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Prohibition notice of transport services - Sydney CBD

Saturday, 21 August 2021 05:48:38 AM

Taxi, rideshare and passenger services are prohibited from conveying passengers to Sydney’s CBD between 9am and 3pm today (Saturday 21 August 2021), under a prohibition notice issued by NSW Police.

The notice was issued to seven transport providers in response to planned unlawful protest activity at risk of seriously compromising the public’s safety.

Central Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell, said more than 1500 officers have been deployed to disrupt, prevent and respond to any unauthorised protest activity.

“The transmission of the delta strain of COVID-19 presents a clear and present threat to the community. Now is not the time to gather in groups in protest,” Assistant Commissioner Thurtell said.

“This prohibition notice is just one of our strategies to prevent any unlawful mass gathering and keep our community safe.

“Essential workers, or anyone that requires medical treatment, will be able to make their way to their destinations.

“I’d like to acknowledge and thank the affected transport companies in advance for their compliance,” Assistant Commissioner Thurtell said.

The boundaries of the exclusion zone are –

  • Western boundary – West Link Road and The Crescent at Lilyfield
  • Southern boundary – South Dowling Street and Todman Avenue at Zetland
  • Northern boundary – Bradfield Highway at Milsons Point
  • Eastern boundary – New South Head Road and Ocean Avenue at Edgecliff

Companies who fail to comply with the notice risk a maximum penalty of $500,000, while individuals face fines of up to $100,000.