Public Transport

Public Transport plays a critical role in the urban areas of WA, supporting access to jobs, recreation areas, schools, and other destinations. WALGA plays an active role in advocating on behalf of Local Governments to the Public Transport Authority.

Bus Stop Infrastructure Partnership Agreement

The Bus Stop Infrastructure Partnership Agreement was introduced in 2015 to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and Local Governments in the provision and maintenance of bus stop infrastructure. The initial three-year Agreement expired on 30 June 2018. A new Bus Stop Infrastructure Partnership Agreement from 2018/2019 to 2022/2023 was agreed and implemented. This agreement is currently under review.

The Agreement defines the communication and consultation process between the PTA and Local Governments to be applied in different situations, including when bus routes are changed, bus stops are added or removed, and bus stop infrastructure is upgraded. The Agreement applies to all Local Governments with SmartRider ticketed regular public transport services, excluding school bus services.

Partnership Agreement - Bus Stop Infrastructure

Rail Interface Agreements

Interface Agreements are required under the Rail Safety National Law (WA) Act 2015 between Rail Transport Operators, Rail Infrastructure Managers, and Road Managers. These agreements are in place to manage risks to safety that may occur as a result of rail/road crossings and identify, assess, and determine measures to address these risks.

WALGA provides the Local Government perspective in the negotiations around these agreements and advocates for better outcomes for Local Governments in the drafting and revision of existing agreements.

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