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The future direction of transport for wa by reece waldock

  1. 1. The Future Direction of Transport for WA Engineers Australia 16 August, 2010 Reece Waldock Director General Transport
  2. 2. WA Context – Transport Challenges <ul><li>Economic Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Population Pressures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Economic Growth – Iron Ore The Pilbara-Port Hedland Port Authority
  4. 4. Economic Growth WA - Ports <ul><li>Iron Ore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oakajee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mt Anketell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Preston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port Hedland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashburton North </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kimberley LNG Precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Port/Transport Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approvals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development/Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access/Allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rail/other access corridors </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Share of National Freight Task <ul><li>Growth at twice the rate of population growth </li></ul>Source: Aust Logistics Council Dispelling the Myths May 2007
  6. 6. <ul><li>“Across the world, cities face many transport issues. Typically, they include growing traffic congestion, pollution, greater car dependency, buses caught up in city congestion and aging transport infrastructure. This, in turn, reduces urban quality of life, has an impact on people’s health and impedes economic growth.” </li></ul>MVA (2005) World Cities Research
  7. 7. Our City <ul><li>2.2 million population 2031 </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million population 2050 </li></ul><ul><li>0.9 billion/A congestion cost 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion cost double 2020 </li></ul>
  8. 8. State Transport Infrastructure Priorities <ul><li>Efficient ports and associated land transport systems </li></ul><ul><li>Developing our rail and road networks so that freight can be moved efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming our city to increase public transport capacity and making better use of existing transport infrastructure, including the road network </li></ul>
  9. 9. New Transport Portfolio Priorities <ul><li>Coordinated approach to transport policy development and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated State-wide transport planning </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated approach to identifying transport priorities and securing investment to support the State’s transport needs </li></ul><ul><li>Lead agency for integrated transport planning, proposals and projects </li></ul>
  10. 10. Achieving the Vision - A New Structure Transport portfolio Organisational Structure
  11. 11. Achieving the Vision - A New Structure Policy Planning and Investment
  12. 12. Achieving the Vision <ul><li>To ensure that clear strategic direction is provided for transport in WA, the Transport portfolio will prepare a State Integrated Transport Strategy that will be centred around: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport Policy Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Regional Transport Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Metropolitan and Peel Transport Plan </li></ul></ul>A State Integrated Transport Plan
  13. 13. Benefits <ul><li>The Government can deliver an effective, modern transport system to meet the future needs of Western Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Shared objectives across the Transport portfolio will ensure that all agencies activities are complementary and aimed at delivering a common vision </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to coordinate delivery of major multi-modal transport projects </li></ul><ul><li>Improved service delivery in operational transport areas </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-requisite for Commonwealth funding – COAG, 1A, Resources infrastructure fund </li></ul>
  14. 14. Strategic/Multi-Modal Projects <ul><li>Fremantle Port Inner Port </li></ul><ul><li>Fremantle Port Outer Port </li></ul><ul><li>Oakajee Port </li></ul><ul><li>Grainlines </li></ul><ul><li>Port Hedland Port Expansion </li></ul>
  15. 15. Case Study <ul><li>High Street Widening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Roads WA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Transport </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Transport Portfolio Organisational Structure – Why? Three agencies – One CEO
  17. 17. Portfolio Accountabilities and Responsibility Accountable: The position that is ultimately the accountable authority, including holding the yes / no authority and power of veto. Engaged: The position that is engaged by the responsible entity to assist in performing the function. Responsible: The position that manages and is responsible for performing the day to day activities of the function. Informed: The position that should be informed of a planned decision or action. Develop Policy Develop Integrated Transport Strategy Determine Transport Response Manage Program Deliver Service Outcomes to Customers
  18. 18. Transport Portfolio Organisational Structure <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Single point accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Drive change agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Whole of Portfolio approach </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Potential loss of strong positive agency </li></ul><ul><li>culture/image/identity </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ports? <ul><li>Lead agency / Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Governance / effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries / Coverage </li></ul>
  20. 20. Other Considerations <ul><li>Career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Wider experience </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MRWA – Infrastructure delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best of the best </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Future Direction of Transport for WA Engineers Australia 16 August, 2010 Reece Waldock Director General Transport