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Transport & infrastructure

We work with councils to help them maintain and improve local transport and infrastructure, including for pedestrians.

On behalf of local councils, we advocate for better funding and support of public transport and infrastructure.

Through our information and communication technology shared service, councils can improve community access to services.

We host MAV Technology, which promotes and improves information-technology solutions for local government.

Local communities also benefit from the Swift Library Consortium's library management system. The system offers library users greater access to resources and collections.

Transport and infrastructure news

2015-16 achievements

  • Advocated alongside the ALGA to ensure the promised doubling of Roads to Recovery funding was delivered to councils in 2016-17
  • Undertook detailed analysis of 10 councils' school crossing program costs to inform MAV advocacy that secured a VicRoads-led review and pilot of alternative funding options. A MAV technical advisory committee has been established to inform the MAV's ongoing input to the VicRoads review process.
  • Infrastructure Victoria's framework for the development of a 30-year infrastructure strategy addressed many MAV concerns and adopted our suggested improvements, including formation of a local government reference group.
  • MAV supported advocacy of Interface councils in securing $50 million for growth areas infrastructure in the State Budget.

Disability parking permits for interstate and overseas visitors

Recent changes to the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2009 now allows disability parking permits from interstate and overseas to be recognised in Victoria, and overseas visitors are advised to bring a current permit with them when travelling to Australia.

Following consultation with the MAV on the potential challenges faced by councils with this policy change, VicRoads developed a resource (PDF - 3.54MB) to provide councils with examples of the major international disability permits.

For further information on this policy change, contact VicRoads.

Infrastructure Victoria

An information session for mayors and CEOs on Infrastructure Victoria's All Things Consider Options Paper was hosted at the MAV on 1 June 2016. The video of this presentation is available below.

An information session for Mayors and CEOs on Infrastructure Victoria’s discussion paper Laying the Foundations (Word - 907KB) was hosted at the MAV on 1 March 2016. The video of this presentation is available below.

The MAV made a submission to Infrastructure Victoria's Laying the Foundations discussion paper (Word - 405KB) and a submission to Infrastructure Victoria's All Things Considered Options Paper (Word - 215KB).

These submissions will influence Infrastructure Victoria's 30-year infrastructure strategy, which will outline short, medium and long-term infrastructure needs and priorities for Victoria. It will include a pipeline of projects to provide guidance to government and the community, and allow the private sector to plan and make future investment decisions.

School crossing supervisor review

The MAV approached a range of councils in late 2015 to collect data and inform a discussion paper on the Children's Crossing Supervisor Subsidy (Word - 324KB) administered by VicRoads.

In February 2016, VicRoads announced a review of the VicRoads School Crossing Supervisor program, and invited the MAV to participate on the VicRoads School Crossing Supervisor Working Group to assist with the review.

The MAV formed the MAV School Crossing Supervisor Technical Advisory Committee, which is representative of a range of different Victorian councils and has 14 councils participating in this committee regularly.

In addition, the MAV advocated for a VicRoads or State Government-led consultation process on the program with local government. This is expected to take place in September-October 2016.

The review is intended to be complete by the end of 2016.

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