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About the Department

The department is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government's infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs. We work to:

  • Support economic growth through transport
  • Make travel safer
  • Increase transport access
  • Keep transport secure
  • Support regional development and local communities
  • Provide good governance in the territories
  • Our Corporate Plan describes our purposes and activities, and how our work touches every Australian and underpins our economy and society. It also describes the operating environment in which we work, how we will measure our performance, build capability and manage our risks.

  • Portfolio legislation and matters dealt with by the department.

  • Our business divisions and structure.

  • About our Secretary Mr Simon Atkinson.

  • Our charter for being an open and accountable organisation with a strong client-focused culture.

  • Employment conditions information.

  • Appointments made under Acts administered by the portfolio, other than the appointments of APS employees under the Public Service Act 1999.

  • Remuneration of executives by financial year

  • Gifts or benefits with an estimated value greater then AUD100.00 (excluding GST) accepted by staff of the department

  • The Audit and Risk Committee Charter outlines the functions, roles and responsibilities and administrative arrangements of the committee.

  • Our Australian Public Service (APS) Employee Census results provide us with an opportunity to identify areas where we are performing well, and where we need to focus our attention for improvement. A response rate of 87% provides a high level of validity to the results - we are excited to see an overall improvement in our departmental results in comparison to 2018.

  • How the department collects, uses, handles, stores and discloses personal information.


Last Updated: 10 December, 2020

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