About the DoT - 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.

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  Our purpose and vision

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 purpose

We provide and enable safe, accessible and efficient movement for the economic and social prosperity of Western Australia.

Our vision

To have the best integrated and intelligent transport services and solutions for the State.

  Our strategic direction

William Street, Perth Western Australia

DoT's Strategic Direction 2015 and Beyond is an important document, which includes our purpose, vision and key result areas. The document guides our priorities and the way we plan to do business now and in the future.

Our purpose

We provide and enable safe, accessible and efficient movement for the economic and social prosperity of Western Australia.

Our vision

To have the best integrated and intelligent transport services and solutions for the State.

Our key result areas

  • Strategic Transport Leadership.
  • Strategic Relationships.
  • Service Design and Delivery.
  • Our People.
  • Organisational Capability.
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  Structure of the Department

DG Richard Sellers

The Government 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.
  • Public Transport Authority.

Richard Sellers

As head of the Transport portfolio, Mr Richard Sellers is responsible for setting the strategic direction of transport in the State, shaping the development of a number of major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of some of WA's most transformational capital projects.

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  Structure of the transport portfolio

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  Our Minister

Honourable Rita Saffioti MLA BBus

Honourable Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

Ministerial Office:

  • 9th Floor, Dumas House
    2 Havelock Street
    West Perth WA 6005
  • Phone: (08) 6552 5500
  • Fax: (08) 6552 5501
  • Email
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  Enforcement and prosecution policy

The DoT enforcement and prosecution policy ensures a consistent and transparent approach as to how DoT undertakes compliance and enforcement of the various Acts and associated regulations we administer.

The policy is a tool to help fulfil DoT's regulatory responsibilities and help the community understand how the Department enforces the legislation it administers.

It is also important to note that the policy does not change the current compliance requirements for stakeholders.

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Page last updated: Mon Jun 19 2017 8:05:00 AM