The department oversees transport regulatory policy and
legislation and is engaged in the delivery of a number of major transport
projects, initiatives for local ports and the boating and fishing industries as
part of the government's integrated strategies to improve public and private
transport, freight and ports efficiency and other major infrastructure in urban
and rural Victoria.
Department website: Transport
Strategies and initiatives
Regional Network Development Plan
Victorian Government has launched the Regional Network Development Plan – the first-ever long term plan to
improve public transport in regional Victoria.
Fairer fare enforcement
January 2017, a new approach to fare compliance will be introduced to Victoria.
Victorian Government is committed to delivering cycling projects and
programs that focus
on safety and increasing cycling participation across Victoria.
The $5.5 billion Western Distributor project will provide an
alternative to the Westgate Bridge, a second river crossing, and direct access
to the port.
Monash Freeway upgrade
The Monash Freeway upgrade will improve safety and
reliability along the 44 kilometres between Chadstone and Pakenham, extending
what is already Australia's longest stretch of managed motorway.
CityLink Tulla widening
The CityLink Tulla Widening project involves adding new
lanes and other measures to improve traffic flow across 24 kilometres of
freeway between the CityLink tunnels and Melbourne Airport.
Metro Tunnel project
The Metro Tunnel project's twin nine-kilometre tunnels will take two of the busiest rail lines out of the City Loop, creating space for more trains to run more often across Melbourne's rail network and transforming it into an international style metro system.
Level Crossing Removal project
Over the next eight years, the State Government will deliver
a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Melbourne.
Melbourne Port Capacity project
The Port Capacity Project will ensure the Port
of Melbourne continues to benefit from the economic advantage of being the main
container freight hub of Australia.
Grants, awards and scholarships
Boating safety and facilities program
The boating safety and facilities program is a state government funding program
that plays an important role in making boating safer and more accessible for
all Victorians. The program has a total of $8 million in funding to distribute
to projects across the state.
have closed for the 2015-16 round.
Trial exemption for low-powered paddle craft
As Victoria's maritime safety regulator,Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is currently seeking feedback on a proposed trial exemption from vessel registration and marine licensing requirements for owners and masters of low-powered electric paddle craft.
Submissions close on 13 April 2017.
Consultation paper is available at the Transport Safety Victoria website.
Safe and Accessible Waterways Consultation
The Safe and Accessible Waterways Consultation invited Victorians to have their say to help ensure safe and positive experiences on Victorian waterways and convenient access and fit for purpose facilities and services.
Submissions closed on 14 December 2016
For more information visit the Safe and Accessible Waterways Consultation page.
Divisional owners and entities