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 also host the Local Government Information Communications Technology (LGICT) Group 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.
Interface Agreement consultation portal
We have established a consultation portal to garner feedback on a draft Interface Agreement. These agreements, previously called Safety Interface Agreements, are being updated to reflect changes introduced with the commencement of the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
The RSNL requires the establishment of Interface Agreements to effectively manage the risks to safety at interfaces.
As a road authority, councils have a legislated responsibility to enter into an Agreement:
- where a railway crosses a local road
- there are advance warning signs on a local road, even if the railway crossing is on an adjacent arterial road.
The Interface Agreement consultation portal allows you see and discuss the draft document in a secure manner and participate in a quick survey. Only council officers may access and participate in the online discussions.
To obtain your access, contact Kevin Peachey, Transport Policy Adviser, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to the Interface Agreement consultation portal.
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 has developed a resource (PDF - 3.54MB) to provide councils with examples of the major international disability permits.
For further information on this policy change, please contact VicRoads.