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Transport Integration Act

The Transport Integration Act 2010 came into effect on 1 July 2010 and is Victoria's principal transport statute.

The Act requires that all decisions affecting the transport system be made within the same integrated decision-making framework and support the same objectives.

It brings together the transport portfolio, including ports and marine, under one statute for the first time in the State’s history.

Three new transport agencies – Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the Taxi Services Commission and the Port of Hastings Development Authority – have been created within the framework since the Act came into force.

The former Transport Act 1983 was renamed the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983.

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Documenting decisions

The Department of Transport has developed a guide to assist management and staff in the Department and other transport agencies to comply with their obligations under the Transport Integration Act.

Documenting your thinking: A guide for transport bodies is a suggested framework for recording how the Act was applied to a particular decision.

Applying the Transport Integration Act

The Transport Integration Act provides a framework with six transport system objectives (what we are aiming for) and eight decision-making principles (how we deliver this aim).

Decision makers must have regard to all these objectives and principles.

We have developed a framework to help people understand three related objectives of the Transport Integration Act.

Transport and the triple bottom line describes the objectives covering: economic prosperity, social and economic inclusion and environmental stability. The policy also gives guidance on what we mean by the principle of triple bottom line assessment.

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'Transport legislation' and 'transport bodies' under the Act

Download a list of transport bodies and transport legislation under Section 3 of the Transport Integration Act.

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Instruments made under the Transport Integration Act 2010

Statements of Policy Principles

Section 22 of the Act provides that the Minister may issue a statement of policy principles to a transport or interface body to provide greater clarity around the discharging of their duties under the Act.

  • None have been issued

Declarations of transport bodies by Order

Section 4 of the Act allows the Governor in Council to declare bodies to be transport bodies. These are in addition to the transport bodies already listed in Section 3 of the Act.

  • Regional Rail Link Authority, declared on 28 October 2010

Declarations of interface bodies by Order

Section 4 of the Act allows the Governor in Council to declare bodies to be interface bodies. These are in addition to the interface bodies already listed in Section 3 of the Act.

  • None have been declared

Interface bodies under the Transport Integration Act

The Transport Integration Act recognises that land-use planning and transport planning are interdependent. Strategic land-use decisions are brought under the Act's policy framework by the creation of interface bodies and interface legislation.

Detailed information on interface bodies can be found on the interface bodies page.

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Development of the Transport Integration Act

A two-year stakeholder and community consultation process informed the development of the legislation, culminating in the release in July 2009 of the Policy Statement Towards an integrated and sustainable transport future: a new legislative framework for transport in Victoria (PDF, 1.2 MB, 64 pp.).

The Transport Legislation Review: Stakeholder Feedback Summary (PDF, 2.9 MB, 36 pp.) aims to reflect the key views held by stakeholders. Released in 2008, it draws on formal submissions as comments made at workshops, forums and briefings during the engagement program.

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