Our purpose, values and strategic direction

Find out about our purpose, values and strategic direction.

Our purpose

Empowering a thriving community.

These 4 words describe why we do what we do.

It means we support people to participate in activities that enrich their lives, connect them to family and friends and support their community.

Our purpose statement is supported by our values.

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Our values

Our values are our guiding principles that reflect who we are and what we stand for. At the Department of Transport, we have 4 key values.


Working together, we get things done. We share knowledge and resources as we work as a team to achieve our purpose and accomplish beneficial solutions with our colleagues and the community.


We recognise the importance of every person’s emotional and physical safety, creating an inclusive, supportive and positive workplace for ourselves, each other and our community.


We are always open to possibilities. We are aware of and responsive to the changing needs of our community. We are curious, we try new things, and we support each other to grow. We challenge the status quo with creative thinking and fresh ideas. We're confident and are encouraged to be bold in the decisions we make and actions we take in service of the community.


Taking ownership, we deliver. We all have a part to play in making things happen. We are clear about our individual roles and we take ownership to deliver on our commitments. We make informed and transparent decisions and are responsible for our actions. We ask questions, share information, and seek and respond to feedback. We are aligned with our Values and uphold the highest levels of integrity.

Our strategic direction

We plan and deliver transport solutions and services for the prosperity of all Western Australians.

To do this, we are committed to the highest standard of integrity and accountability, and collaboration with State government agencies and key stakeholders. Together, we focus on delivering the State Government’s transport priorities for the community.

Our Strategic Intent 2023-25 sets the direction for our business planning so we can provide the Western Australian community with sustainable and customer-centric transport solutions and services.

Our Strategic Intent has 3 priorities:

SOLUTIONS – Sustainable transport solutions

Effective strategy, policy and regulation that delivers safe, accessible and connected services, and infrastructure and provide solutions for the movement of people and goods.

CUSTOMERS – Community-centric services

Engaging with the community to co-design equitable and fit-for-purpose services for the health and wellbeing of all Western Australians.

PEOPLE – Capable and future-ready organisation

Designing and building organisational capability and capacity to deliver in a sustainable manner.

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