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 2016-17, Richard Sellers concurrently held the positions of Director General Transport, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and Commissioner of Main Roads WA (Main Roads).
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The Department of Transport
DoT delivers its services through two divisions Policy, Planning and Investment (PPI) and Transport Services.
PPI provides strategic transport policy, integrated transport planning solutions and coordinated investment decisions in collaboration with key stakeholders, to assist in the development of a safe and sustainable transport system for the movement of people and freight.
Transport Services leads and manages the State-wide delivery of a number of specialist transport services, including driver and vehicle services, coastal infrastructure and marine safety, while also regulating Western Australia's on-demand transport industry.
The core functions of each directorate that make up these divisions are outlined in the Organisational Chart.
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Changes to the Department
Throughout 2016-17, DoT refined the structure of its cycling team, which sits within the Integrated Transport Planning directorate. The changes better align the team's functions and skill sets with the business needs to ensure it is well placed to meet the State's cycling needs.
In June 2017, the METRONET Office was established to oversee the delivery of this transformational State Government project. The Office, comprising experts in transport planning, land development and town planning, is led by a Project Director reporting directly to the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands.