3. Delivery arrangements

The Australian Government provides substantial funding for transport programs and initiatives. It has primary responsibility for program delivery, but little direct involvement in the delivery of individual initiatives. Initiatives are delivered by government agencies (state, territory, local) or the private sector. Australian Government and state and territory agencies also have substantial expertise in transport planning and coordination.

Effective delivery of Australian Government transport programs requires close liaison with state and territory agencies. In addition to delivering individual initiatives, states and territories also have responsibility for managing and operating the National Land Transport Network.

State and territory governments are often required to make a funding contribution to national transport initiatives. In addition, they provide substantial funding for programs and initiatives on their own non-national transport networks, particularly arterial road and public transport networks. State and territory agencies also manage the delivery of these programs and initiatives, which they undertake either directly or through the private sector.