Plan for and provide response and recovery services during emergencies that affect the road network including alternative routes, emergency permits and escorts for responders, clearing and restoration of damaged roads. Provide response to major public transportation emergencies including infrastructure access and accessible transportation services to ensure community movement including co-ordination of all private rail, tram and bus services to support priority response objectives.

Table 25: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Critical Transport core capability

 

Critical Task 9.1: Secure disaster area.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.1, 5.3, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7

     

During an emergency CityLink will, if first responders at a scene, initiate incident management procedures (such as traffic management and access) until control agency on site

 

3.1, 9.2, 9.3

         
 

Critical Task 9.2: Establish physical access for responders.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

Maintenance and inspection of the CityLink asset and ensure all traffic control devices are available 24/7, including to utilise to assess an incident and assist in establishing access for emergency services

 

11.1

     

During an emergency CityLink will, if first responders at a scene, initiate incident management procedures (such as traffic management and access) until control agency on site

 

3.1, 9.1, 9.3

         

DoT

 

Assisting with the management of road links during emergencies, which includes route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

 

9.3, 9.4, 9.5

         

VicPol

 

VicPol supports to other agencies in provision of land, air and water transport

 

3.2

         

VFA

 

VFA is a key support agency for providing boats and operators to assist in emergency response and logistics

 

3.2, 10.1

         
 

Critical Task 9.3: Identify and enact alternate / detour routes.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices

 

Through Air Navigation Services, designation of, and assistance with the management of, temporary aviation Restricted Areas in the vicinity of an emergency operation

   
         

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.5, 9.7

     

During an emergency CityLink will, if first responders at a scene, initiate incident management procedures (such as traffic management and access) until control agency on site

 

3.1, 9.1, 9.2

     

Assistance with the on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if CityLink is not available for use

 

19.6

         

DoT

 

Assisting with the management of road links during emergencies, which includes route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

 

9.2, 9.4, 9.5

         

EastLink

 

Assistance with the on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

 

9.7, 19.6, 19.7

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Assistance with the on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

 

9.7, 19.6, 19.7

         

Municipal Councils

 

When safe to do so, provide support to the ICCs and/or RCCs, through partial/full local road closures and determination of alternative routes

 

5.3

         

VicPol

 

VicPol is responsible for traffic management – in consultation with the control agency and other expert advice

 

3.1, 3.2, 5.3

         

VRCA

 

Identify and enact alternative shipping routes, when established ones are no longer safe to use

   
         
 

Critical Task 9.4: Co-ordinate alternate public transport provision.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices

 

Through Air Navigation Services, undertake actions in accordance with the Airport Emergency Plan at Melbourne, Essendon, Moorabbin and Avalon airports – in addition to the normal control of aircraft and the aircraft movement areas (at various times) at those airports

 

4.6

         

DoT

 

Assisting with the management of road links during emergencies, which includes route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

 

9.2, 9.3, 9.5

     

Providing transport closure and condition information to the media and public

 

2.3, 4.5

         
 

Critical Task 9.5: Clear debris from critical routes.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.7

         

DoT

 

Assisting with the management of road links during emergencies, which includes route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

 

9.2, 9.3, 9.4

     

Undertaking the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities) where DoT is the manager of that building or asset

 

9.6, 9.7, 19.1, 19.3, 19.7

     

Assisting with logistics interdependencies, contingencies and reconstruction by providing clearing, restoration and rehabilitation works on arterial roads and bridges

 

9.7, 19.3, 19.6, 19.7

         

VicTrack

 

Identification and removal or reduction of risks on rail reserves, other than operational corridors allocated to transport franchise operators or leased to third parties

   
         
 

Critical Task 9.6: Undertake engineering / safety assessments.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DoT

 

Maintaining community safety and confidence through provision of warnings, facilitating network repairs and maintenance and identifying and mitigating transport related risks

 

2.3, 4.4

     

DoT provide relief and recovery activities by restoring, rebuilding, upgrading or relocating infrastructure associated with major arterial roads, bridges and tunnels

 

9.7, 19.7

     

Undertaking the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities) where DoT is the manager of that building or asset

 

9.5, 9.7, 19.1, 19.3, 19.7

         

VicTrack

 

Provide professional engineering and technical advice to control agencies (public transport telecommunications, communications, level crossings and infrastructure)

 

3.2

         
 

Critical Task 9.7: Undertake temporary remediation works.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5

         

DoT

 

DoT provide relief and recovery activities by restoring, rebuilding, upgrading or relocating infrastructure associated with major arterial roads, bridges and tunnels

 

9.6, 19.7

     

Undertaking the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities) where DoT is the manager of that building or asset

 

9.5, 9.6, 19.1, 19.3, 19.7

     

Assisting with logistics interdependencies, contingencies and reconstruction by providing clearing, restoration and rehabilitation works on arterial roads and bridges

 

9.5, 19.3, 19.6, 19.7

         

EastLink

 

Assistance with the on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

 

9.3, 19.6, 19.7

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Assistance with the on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

 

9.3, 19.6, 19.7