The Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) commenced operation on 1 January 2019 and came together with VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria 6 months later to create a fully integrated transport department in step with other global cities. DoT is responsible for the ongoing operation and coordination of the state’s transport network, as well as the delivery of new and upgraded transport infrastructure.
DoT’s approach to planning ensures that the transport system is developed in an integrated manner, focussing primarily on the movement of people and goods, rather than individual modes. This enables the department to get the very best out of the existing network, and to maximise the benefit of new infrastructure.
DoT works closely with the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) in developing and delivering the major transport projects currently in planning and construction. Together, DoT and MTIA are managing over $70-billion worth of investments to expand and modernise the network. This includes delivering Melbourne Metro, removing dangerous and congested level crossings, the West Gate Tunnel, North East Link, the Western Rail Plan, Melbourne Airport Rail Link and the Suburban Rail Loop.