Transport portfolio

On this page you will find out about the Transport portfolio agencies, our objectives and achievements.

  Smart Transport

Smart Transport graphic logo

We all have things that we love about living in Perth.

These things are harder to enjoy as traffic and congestion increases.

The Transport portfolio is investing billions across a range of road, public transport, cycling and walking initiatives to help manage congestion and make it easier for everyone to get around.

But we need help from the community to help us to keep Perth moving.

  • Small changes from all of us will add up to make a big difference, whether that's
  • Leaving for work a little earlier (or later) than the herd;
  • Planning your journey ahead of time to avoid heavily congested areas;
  • Car-pooling with friends or colleagues; or
  • Catching an extra bus or train each week when you can.

There are things businesses can do as well; offering flexible working hours, providing staff with public transport passes instead of parking spots or offering workplace shower and change facilities.

The Smart Transport website is a central point of information providing the tips, tools and resources that will help you to identify the small changes you can make.

Smart Transport is set to improve the way we all get around and with your help, we can all travel a little better.

External Link Smart Transport

  About the transport portfolio

Connecting people and places

The Transport portfolio isn't just about roads, boats, planes or trains.

It's about people.

People who need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses that rely on road, rail, air and sea to deliver billions of dollars in goods and services each year.

An integrated and optimised transport network will give the Western Australian community more choice and improve the quality of our lives and our environment.

Since 2010, WA's three key transport agencies - The Department of Transport, Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority - have worked together to enhance the coordination of operations and develop unified policies and regulatory functions.

The agencies each have different responsibilities and together they strive to provide world-class outcomes for our customers, all West Australians and visitors to our State, through integrated and intelligent transport systems and services.

Transport portfolio contacts

Agency Main phone number Twitter newsfeed
Department of Transport (08) 6551 6000 Follow DoT news on Twitter @TransportWAnews
Main Roads WA 138 138 Follow Perth traffic on Twitter @Perth_Traffic
Public Transport Authority 13 62 13 Follow Transperth info on Twitter @Transperth

  Our objectives

Customer centric services

Ensuring the customer is at the centre of service-delivery and decision making.

Safe and integrated networks

Working together to better service the demand.

Smarter optimisation

Making what we have work harder and better through innovation and technology.

Planning and prioritisation

Planning to meet the future needs of a growing state.

Investment and infrastructure

Continuing to invest to meet the needs of our growing State.

  Our agencies

Main Roads

Representing one of the world's most expansive road networks, Main Roads is committed to working cooperatively and productively across all levels of government, to ensure our road network meets the needs of the community, industry and stakeholders.

Main Roads is responsible for the delivery and management of a safe and efficient main road network in WA through operations including:

  • Building the State's major Government road infrastructure projects;
  • Providing infrastructure that creates a safe environment for all road users;
  • Providing infrastructure and operations that improve road efficiency resulting in improvements in traffic and freight levels of service;
  • Maintaining the State's major Government roads, bridges, verges and reserves;
  • Using technology to optimise the real-time management of the network and providing traveller information; and
  • Improving community amenity through the development of roadside stopping places, the incorporation of public art into infrastructure and understanding the needs of all transport users.

Want to know more? Please visit the Main Roads website.

Public Transport Authority

On the public transport front, the Public Transport Authority continually plans and follows through on WA's public transport priorities which have contributed to our system being recognised as one of the finest in the country.

The Public Transport Authority is responsible for providing customer-focussed, safe and cost-effective passenger transport services such as:

  • Designing, building and maintaining transport infrastructure;
  • Providing rail, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area (Transperth);
  • Providing public transport services in regional centres;
  • Providing coach and rail passenger services to regional areas (Transwa); and
  • Providing school bus services;

Learn more about the Public Transport Authority by visiting their website.

Department of Transport

The Department of Transport's key focus is on delivering a range of transport services and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service WA.

The Department co-ordinates and prioritises the transport related infrastructure that allows our economy to grow, planning to connect people with goods and services through an intricate system of roads, railways, airports, ports and waterways as well as educating and regulating those networks to keep West Australians safe.

Our services include:

  • Providing driver and vehicle services (licensing);
  • Regulating the Western Australian On-demand Transport industry;
  • Managing marine safety, coastal protection and facilities; and
  • State-wide transport planning.
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External Link Main Roads WA
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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
Opens in a new window Honourable Rita Saffioti, MLA BBus, Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

  Our achievements

The Transport portfolio agencies have delivered many key projects and initiatives on behalf of the WA State Government.

All of these activities are working together towards meeting the current and future Transport needs of our state.

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About_P_MajorProjectsCycling.pdf icon Major cycling projects 2009 onwards Kb
About_P_MajorProjectsRoad.pdf icon Major road projects 2009 onwards Kb


Page last updated: Fri Aug 11 2017 8:17:56 AM