Overview, role and structure

Find out about the role and structure of the Department of Transport and partnerships with other agencies and the community.

Overview

The Department of Transport began operations on 1 July 2009, after the former Department for Planning and Infrastructure was split into 3 new agencies. The transport function is integral to business and commerce and important for social interaction and connecting communities.

Our key focus is on operational transport functions and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service Western Australia. With more than 1000 employees, we have the expertise to deliver and connect a complex, inter-related economic and social network.

We connect people with goods and services through an intricate system of roads, railways, airports, ports and waterways and educate and regulate to keep them safe within those networks. We co-ordinate and prioritise the transport related infrastructure that allows our economy to grow.

Our purpose and key focus areas

Our purpose is to provide safe, accessible and efficient transport services that promote the economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyle of all Western Australians.

The new Department of Transport began operations on 1 July 2009, after the former Department for Planning and Infrastructure was split into 3 new agencies. The transport function is integral to business and commerce and important for social interaction and connecting communities.

Our key focus is on operational transport functions and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service Western Australia. With more than 1000 employees, we have the expertise to deliver and connect a complex, inter-related economic and social network.

We connect people with goods and services through an intricate system of roads, railways, airports, ports and waterways and educate and regulate to keep them safe within those networks. We co-ordinate and prioritise the transport related infrastructure that allows our economy to grow.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan is an important document that will guide the development of a world-class integrated, efficient and sustainable transport system.

The plan will steer the Department as it delivers services and sets up the policy and planning framework for transport in Western Australia.

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Structure of the Department

The Government has acted to integrate and enhance the co-ordination of the State’s transport operations, regulatory functions and policy development processes by appointing one person to head its three key transport agencies:

  • Department of Transport
  • Main Roads WA (MRWA)
  • Public Transport Authority (PTA).

As of 3 May 2010 Mr Reece Waldock concurrently holds the positions of Director General of the Department of Transport; Commissioner for Main Roads WA; and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority.

Led by Mr Waldock, the Department of Transport operates under an interim corporate structure. Mr Waldock is responsible to the Public Sector Commissioner and the Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

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Structure of the transport portfolio

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Minister for Transport

Honourable Dean Nalder MLA

Honourable Dean Nalder MLA
Minister for Transport; Finance

7th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Phone: +61 8 6552 6400
Fax: +61 8 6552 6401
Email: Minister.Nalder@dpc.wa.gov.au

External Link Minister Dean Nalder MLA website

 

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