What is the Traffic Management Reform (TMR) program?

The traffic management industry plays a pivotal role in establishing work zones that prioritise the safety of workers, road users and local communities as well as comply to regulations. 

That’s why the Victorian Government is providing the traffic management industry with the extra support needed to promote safety on the road network and reduce unnecessary congestion and delays around worksites through the TMR program. It is made up of eight initiatives that create a more consistent and safety-focused approach for how traffic management activities are planned and delivered:

Initiatives improving permit application processes  Initiatives improving traffic management qualifications, training and enforcement 
Centralisation of Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA) permit processing: started 14 March 2022 Introduction of Temporary Traffic Management Accreditation (Accreditation) program: started 1 February 2022 
Road Access Permits Portal: to be launched in late 2022 
Adoption of the Austroads Guideline to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) to replace the current Code of Practice – worksite traffic management: to be introduced in the second half of 2022 
Consent process harmonisation: to be launched in late 2022 
Nationally consistent training methods and materials: to be introduced in the second half of 2022  
MoA charging: introduction date TBC 
Surveillance Framework and end-to-end processes: to be introduced in the second half of 2022 

The TMR program is supported by the $340 million Smarter Roads program, which is rolling out improvements across the network to make journeys smoother, smarter and safer. Both programs are working together to keep people and goods moving on the road network.

How will the TMR program support the traffic management industry? 

The TMR program has widespread benefits for the traffic management industry, roads users and local communities including:

  • updating Victoria’s Road Management Act (Code of Practice for Worksite Safety - Traffic Management) to align with national guidance to create a consistent traffic management approach across all states
  • introducing a new accreditation program to ensure only those companies with suitable training, experience and a good safety record will be accredited to manage traffic on the road network
  • improving the traffic management qualification process by introducing new standardising training methods, creating consistency across all training providers and provide nationally recognised qualifications
  • launching a new Road Access Permits Portal to streamline how the traffic management industry applies for and receives authorised MoA and Consent for work (consent) permits
  • updating permit application processes to increase the consistency of advice and make it easier for the traffic management industry to do business with government 
  • strengthening DoT’s regulatory ability through the introduction of new penalties and fines for safety breaches and any other compliance issues.

How can I get involved?

The Department of Transport is working closely with the traffic management industry to make sure they have the support needed to incorporate these initiatives into their day-to-day activities. A range of guides and materials will be available, including:

  • Updated permit application forms and information on how to apply for permits, approval timings and key contact lists.
  • How to guides and training materials for the new permits self-service portal.
  • The updated code of practice with supporting materials that explain the difference between the updated and previous versions. 
  • Accreditation application form and company guidelines.
  • Regular information sessions as the TMR program progresses so traffic management companies can ask questions and find out more about the initiatives.

If you have feedback on any further types of support you would like as the TMR program is implemented, please email us on [email protected].

Monthly information sessions

We are running monthly information sessions so traffic management companies and stakeholders can ask questions as they apply for accreditation and incorporate the other TMR initiatives into their ways of working.  

We will be holding two online information sessions in October:

  • Industry Q&A session: Tuesday 18 October from 3pm to 4.30pm

This will be an open session where attendees can ask the TMR program team questions. The outstanding questions from the September session will also be followed up.

Please email the TMR program team on [email protected] by Friday 14 October to register your attendance and receive the meeting link. 

  • Follow up session for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs): Friday 21 October from 11am to 12.30pm 

This session is being held for RTOs to continue discussing the new traffic management training model and follow up on questions from the August RTO information session.

Please email the TMR program team on [email protected] by Wednesday 19 October to register your attendance and receive the meeting link. 

For more information

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For more information about the TMR program and the initiatives:

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact [email protected]

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