The Andrews Labor Government will create a new authority to lead and manage safety regulations across key transport sectors, unifying the expertise of regulators to increase safety for all Victorians.
From July 2022, the new regulator will bring the functions of Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and Transport Safety Victoria together, to make it easier for Victorians to access the information and services they need including compliance, accreditation and registration.
The new dedicated regulator will lead and manage Victoria’s transport safety regulations and compliance, managing safety for all users and operators of commercial passenger vehicles, buses and waterway vessels. This includes registrations and accreditation for marine, bus and commercial passenger vehicles.
It will bring together leading experts to deliver education, support and direction to the operators, managers and users of Victoria’s commercial passenger vehicles, bus and waterway systems.
By bringing the two regulators together into one entity, the Labor Government is increasing safety across key transport sectors by strengthening existing resources and allowing for experience, skills, monitoring and enforcement to be seamlessly shared across the transport portfolio.
While the final structure of the new entity will be determined in the coming months, all current CPVV and TSV employees will transfer to the new entity and there will be no forced job losses.
The formation of this new regulator is helping the Government deliver an integrated, sustainable and safe transport system, with better safety outcomes.
The recruitment process for the head of this new transport safety regulator will soon commence. Cameron Toy will continue as Director of TSV and Tammy O’Connor will continue as Interim CEO of CPVV.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll
“The new single regulator will make it easier for all members of the community, drivers and operators of commercial passenger vehicles, buses and maritime vessels, to access the information and services they need.”
“By bringing together the knowledge and experience of regulatory experts from Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and Transport Safety Victoria, we’re ensuring key transport industries operate more safely, for the benefit of all Victorians.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne
“The creation of this new entity will further strengthen our regulatory safety functions and ensure we have a smart, efficient way to manage safety for all users and operators of commercial passenger vehicles, buses, and commercial and recreational vessels.”
Reviewed 25 February 2022