Outcome 1: Integrated transport systems that facilitate economic development

DoT supported the State Government's goals of 'results-based service delivery' and 'State building - major projects' in 2018-19 by striving to achieve and exceed the three outcomes.

  Outcome-based management framework

DoT contributes to the State Government’s goals through the Outcome Based Management Framework as detailed below:

State Government Strategic Goals DoT Outcomes DoT Services
Future Jobs and Skills
Grow and diversify the economy, create jobs and support skills development.

Outcome 1.
Integrated transport systems that facilitate economic development.

Service 1: Strategic Transport Policy and Integrated Planning
Strong Communities
Safe communities and supported families.
Outcome 2.
Vehicles and road users that meet established vehicle standards and driver competencies to deliver safe vehicles and safe drivers.
Service 2: Driver and Vehicle Services
Better Places
A quality environment with liveable and affordable communities and vibrant regions.
Outcome 3.
An accessible and safe transport system.
Service 3: Coastal Infrastructure
Service 4: Marine Safety
Service 5: On-demand Transport

This section of the report provides an overview of how DoT successfully delivered these services and contributed to the State Government’s goals during the reporting period.

It also includes a summary of the results of our key performance indicators (KPI) as well as information on the significant community projects and customer focused programs that were undertaken or completed in 2018-19.

  Outcome 1: Summary of results against performance targets

Summary of results against performance targets

Key effectiveness indicators 2018-19
Target
2018-19
Actual
Percentage of containerised freight transported via rail in relation to total metropolitan container movements to and from Fremantle Port. 16.3% 20%
Percentage of regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have access to Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services between the LGA and Perth. 93.5% 91.5%

 

Service 1: Strategic Transport Policy and Integrated Planning

Key efficiency indicators 2018-19
Target
2018-19
Actual
Average cost per policy hour for strategic transport policy development. $125 $120
Average cost per planning hour for integrated transport planning development. $159 $144

 

Notes

  • The tables are a summary of the 2018-19 DoT Key Performance Indicators (KPI). For more detailed information see the Key Performance Indicators section.
  • Targets as specified in the 2018-19 Budget Statements.
  • Efficiency KPI values are rounded to the nearest dollar.

  Service 1: Portfolio Strategic Projects Office established

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In 2018 the Portfolio Strategic Projects Office (the Office) was established to facilitate stronger collaboration between the Transport Portfolio partners on targeted, strategic priorities to ensure the best outcomes for the WA community.

The Office, which draws on expertise from DoT, PTA and Main Roads, provides executive oversight and ownership of projects that are selected by the Transport Portfolio Governance Council based on the strategic impact of the project, its reach across the Portfolio and how it will support the Portfolio’s objectives.

Throughout 2018-19 the Office focused on four programs of work as detailed below.

Inner Harbour Freight Rail Optimisation

The Inner Harbour Freight Rail Optimisation program was substantially progressed, with almost half of the agreed tasks aimed at improving the efficiency of freight rail transport to and from the Fremantle Inner Harbour completed. Most notably, a review of train path restrictions was successfully completed and two additional train paths per week have been provided. This has underpinned a significant growth in the number of containers moved to and from the port by rail.

Public Transport Cost and Demand Optimisation

The Public Transport Cost and Demand Optimisation program brings together a number of streams of work primarily focused on increasing patronage to maximise the value of the State Government’s METRONET capital investment and improve service efficiency.

The development of an improved cost and funding model commenced and service innovation was explored, with the PTA formally seeking alternative service proposals from bus operators.

These alternative service proposals enable traditional bus operators to form partnerships with the on-demand transport sector and technology providers, improving their service to the community.

Integrated Planning for Transport Corridors

The Integrated Planning for Transport Corridors program focuses on the urban arterial roads within 15-20 kilometres of the Perth CBD and aims to align local and State Government transport and planning objectives for these corridors.

The first phase of the program, which involves the development of a ‘Movement and Place’ methodology to help define the function of each of these corridors, commenced in 2018-19.Once selected, the project team will apply the methodology to the Perth network to differentiate the roads by primary transport function and identify which routes can enable compatible higher density urban development with transport activity.

Big Data (Transport and Travel Demand)

The Big Data (Transport and Travel Demand) program of work will consolidate a number of existing data sets from across the Portfolio to inform key policy and planning initiatives, including the Public Transport Cost and Demand Optimisation program and the Integrated Planning for Transport Corridors program. A key milestone was achieved in 2018-19 with DoT and Main Roads undertaking customer travel surveys.

The Office will continue to progress these programs of work in 2019-20, providing regular updates to the Transport Portfolio Governance Council.

Image: Commuters on William Street, Perth.

  Service 1: METRONET reached more than 1.3 million people

METRONET continued planning Perth’s transformational integrated transport and land use planning projects in 2018-19. A key success factor was the level of community involvement to help shape the projects, with the METRONET team opting for a localised and grassroots approach.

Throughout the year, the whole METRONET program engaged face to face with about 33,200 people across more than 210 events and reached more than 1.3 million people through a mix of traditional and digital communication channels.

The team popped up at shopping centres along the Morley-Ellenbrook Line study area, engaged with people on Facebook, maximised the high interest to join the Access and Inclusion Reference Group and for the Bayswater station upgrade undertook the most extensive community consultation ever for this type of project.

The Aboriginal Engagement Strategy, Gnarla Biddi - Our Pathways, took its first steps to embed genuine engagement with the Aboriginal community, after being accepted by the Whadjuk and Gnaala Karla Booja Working Parties in December 2018. As each METRONET project is planned, the METRONET Noongar Reference Group will provide feedback on cultural input in the design development, such as landscaping, art and urban design.

METRONET is helping to shape how future generations in Perth choose to travel, where to work and how they want to live. The community is encouraged to continue being part of the METRONET conversation by signing up to project updates or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  Service 1: Stage 1 of the Westport process successfully completed

Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports: Alcoa Kwinana Alumina Refinery.
Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports: Alcoa Kwinana Alumina Refinery.

The Westport Taskforce is developing a long-term plan to provide guidance to the State Government on the port, road, rail and intermodal infrastructure required to handle the State’s growing trade task for the next 50 years and beyond.

In December 2018, the State Government released the first major progress report from the Taskforce, Westport: What we have found so far, which summarised the main findings from Stage 1 of the Westport process.

The report identified the challenges and opportunities for each of the study areas at Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury and outlined eight strategic options for allocating and sharing container, bulk and passenger trades between the three sites in the short, medium and long-term.

In 2019, the Taskforce commenced investigating each of the options in detail, including a thorough analysis of the supply chain, commercial aspects, land, utilities and environmental impacts.

Through this investigation, the eight strategic options were expanded to a long-list of 25 different port and supply chain scenarios – four of which focused on Fremantle, four on Bunbury and 17 on Kwinana.

These scenarios are currently being assessed and ranked through a multi-criteria analysis, which scores the options on a range of important economic, social and environmental criteria. The resulting shortlist of five superior options is anticipated to be released in August 2019.

The shortlisted options will then be tested further through a more comprehensive multi-criteria analysis and cost-benefit analysis.

Westport Taskforce’s balanced and inclusive approach

The Westport Taskforce is committed to achieving the best economic, social and environmental outcomes for WA through its balanced and inclusive approach.

Westport’s process aligns with Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework to ensure findings can form part of any future submissions for Commonwealth funding.

In addition to the Taskforce being led by an independent chairperson in Nicole Lockwood, and governed by a steering committee, all outputs are reviewed by a panel of independent peer reviewers, chaired by John Langoulant AO, to ensure sound process, quality of outcomes and accountability.

In 2018-19 Westport consulted extensively with more than 100 representatives from all levels of government, industry, unions, membership organisations, academia and environmental and community groups.

This included conducting a series of a series of free community events in seven locations across Perth and Bunbury from May to July 2019. These events gave residents the opportunity to learn more about Westport’s work and progress on planning for Perth’s future freight task, as well as ask questions and provide feedback.

Further, the Taskforce is working closing with senior Nyoongar statesman, Dr Richard Walley OAM, to develop an Aboriginal Economic and Engagement Strategy for the project moving forward.

Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports: Alcoa Kwinana Alumina Refinery.

  Service 1: DoT works to ensure ports remain safe and profitable through Government Trading Enterprises Reform

The Department of Treasury is leading the Government Trading Enterprises (GTE) Reform Program to review the governance arrangements of GTEs and create and implement a framework to strengthen their connection with other areas of the State Government.

There are 27 GTEs in WA and 16 of these, including the State’s five port authorities, were selected for the first stage of the reform because of their strong commercial focus, consistent legislation and significant impact on State finances.

The port authorities are governed by boards reporting to the Minister for Ports and regulated under the Port Authorities Act 1999. Given its role in providing regulatory assistance and advice to the Minister for Ports, DoT is a key stakeholder and active participant in the GTE Reform Program.

Through its involvement, DoT seeks to ensure that port authority boards retain appropriate powers to operate their ports in a safe, accountable and commercial manner, while achieving their critical legislated role of facilitating trade through WA’s ports, and ensuring fair returns to Government, as the owner of the business.

Another key objective is to ensure the port authorities’ strategic direction and operations are aligned with overall Government policy.

During 2018-19, DoT participated in the Department of Treasury’s consultation workshops with GTEs and engaged with port authorities and the Department of Treasury regarding policy options, views and advice on various governance issues identified as part of the GTE Reform Program.

DoT will continue to consult, engage and provide advice as policy frameworks are developed, and amendment legislation is drafted and implemented in 2019-20.

  Service 1: Ports Governance Reform reached key milestone

Container ships at North Quay, Fremantle Port Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports
Container ships at North Quay, Fremantle Port Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports

The second tranche of the State Government’s Ports Governance Reform reached an important milestone in 2018-19, with the Ports Legislation Amendment Act 2019 enacted following the Bill being passed by Parliament in February 2019.

The legislation enables all trading ports in WA to be regulated under the Port Authorities Act 1999 and overseen by a port authority.

Ports are expected to be progressively brought under the jurisdiction of the Port Authorities Act 1999 over the next two to three years. Once the transfers are complete, all trading ports in WA will be regulated under the same legislation for the first time in over 100 years. This will make responsibilities and processes simpler and clearer, especially for companies that operate at multiple ports in WA.

DoT will continue to work with the Mid West, Pilbara, and Kimberley port authorities, relevant government agencies and port facility operators, to prepare for the transfer of regulatory authority from DoT to port authorities.

Image: Image courtesy of Fremantle Ports: Container ships at North Quay, Fremantle Port.

  Service 1: Record freight on rail to and from Fremantle Inner Harbour

Container freight being transported by rail, Fremantle
Container freight being transported by rail, Fremantle

DoT continued work collaboratively with its Portfolio partners, Fremantle Port Authority and industry to implement short to medium term initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of freight transport to and from the Fremantle Inner Harbour.

The State Government’s commitment to an increased container rail subsidy, from $30 per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) to $50 per TEU, together with strong growth in the overall container freight task, resulted in a record number of containers being moved by rail. In 2018-19, 20.04% of containers were moved on rail, equating to over 100,000 one-way truck movements, helping reduce congestion on the arterial roads connecting Fremantle Inner Harbour. This is compared to 16.1% in 2017-18 and a national average of around 11.4%.

To support the increased volume of containers being moved by rail, the State Government worked with the rail operator to introduce additional freight train paths to and from Fremantle Inner Harbour in 2018-19.

In April 2019 the State and Commonwealth Governments committed $230 million to construct a new integrated road-rail bridge on Queen Victoria Street in Fremantle. Construction of the bridge will improve the freight rail access to and from the Inner Harbour by providing a dedicated freight rail track that removes the conflict between heavy freight and passenger vehicles on the surrounding arterial roads.

Image: Container freight being transported by rail, Fremantle.

  Service 1: Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy released for public comment

WA’s agriculture and food sector represents approximately 10% of the State’s economy and continues to grow.

Given the economic importance of the sector and the significant changes that the agrifood industry, and grain export supply chains in particular, have undergone in recent years, including larger harvests and increasing demand for heavy vehicle access throughout grain growing regions, DoT recognised the need to develop the Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Strategy.

The Strategy, developed in collaboration with PTA, Main Roads, and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is a holistic, multimodal strategy that aims to enhance the efficiency, safety and economic growth of the State’s agricultural sector, all of which are central to WA’s ability to compete on a global scale.

Significant stakeholder consultation undertaken throughout 2018-19 provided a wealth of data to inform freight movement patterns across the agricultural regions, and to identify and prioritise a series of potential infrastructure investments and regulatory improvements.

The draft Strategy was released for public consultation in June 2019 and is anticipated to be finalised and presented to the State Government for endorsement in 2019-20.

  Service 1: Government response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Regional Airfares in WA commenced

In 2018-19 DoT commenced implementing the State Government’s response to the 13 recommendations from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Regional Airfares in WA.

The WA Regional Aviation Taskforce was formed in November 2018 in response to the Inquiry recommendations. The Taskforce, chaired by DoT, meets quarterly and is attended by the Directors General of the Departments of Premier and Cabinet; Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; and Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The Taskforce is responsible for overseeing the Government’s progress in addressing the Inquiry recommendations and considering any initiatives that could improve the availability of affordable airfares on regional routes in WA.

A key recommendation was that the State Aviation Strategy be reviewed and updated to deliver an enduring, whole-of-Government approach to the implementation of State aviation policy, pursue improved outcomes for regional WA and provide a framework for growth of the aviation industry into the future.

In 2018-19 DoT worked in collaboration with a range of government agencies and consulted extensively with other stakeholders and the community to progress the review, with the updated Strategy anticipated to be released for public comment in early 2020.

As part of this extensive consultation, DoT facilitated workshops in the towns of Broome, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Kununurra, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland. These were well attended by representatives from airlines, airport operators, small businesses, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the resources sector and the tourism industry.

Community ‘drop-in’ sessions were also held, so that local community members could share their views and experiences regarding airfares and air services in regional WA with DoT.

This community and stakeholder engagement provided valuable opportunities for discussing ideas for improving the affordability of airfares and accessibility of air services in regional WA.

DoT also continued to engage with Aviation Community Consultation Groups on the regulated air routes for Albany, Esperance, Carnarvon, Monkey Mia and the Northern Goldfields.

Consistent with the Government’s response to Recommendation 5 of the Inquiry, DoT placed new conditions on the licences of airlines operating on unregulated air routes, requiring regular community consultations and the retention and reporting of route data to Government effective from 1 July 2018.

DoT will continue to implement the State Government’s response to the recommendations in 2019-20 and beyond with the aim to facilitate lower airfares on regional routes.

  Service 1: Regional airport infrastructure improved

Million in RADS funding for 18 projects.

Upgraded Geraldton Regional Airport runway Image courtesy of the City of Greater Geraldton
Upgraded Geraldton Regional Airport runway Image courtesy of the City of Greater Geraldton

In 2018-19, DoT continued to administer the Regional Airports Development Scheme (RADS) to assist in improving regional Western Australian air services, airport infrastructure and safety.

The scheme provided financial assistance for infrastructure projects to eligible owners or leaseholders of publicly accessible regional airports.

A total of 18 RADS projects, with a combined grant value of almost $7.4 million and combined project value of more than $15.1 million, were completed throughout 2018-19.

Funded projects included the development of runways, improving airport terminals, facilities and grounds, along with the completion of planning studies.

The City of Greater Geraldton received $6.5 million in RADS funding to complete its runway renewal project at Geraldton Regional Airport. The renewal, with a total project value of $13.2 million, improved airport safety, reliability and maintenance costs and supports the future growth of the region.

Image courtesy of the City of Greater Geraldton: Upgraded Geraldton Regional Airport runway.

  Service 1: Regional communities received regular air services

Carnarvon Airport
Carnarvon Airport

The following regional communities in WA received regular air services by regulating these five routes under Deeds of Agreement with the State Government in 2018-19.

Perth-Carnarvon-Monkey Mia

Following a competitive tender process, Regional Express Airlines (Rex) commenced Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations on the Perth-Carnarvon-Monkey Mia air route in July 2018 and will continue until 30 June 2023 under a five-year Deed of Agreement with the State.

Rex operated a minimum of six return services per week to Monkey Mia, and 12 return services per week to Carnarvon.

During the year, regional travellers benefited from discounted airfares offered on the route. In partnership with the Carnarvon and Shark Bay airport operators, Rex introduced a Community Airfare Scheme, offering discounted one-way fares at least 60 days prior to departure, and on all unsold seats 24 hours prior to departure.

The Community Airfare Scheme has supported a positive trend in the passenger demand to both towns over this period, with demand increasing by around 20% on the Carnarvon route and 55% on the Monkey Mia route compared to the previous financial year.

Perth-Northern Goldfields

Skippers Aviation continued to provide a minimum of three return RPT air services between Perth and the Northern Goldfields towns of Leonora, Laverton, Meekatharra, Mt Magnet, and Wiluna.

In September 2018, Skippers introduced a Resident Fare on the Northern Goldfields route to stimulate growth, providing up to 64.5% discount off the base fare.

Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance routes

Rex continued to provide 23 return RPT flights per week between Perth and Albany and 18 return RPT flights per week between Perth and Esperance. Rex, in partnership with the City of Albany and the Shire of Esperance, offered a Community Airfare on both routes. Community Airfares are available for 25% of all seats at least 60 days prior to departure, and on all unsold seats 24 hours prior to departure.

Image: Carnarvon Airport.

  Service 1: DoT ensured on time performance on regulated routes

In 2018-19 DoT chaired Aviation Community Consultation Group meetings in towns with regulated air routes, including Albany, Esperance, Carnarvon-Monkey Mia and the Northern Goldfields.

The biannual meetings are attended by other government agencies, airlines, local airport operators, local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, tourism and resource industry representatives as well as other key stakeholders. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss service performance and collaborative initiatives for route growth, to ensure the long-term viability of each air route.

Rex and Skippers are required to meet or exceed the following three benchmarks for controllable On Time Performance (OTP), for scheduled departure and arrival times:

  • 80% for aircraft departures and arrivals within 15 minutes
  • 85% for aircraft departures and arrivals within 60 minutes
  • 90% for aircraft departures and arrivals within 120 minutes.

In 2018-19 both airlines met or exceeded the controllable OTP benchmarks.

  Service 1: Long-Term Cycle Network for Perth and Peel underway

Cyclist on Principal Shared Path
Cyclist on Principal Shared Path

DoT continued working with local government authorities to develop the Long-Term Cycle Network for Perth and Peel.

The aim of this project is to develop an aspirational blueprint to ensure State and local governments work together towards the delivery of one continuous cycling network providing additional transport options, recreational opportunities and support for tourism and commercial activity.

In 2018-19, DoT consulted with the 17 local government authorities in the southern metropolitan area to gain their input on their network.

In 2019-20 DoT will continue to consult with the remaining 16 local governments in the northern metropolitan area and commence the process of gaining endorsement from all 33 local governments. This will result in an agreed network that will guide future funding allocations through the Perth Bicycle Network Grants Program from 2020-21 and beyond.

Image: Cyclist on Principal Shared Path.

  Service 1: Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies released

Cyclist riding along Esperance coast
Cyclist riding along Esperance coast

In line with a key recommendation of the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan, DoT continued working with local governments and development commissions across regional WA to develop long-term, aspirational cycling strategies.

Following extensive consultation, the first four Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies covering the Bunbury-Wellington, Leeuwin-Naturaliste and Warren-Blackwood sub regions as well as Greater Geraldton region, were released in 2018-19.

The strategies, endorsed by all 13 local governments involved, provide a clear and agreed vision for cycling infrastructure development which will benefit the local communities and visitors to these regions.

Image: Cyclist riding along Esperance coast.

  Service 1: Safe Active Streets projects successfully completed

Surrey Road safe active street in the City of Belmont
Surrey Road safe active street in the City of Belmont

DoT continued its Safe Active Streets Program, which aims to make cycling safer and easier in Western Australia.

As well as providing safe connections to schools, shops and recreational facilities, safe active streets are designed to link to higher order shared bike infrastructure such as principal shared paths to create a local network of cycle-friendly routes.

In 2018-19, the City of Belmont completed the Surrey Road safe active street while the City of Vincent completed Stage 2 of the Shakespeare Street project through Leederville and Mount Hawthorn. Together, these projects provide the community with approximately eight kilometres of low-speed streets that encourage cycling and walking.

DoT also completed the design and consultation for safe active streets projects on Whitfield Street in the Town of Bassendean, Links Road in the City of Melville and Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue in the City of Nedlands. Construction for all three projects is anticipated to commence in 2019-20.

Additionally, DoT commenced the design and consultation for a further four projects across the metropolitan area and will continue to progress these throughout 2019-20.

Stage 1 construction of Fremantle Principal Shared Path neared completion The Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031 identified the completion of the Fremantle Principal Shared Path (PSP) from Grant Street to Fremantle as one of seven high priority PSP links to 2023.

DoT is working closely with Portfolio partner Main Roads to deliver the project in three stages.

Stage 1 includes the construction of 2.8 kilometres of new path between Grant Street and Victoria Street Station, which will significantly improve rider safety and connectivity to public transport and a number of other key destinations including the Mosman Park Activity Centre, Cottesloe Beach and Cottesloe Primary School.

Construction commenced in January 2019 and is expected to be completed in August 2019.

As part of this project, DoT conducted stakeholder workshops with local government representatives and the wider community to identify activation initiatives and amenities to make it easier and more enjoyable to walk and ride along the route.

DoT and Main Roads also commenced the detailed design of Stage 2, which will deliver a further 2 kilometres of new path between Victoria Street Station and North Fremantle Station. This is anticipated to be completed in 2019-20, with construction programmed to follow in 2020-21.

Feasibility work for the third and final stage has also commenced and will continue throughout 2019-20.

Image: Surray Road safe active street in the City of Belmont.

  Service 1: Planning for automated vehicles continued

RAC Intellibus® on the South Perth foreshore Image courtesy of RAC
RAC Intellibus® on the South Perth foreshore Image courtesy of RAC

The integration of automated vehicles will impact many areas of our lives including transport choices and behaviours; road and land use; and new industry and job opportunities.

Given the significance of this emerging technology, governments across Australia recognise the need for national consistency in developing regulatory reforms to support the introduction of automated vehicles.

In 2018-19 DoT, with guidance from the Connected and Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee, continued to coordinate the work across government to develop the policy settings for integrating automated vehicles into existing transport systems. This work aims to improve the liveability of local centres and deliver optimal safety and productivity outcomes.

DoT enabled trials of automated vehicle technology including the RAC Intellibus® on the South Perth foreshore and the ‘Kip’ Navya Shuttle at the Curtin University Bentley Campus. Both continue to operate, improving familiarity and acceptance of this technology and building a database of operational experience to inform further research and development.

DoT will continue to work with trial proponents throughout 2019-20, with a specific interest in reaching regional locations and people with limited mobility and work with the Planning and Transport Research Centre to investigate how the use of automated vehicles could improve mobility for people who cannot drive.

In 2019-20 DoT will also support agencies in identifying the reforms necessary to prepare for the introduction of automated vehicles.

Image courtesy of RAC: RAC Intellibus® on the South Perth foreshore.

 

  Service 1: Your Move Bassendean successfully completed

Students arriving at Ashfield Primary School
Students arriving at Ashfield Primary School

In 2018-19 DoT partnered with the Town of Bassendean to successfully deliver its Your Move program to local residents. Through the program, which was completed in June 2019, more than 4,000 households participated in one-on-one coaching services to adopt public transport, walking and cycling to get to and from work, school and around their local area.

As well as coaching, 150 wayfinding signs were installed in the suburbs of Bassendean, Eden Hill and Ashfield to highlight the walkability of the local area and 58 signs were installed to guide cyclists and pedestrians to Bassendean train station as part of the PTA’s Connecting Stations project.

As well as 87% of participants saying they would recommend the program to others, DoT’s Your Move Schools program continued to grow in popularity. More than 90 schools are now involved in the program and as a result over 200 initiatives promoting walking, cycling and public transport were successfully completed in 2018-19.

Assisting this was the Connecting Schools Grants program. Under the program, now managed and promoted through the award-winning Your Move website, $26,000 in Connecting Schools Grants were awarded to 12 schools in 2018-19.

The success of both the Your Move Bassendean and Your Move Schools programs delivered a range of benefits including contributing to optimising the use of public transport, helping to manage local congestion and demand for parking at schools and improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

DoT will partner with the City of Stirling to deliver the Your Move program in 2019-20 and 2020-21 and will continue to encourage more WA schools to deliver active transport initiatives through the Connecting Schools Grants program.

Image: Students arriving at Ashfield Primary School.

  Service 1: GovNext-ICT transformation continued

In 2018-19 DoT continued its GovNext-ICT Transformation.

The GovNext-ICT program is a whole-of-Government approach to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure that supports government agencies to move from individual ownership of ICT to consumers of on-demand, consolidated services.

Through the program DoT is updating its ICT infrastructure to modern, secure, sustainable and scalable platforms. This will deliver a range of benefits, including significant cost savings, greater agility and reliability of the services provided and improved compliance, all of which improve DoT’s service to the community.

In order to achieve this, the Office of Digital Government endorsed DoT’s GovNext-ICT Roadmap which identified 20 projects to be undertaken.

In 2018-19, 10 of these projects were successfully completed with nine more underway. Most significantly, DoT actively evolved its ICT strategy to align with and enable Digital WA: Western Australian Government ICT Strategy and migrated a number of contracts for the provision of ICT services to GovNext vendors.

DoT expects to successfully complete all projects by June 2020 as well as plan for the transition of remaining services not currently within the scope of the GovNext-ICT program.

 

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