Transport Integration Act
The Transport Integration Act 2010 came into effect on 1 July 2010 and is Victoria's principal transport statute.
The Act requires that all decisions affecting the transport system be made within the same integrated decision-making framework and support the same objectives.
It brings together the transport portfolio, including ports and marine, under one statute for the first time in the State's history.
Three transport agencies – Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the Taxi Services Commission and the Port of Hastings Development Authority – have been created within the framework since the Act came into force.
The former Transport Act 1983 was renamed the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983.
Information on this page
- Documenting decisions
- Applying the Transport Integration Act
- 'Transport bodies' and 'transport legislation' under the Act
- Instruments made under the Transport Integration Act 2010
- Interface bodies under the Transport Integration Act
The Department of Transport has developed a guide to assist management and staff in the Department and other transport agencies to comply with their obligations under the Transport Integration Act.
Documenting your thinking: A guide for transport bodies is a suggested framework for recording how the Act was applied to a particular decision.
- Documenting your thinking: A guide for transport bodies Documenting-your-thinking-A-guide-for-transport-bodies.pdf (PDF 381.61 KB)
- Documenting your thinking: A guide for transport bodies Documenting-your-thinking-A-guide-for-transport-bodies.doc (DOC 58 KB)
Applying the Transport Integration Act
The Transport Integration Act provides a framework with six transport system objectives (what we are aiming for) and eight decision-making principles (how we deliver this aim).
Decision makers must have regard to all these objectives and principles.
We have developed a framework to help people understand three related objectives of the Transport Integration Act.
Transport and the triple bottom line describes the objectives covering: economic prosperity, social and economic inclusion and environmental stability. The policy also gives guidance on what we mean by the principle of triple bottom line assessment.
'Transport legislation' and 'transport bodies' under the Act
Instruments made under the Transport Integration Act 2010
Statements of Policy Principles
Section 22 of the Act provides that the Minister may issue a statement of policy principles to a transport or interface body to provide greater clarity around the discharging of their duties under the Act.
- None have been issued
Declarations of transport bodies by Order
Section 4 of the Act allows the Governor in Council to declare bodies to be transport bodies. These are in addition to the transport bodies already listed in Section 3 of the Act.
- Regional Rail Link Authority, declared on 28 October 2010
Declarations of interface bodies by Order
Section 4 of the Act allows the Governor in Council to declare bodies to be interface bodies. These are in addition to the interface bodies already listed in Section 3 of the Act.
- None have been declared
Interface bodies under the Transport Integration Act
The Transport Integration Act recognises that land-use planning and transport planning are interdependent. Strategic land-use decisions are brought under the Act's policy framework by the creation of interface bodies and interface legislation.
Detailed information on interface bodies can be found on the interface bodies page.
Page last reviewed on 14 August 2015