(1) RMS may authorise persons to operate taxi-cab networks, subject to and in accordance with this Division. A person authorised under this Division is referred to in this Part as an “authorised taxi-cab network provider”.(2) A person who operates a taxi-cab network, being a network operating wholly or partly within New South Wales, is guilty of an offence unless the person is an authorised taxi-cab network provider.
Maximum penalty: 1,000 penalty units.(3) The purpose of authorisation under this Division is to attest:(a) that the authorised person is (or, in the case of an authorised person that is a corporation, the designated directors and managers of the corporation are) considered to be of good repute and in all other respects fit and proper to be responsible for the operation of a taxi-cab network, and(b) that the authorised person has demonstrated the capacity to meet and continue to meet the appropriate requirements with respect to:(i) financial viability, and(ii) the delivery of taxi-cab services, including a taxi-cab booking service, and(iii) supervising and monitoring taxi-cab operators and taxi-cab drivers,to the degree and in the manner required in respect of a taxi-cab network.(4) The appropriate requirements are:(a) such requirements as may be prescribed by the regulations, and(b) the standards determined under section 34E.