Priority areas and 2020 Commitments

Roads and Maritime is committed to building a culture that plans for and encourages diversity. We recognise that a diverse workforce benefits our employees and customers.1

One of the greatest benefits of having a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture is that it is a pre-requisite for innovation and solving complex problems2. It leads to better productivity and engagement, and better quality services for our customers and communities.

This plan aims to increase workforce diversity and create an inclusive culture valuing and celebrating diversity of thought. The priority areas outlined below present the greatest opportunity for improvement and align to both NSW Public Sector and Transport Cluster diversity and inclusion priority areas.


Women in Leadership

We will increase representation of women at every level, in every area, and support the development of women in the workplace.

Flexibility Works

We will drive an inclusive culture through flexible mindsets and flexible work practices to improve outcomes for our employees, customers and communities.

Aboriginal Representation Strategy

We will increase representation of Aboriginal3 employees at all levels, support career development and improve our cultural competency.

Extending our diversity focus

We will work to increase workforce diversity in the areas of disability, CALD4, LGBTIQ5 by establishing mechanisms to measure representation and lay foundations for the future.

Network and industry partners

We will work with our networks and industry partners to improve our workforce diversity and improve community.


  1. The plan meets the requirements under section 122J of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Disability Discrimination Act (DDA 1992), Disability Inclusion Act (2014) and the Aboriginal Employment Plan.
  2. Deloitte, The Gender Dividend: Making the business case for investing in women, 2011.
  3. Throughout the remainder of this document, Aboriginal people refers to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD).
  5. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer (LGBTIQ).

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