About the Transport Portfolio

Find out about the Transport Portfolio agencies, our Ministers and strategic framework.

About us

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, Western Australia's 3 transport agencies – the Department of Transport, Main Roads Western Australia and the Public Transport Authority – have worked together to enhance the coordination of operations and develop unified policies and regulatory functions.

Each agency has different responsibilities, and together strive to provide world-class outcomes for the community through integrated transport systems and services.

Our specialist teams

Several cross-agency teams have been established in areas of common interest to ensure a consistent approach, improve performance and support achievement of the Transport Portfolio vision in key specialist areas.

Sustainability and Strategic Projects

Connecting people and places for the medium to long term requires the Transport Portfolio agencies to work together to plan sustainable transport systems and solutions. Collaboration will help us to achieve the best outcomes for the community as our State and cities expand.

The Sustainability and Strategic Projects (SSP) team helps facilitate a collaborative effort between the portfolio agencies on targeted sustainability and strategic priorities.

The Portfolio Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework helps shape and guide the strategic direction and achievement of our key objectives, particularly for a sustainable transport system.

Portfolio Lands and Property Services

The Portfolio Lands and Property Services (PLPS) team provides high-capacity and effective land administration services, commercial leasing activities and management of corporate buildings and facilities. 

The branch works strategically to deliver integrated, best practice services for transport planning and projects, as well as optimising outcomes from portfolio land and property assets.

Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Engagement

Our dedicated Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Engagement (TPAE) team supports the achievement of State Government Aboriginal business and employment targets on the State’s major transport infrastructure program.

The TPAE builds on the strengths and past successes of Aboriginal engagement across the portfolio agencies. It manages Aboriginal engagement and participation strategies for portfolio infrastructure projects, creates new employment pathways and business opportunities, and rationalises systems and reporting processes to better align strategic direction and increase efficiencies.

Building for Tomorrow

Building for Tomorrow provides information and updates on major infrastructure projects across the Transport Portfolio.

We're building METRONET, improving roads, adding hundreds of kilometres of shared paths and enhancing marine infrastructure, for a more connected Western Australia.

Significant investment is being made in major transport infrastructure projects across our state, to keep pace with the growing population, provide more transport choice, and deliver thousands of jobs for Western Australians.

To find out more about major projects in-planning, under construction or those recently completed, visit the Building for Tomorrow website.

Our Ministers

Honourable Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Transport; Tourism

Honourable David Michael MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Ports; Road Safety; Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport

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