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.
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.
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.
Murray Basin Rail Project
The $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project will upgrade Victoria's freight network by standardising and increasing the axle loading of the rail freight lines servicing the north west.
High Capacity Metro Trains Project
The $2.3 billion High Capacity Metro Trains Project is putting 65 bigger, better trains into service on Melbourne's busiest rail line. Suppliers across Victoria are among those beginning major manufacturing from 2018, with the first train ready for passengers on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines from mid-2019 and the 65th train delivered in 2023. The project is resulting in 1,100 local jobs.
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 2016-17 round.