VicRoads

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VicRoads
(Roads Corporation of Victoria)
Government agency
Founded 1989 (1989)
Founder Government of Victoria
Headquarters 37°48′36.33″S 145°1′44.59″E / 37.8100917°S 145.0290528°E / -37.8100917; 145.0290528, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Area served
Victoria
Key people
John Merritt (CEO )
Services Road Safety and Road Use Policy
Vehicle registration
Drivers licensing and testing
Regulation of accident towing
Increase A$1.63 billion (2007) [1]
Number of employees
2700
Parent Department of Transport
Website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/

VicRoads or the Roads Corporation of Victoria is a statutory corporation which is the road and traffic authority in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is responsible for maintenance and construction of the arterial road network, as well as driver licensing and vehicle registration. VicRoads has broad responsibility for road safety policy and research. It is also responsible for regulating the accident towing industry in Victoria.

The main VicRoads administration is located in the Melbourne suburb of Kew, on the site of the former Kew Railway Station, with other Melbourne offices in Hawthorn, Burwood, Sunshine and Camberwell. Regional offices are located in Geelong, Traralgon, Benalla, Bendigo and Ballarat, among others. In addition Vicroads operates many offices servicing the public in registration and licensing throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.[2]

Governance[edit]

In 1983, the Country Roads Board was replaced by the Road Construction Authority, under the former Transport Act 1983. In 1989, the Road Traffic Authority was merged with the Road Construction Authority to form the Roads Corporation, trading under the name VicRoads.[3]

VicRoads was re-established from 1 July 2010 under the Transport Integration Act,[4] which establishes a framework for an integrated and sustainable transport system in Victoria and empowers the key Victorian Government agencies with responsibility for the State's land and water transport system. The Act provides that VicRoads' primary object is to provide, operate and maintain the road system consistent with the vision statement in the Act and objectives which emphasise transport integration and sustainability. The statute also requires VicRoads to "...manage the road system in a manner which supports a sustainable Victoria by seeking to increase the share of public transport, walking and cycling trips as a proportion of all transport trips in Victoria..."[5]

In May 2014, John Merritt was appointed CEO of VicRoads.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VicRoads Annual Report 2006-2007" (PDF). Department of Transport (published October 2007). 2007. p. 7. Retrieved 2008-11-16 
  2. ^ http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrne5nav.nsf/alltitle/About+VicRoads-Contact+Us[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrne5nav.nsf/childdocs/-BB50F530937BB3C9CA256FD300241C84-72F00738926865AFCA256FE100428355?open[dead link]
  4. ^ "Department of Transport - Transport Integration Act". Transport.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Transport Integration Act 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  6. ^ VicRoads (16 April 2014). "New chief executive for VicRoads" (Press release). Victorian Government. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. 
  7. ^ EPA Victoria (16 April 2014). "EPA CEO John Merritt moves to VicRoads" (Press release). Victorian Government. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. 

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