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Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Functional responsibility

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) is a body corporate established pursuant to the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012 (RSNL Act).

The Schedule to the RSNL Act sets out the Rail Safety National Law (the Law) to apply to a participating jurisdiction (State or Territory). The RSNL Act applies the Law to South Australia.

The principal function of the ONRSR is to facilitate the safe operations of rail transport in Australia through regulation of the rail industry in accordance with the Law, supporting regulations and policies and the promotion of safety as a fundamental objective in the delivery of rail transport services. For details of the ONRSR’s functions refer note 1 of the financial report.

Financial statistics
Revenues from fees and charges: $30.7 million
Service level agreement expenses: $19.6 million
Number of FTEs: 52

Significant events and transactions
  • Preparation continued for the transition of Western Australia to join the ONRSR. In 2014-15 the ONRSR commenced fitout works for the Western Australian office.
  • Further development of ONRSR’s IT environment occurred with the continued development of the registration and accreditation system at a cost of $1.2 million during 2014-15.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issue:
  • Lack of, or out-of-date, finance policies and procedures