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Operational structure

Here you will find details on the Transport Portfolio and Department of Transport (DoT) operational structures along with changes to DoT in 2018-19.

  The Transport Portfolio

DoT is part of the State Government's Transport Portfolio and takes a lead role in integrating and enhancing coordination of the State's transport operations, regulatory functions and planning and policy development processes.

Throughout 2018-19, Richard Sellers concurrently held the positions of Director General Transport, Chief Executive Officer of PTA and Commissioner of Main Roads.


Transport portfolio structure
Transport portfolio structure
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  The Department of Transport

DoT delivers its specialist transport services and strategic transport planning and policy services through 12 Directorates, overseen by the Managing Director.

DoT organisational structure
DoT organisational structure
AR_P_Annual_Report_2018_2019_DoT_org_chart.pdf icon Annual Report: DoT structure (2018/2019) Kb

  Changes to the Department

Portfolio Strategic Projects Office established

The Portfolio Strategic Projects Office was established on 1 July 2018 to facilitate stronger collaboration between DoT, PTA and Main Roads on targeted, strategic priorities selected by the Transport Portfolio Governance Council.

Managing Director role established

On 1 July 2018, DoTís Policy Planning and Investment and Transport Services divisions were brought together under a newly established Managing Director role as part of an agency-wide realignment.

The establishment of a single Managing Director for DoT with oversight of all policy, planning, investment and operational directorates and business units ensures a holistic approach to the planning and delivery of transport solutions. The change, endorsed by the Transport Portfolio Governance Council, also brought DoTís structure in line with PTA and Main Roads, enhancing collaboration between the Portfolio partners.

New Freight Ports Aviation & Reform and Urban Mobility Directorates established

Two new directorates Ė Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform and Urban Mobility Ė came into effect on 1 March 2019.

The new directorates, established as part of DoTís agency-wide realignment, brought together the former Freight and Ports, Integrated Transport Planning, and Transport Strategy and Reform directorates and reflect the way in which DoTís specialised teams of policy, planning and behaviour change professionals have evolved in recent years.

The directorates continue to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and freight.

  Enabling legislation

DoT was established on 1 July 2009, under the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

  Responsible Ministers

Rita Saffiotti
Rita Saffiotti

Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Minister for Transport

Alannah MacTiernan
Alannah MacTiernan

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Ports

Opens in a new window Honourable Rita Saffioti, MLA BBus, Minister for Transport; Planning
External Link Honourable Alannah MacTiernan, MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports

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