About the Critical Transport core capability

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 coordination of all private rail, tram and bus services to support priority response objectives.

Critical Task Table 9: Agency roles mapped to the Victorian Preparedness Framework, by critical tasks within the Critical Transport core capability

 

Critical Task 9.1: Secure disaster area.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks
CityLink

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

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)  

5.1, 5.3, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7
 

Critical Task 9.2: Establish physical access for responders.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

Maintain and inspect CityLink assets and ensure all traffic control devices are available 24/7, which are utilised to assess an incident, or 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

Assist with the management of road links during emergencies, including route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

9.3, 9.4, 9.5

 

VFA

Key support agency to provide boats and operators to assist in emergency response and logistics

3.2, 10.1

VicPol

Support other agencies in provision of land, air and water transport

3.2

 

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

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices Australia

Through ANS designate and assist with the management of temporary aviation Restricted Areas in the vicinity of an emergency operation

 

CityLink

 

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

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.5, 9.7

CityLink, Eastlink and Lendlease

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

9.7, 19.6, 19.7

DoT

Assist with the management of road links during emergencies, including route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

9.2, 9.4, 9.5

VicPol

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: Coordinate alternate public transport provision.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices Australia

Through ANS 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

Provide transport closure and condition information to the media and public

2.3, 4.5

Assist with the management of road links during emergencies, including route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

9.2, 9.3, 9.5

 

 

Critical Task 9.5: Clear debris from critical routes.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.7

DoT

Assist with the management of road links during emergencies, including route selection, emergency traffic management, escorting, route conditions advice and control

9.2, 9.3, 9.4

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

9.6, 9.7, 19.1, 19.3, 19.7

Municipal councils

When safe to do so, provide support to the incident and/or regional control centres, through clearance of blocked drains and local roads

19.7

VicTrack

Identify and remove or reduce 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

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

2.3, 4.4

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to undertake the assessment, restoration, clean-up and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and tunnels

9.7, 19.7

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

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

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)

5.1, 5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5

CityLink, Eastlink and Lendlease

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

9.3, 19.6, 19.7

DoT

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to undertake the assessment, restoration, clean-up and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and tunnels

9.6, 19.7

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

9.5, 9.6, 19.1, 19.3, 19.7