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Local government is responsible for providing and maintaining transport infrastructure at the local level, including pedestrian paths, most bicycle paths and approximately 85 per cent of Victoria's road network.

Councils also perform statutory planning functions which provide an important link between planning and transport, and advocate for communities' transport needs to other levels of government.

Many councils take on additional responsibilities, including providing community transport services. The Victorian and Australian Governments are responsible for other transport infrastructure and services, and for developing relevant policy and regulations.

Submissions to government inquiries

We represent and advocate on behalf of councils to Victorian and Australian Government inquiries and policy reviews.

Our submissions cover many areas of transport policy and investment including:

  • legislative reform
  • infrastructure planning
  • service delivery
  • funding.

Council Conversation: Transport

In 2015 MAV hosted an inaugural a sector conversation on transport, to give councils the opportunity to share innovative approaches to transport plans and strategies.

Seven councils hosted and facilitated discussions on different transport topics:

Committees and working groups

We represent local government on a number of transport-related committees and working groups such as:

  • PTV Accessibility Strategic Reference Group
  • PTV Operators Committee
  • TAC Local Government Grants Panel
  • TAC Community Road Safety Grants Reference Panel
  • VicRoads Smartroads Reference Group
  • VicRoads Rural Reference Group
  • VicRoads School Crossing Supervisor Working Group
  • VicRoads Speed Limit Policy Working Group
  • VicRoads Roadside Memorials Steering Group
  • Victorian Ministerial Freight Advisory Council
  • Victorian Railway Crossing Safety Steering Committee
  • Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council.

External resources

Greater Dandenong City Council's website has transport statistics on modes of travel to work, road accidents, car ownership and walkability across Victorian councils.

Contact us

For more information on our transport policy work, contact:

Kevin Peachey
Transport Policy Adviser
03 9667 5529