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. This is particularly important as more Victorians return to the road network and traffic returns to normal levels. 

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 processings: started 14 March 2022 Introduction of Temporary Traffic Management Accreditation (accreditation) program: started 1 February 2022 
MoA charging: to be introduced in the second half of 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 first half of 2022 
Permits Self-Service Portal: to be launched in late 2022  Nationally consistent training methods and materials: to be introduced in the second half of 2022 
Consent process harmonisation: to be launched in late 2022  Surveillance Framework and end-to-end processes: to be introduced in the second half of 2022 

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:

  • introducing new traffic management guidance that aligns Victoria’s Road Management Act (Code of Practice for Worksite Safety - Traffic Management) with national guidance to create a consistent traffic management approach across all states
  • creating 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 permit self-service portal to streamline how the traffic management industry applies for and receives authorised MoA and Consent for working within the road reserve (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 Permits Self-Service Portal.
  • The new code of practice and accreditation application will be available with explanation supporting materials that explain the difference between the updated and previous versions of the code of practice. 
  • Opportunities to meet with the team will be organised 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 will be 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.  

The details of the next session are currently being confirmed. Check back here for details or sign up to our newsletter.   

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

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