The Advocacy Kit
Wyndham City's congestion issues are increasing and our transport infrastructure is not meeting our needs - so we need to move fast on taking action. That's why we've developed the Get Wyndham Moving Advocacy Kit.
It is important for residents to understand how the Government works and operates and understand the roles and responsibilities of how each level is responsible for delivering different services to residents. This advocacy kit also aims to provide clarification regarding the responsibilities of maintenance, services and infrastructure providers for roads, trains and buses in Wyndham.
The kit also aims to provide clarification regarding the responsibilities of maintenance, services and infrastructure providers for roads, trains and buses in Wyndham and important contacts for these services as well as Federal, State and Local contacts.
Public Transport in Victoria
The statutory authority responsible for providing, coordinating and promoting public transport in Victoria is Public Transport Victoria (stylised as PT>). In April 2012, it took over the marketing of public transport in Victoria from Metlink and Viclink as well as responsibility for the Myki ticketing system.
Train Services in Wyndham
The main responsibilities of PT> relate to the contracting of transport operators to provide train, tram and bus services throughout Victoria. Key franchise contracts include:
- Metro Trains Melbourne – contracted to provide suburban rail services in Melbourne including services to/from Wyndham
- V/Line Corporation– contracted to provide country rail services in Victoria
It is important to note also that VicTrack is a Victorian Government business enterprise that owns Victoria's railway land and infrastructure, with almost all of these assets leased to private operators who are then responsible for the maintenance. This includes tracks, signals, commuter car parks, underpasses and footbridges, level and pedestrian crossings, and railway reserves.
Wyndham falls within Metropolitan Melbourne, therefore maintenance enquiries should be directed to Metro Trains Melbourne.
Visit Metro Melbourne website for more information by clicking here
Commuter parking in Wyndham
The funding and construction of commuter car parking and specific off-street car parking for commuters at railway stations is the responsibility of PT>. Management of the on-street parking around stations is undertaken by Wyndham City Council.
Roads in Wyndham
The management, maintenance and development of Victoria roads is shared between VicRoads, Councils, Transurban, Connect East and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other Government organisations depending on that type of road.
It can get quite confusing to know what roads in Wyndham are owned and managed by which authority – VicRoads or Council.
VicRoads is the responsible road authority for designing, constructing, inspecting, maintaining and upgrading the following:
- Freeways (tollways and excluding tollways)
- Declared Arterial Roads (urban and non-urban areas)
- Some Municipal roads and other roads
There are declared arterial roads in Wyndham which are the responsibility of VicRoads. They are:
- Ballan Road – from Greaves Street North to Council Boundary
- Bolton Road – from McGrath Road to Ballan Road
- Boundary Road - east of Palmers Road to Little Boundary Road
- Cottrell Street – from Werribee Street North to Greaves Street North
- Derrimut Road – from Princes Highway to Boundary Road
- Dohertys Road – from Princes Freeway to Fitzgeralds Road
- Duncans Road – from Princes Highway to Beach Road
- Dunnings Road - from Point Cook Road to Palmers Road
- Fitzgerald Road – from Old Geelong Road to Boundary Road
- Forsyth Road – from Old Geelong Road (north) to Boardwalk Boulevard
- Heaths Road – from Old Geelong Road to McGrath Road
- Little Boundary Road – from Princes Highway to Boundary Road
- Old Geelong Road – from Princes Freeway Off Ramp to
- Old Geelong Road - from Forsyth Road to Heaths Road
- Palmers Road - from Overton Road to Dunnings Road
- Palmers Road - from Sayers Road, north to Boundary Road
- Point Cook Road – from Dunnings Road to Aviation Road (RAAF entrance road)
- Princes Freeway – within the municipal boundary area
- Princes Highway – from the Bridge, Kororoit Creek to Little Boundary Road
- Princes Highway – from the Princes Freeway In Ramp to Cherry Street
- Princes Highway – from Werribee Street to Princes Freeway Off Ramp
- Sayers Road – from Rowland Road to Derrimut Road
- Synnot Street – from Cherry Street to Werribee Street
- Werribee Street – from Synott Street to Princes Highway
- Werribee Street South – from Princes Highway to Cottrell Street
- Western Ring Road – within the municipal boundary area
Wyndham roads are categorised in three ways:
1. Main roads within the municipality
2. Collector roads (roads that distribute traffic between the main network and local system); and
3. Local access roads (roads that provide abutting properties with access to the road network.)
The Road Management Act 2004 (RMA) requires Council to maintain a Register of Public Roads however Council may decide which roads it will register to be public roads as defined in the Act. The act is updated at least once annually.
The list of registered public roads within Wyndham City is located on Council’s website via the following link: http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/building_planning/roadsassets/register.
Wyndham Council is responsible for the maintenance of footpaths in Wyndham.
Bus Services in Wyndham
There are 346 routes in operation on Melbourne’s extensive bus network with a varying range of service frequencies, operated by 32 privately owned bus companies.
In Wyndham, the privately owned bus company contracted to deliver bus services is called Westrans buses and is owned by CDC Victoria (www.cdcvictoria.com.au). Westrans has a depot in Hoppers Crossing and there are four bus inter-changes in Wyndham located at Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Williams Landing and Pacific Werribee (Werribee Plaza) stations.
To coincide with the opening of the Regional Rail Link in April 2015, PT> are proposing a new, better bus network for the Wyndham area that will aim to provide more direct routes that connect with trains on the Regional Rail Link and the Werribee line. Two new bus inter-changes will be provided at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit stations at this time.
For more information you are encouraged to visit PT>'s website which outlines the new network including detailed maps and tables which also outline frequencies.
The Advocacy Kit