach Association, Safety Interagency Chief Executives Group.

Since the resignation of General Manager Sydney Buses and the subsequent management restructure, other than the Chief Executive there are no SES officers above level 2 upper.

Recycling Activities

Recycling activities are a key element of the Environmental Management System which is actively managed by the Environment Committee as part of State Transit's commitment to protecting the environment and to meet its legislative objective.

State Transit's major recycling measures for 1996/97 included:-
  • use of recycled water in bus washing with only 10% use of fresh water as a final rinse,
  • collection of rainwater for use on gardens,
  • retreading of bus tyres,
  • treatment of waste oil for re-use, and
  • collection of paper, cans, bottles, aluminium scrap, non-ferrous metals and batteries for use as recycled products.

Contact Directory

Hours of Service:
8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Sydney Bus & Ferry Services Information:
131 500, 6.00am to 10.00pm daily

Newcastle Bus & Ferry Information:
(02) 49618 933, 24 hours


Level 29,
100 Miller Street
(02) 9245 5777
North Sydney
NSW 2060


Brookvale..........(02) 9941 5816
Mona Vale..........(02) 9997 1258
North Sydney..........(02) 9245 5260
Kingsgrove...........(02) 9582 3015
Burwood..........(02) 9582 4444
Port Botany..........(02) 9582 7614
Randwick..........(02) 9298 6714
Waverley..........(02) 9298 6623
Willoughby..........(02) 9941 9214
Ryde..........(02) 9941 6814
Leichhardt..........(02) 9582 5911
Hamilton..........(02) 49618 933
Belmont..........(02) 49450 333

NEWCASTLE FERRY SERVICES..........(02) 49292 106

SYDNEY FERRY SERVICES..........(02) 9207 3188

BALMAIN SHIPYARD..........(02) 9246 9666

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