Transport and infrastructure


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.


Strategies and initiatives

Regional Network Development Plan

The 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

From 1 January 2017, a new approach to fare compliance will be introduced to Victoria.

Cycling strategy

The Victorian Government is committed to delivering cycling projects and programs that focus on safety and increasing cycling participation across Victoria.


West Gate Tunnel project

The $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel 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.

Port of 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.

Applications 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.

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