Overview: About the Agency
- Our strategic focus
- Our organisational structure
- Changes to the agency
- Our Ministers
- Our Executive team
- Legislation administered by the agency
Our strategic focus
As at the period ending 30 June 2022, the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) has diverse responsibilities for transport systems and services and infrastructure planning and provision within South Australia.
The Department ensures that South Australia’s needs for the movement of people and freight, and the delivery of services across the transport and infrastructure sectors are met in a safe, efficient, cost effective and sustainable manner.
Deliver infrastructure and transport services that make a difference to the lives of South Australians, today and into the future.
A transport system that enables a liveable, prosperous, and sustainable future for South Australia.
Collaboration, Honesty, Excellence, Enjoyment, Respect.
Our functions, objectives, and deliverables
Transport Planning and Program Development
Develops plans, programs, management frameworks, standards and data-driven analytics tools for transport network development and management that optimises performance and outcomes. The division is focused on delivering:
Transport Project Delivery
Designs, specifies, procures, delivers and integrates transport infrastructure safely and efficiently to sustain and support growth and maximise the benefit of government’s investments. The division is focused on delivering:
North-South Corridor Program Delivery Office
Develops the plans and oversees the delivery of infrastructure needed to connect the North-South Corridor and enhance economic opportunity and liveability for the communities it serves. The division is focused on delivering:
Road and Marine Services
Connects our communities by enabling safe, reliable and efficient movements and flows of goods, services and people across the State’s road and marine networks. The division is focused on delivering:
Across Government Services
Provides building project planning, design and construction services, facilities management, and property related services to State Government clients. The division is focused on delivering:
South Australia Public Transport Authority
The division delivers frequent, better-connected and customer focused services for mass transit and ensures services are delivered safely, efficiently, and sustainably. The division is focused on delivering:
People and Corporate Services
Provide systems and assurance processes for managing our people, our finances, our performance, and risk, ensuring we can work safely, efficiently, and productively. The division is focused on delivering:
Listens, informs, communicates, and works with customers and stakeholders to guide our agency to deliver improved outcomes for our economy, our community, and our State. The division is focused on delivering:
Our organisational structure
Reports directly to the Chief Executive are Executive Directors for:
- Transport Planning and Program Development.
- Transport Project Delivery.
- North-South Corridor Program Delivery Office.
- Road and Marine Services.
- South Australian Public Transport Authority.
- Across Government Services.
- People and Corporate Services.
- Public Affairs.
Changes to the agency
During 2021-2022 financial year there were no changes to the agency’s structure and objectives as a result of internal reviews or machinery of government changes.
The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP is the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. Minister Koutsantonis oversees transport systems and services, and infrastructure planning and provision.
The Hon Geoff Brock MP is the Minister for Regional Roads. Minister Brock oversees infrastructure planning and provision for regional areas.
The Hon Joe Szakacs MP is the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Minister Szakacs oversees road safety initiatives to improve road user safety outcomes in South Australia.
Our Executive team
Jon Whelan is Chief Executive of the Department, the South Australian Rail Commissioner and Commissioner for Highways. Jon is accountable for the delivery of the Government’s requirements for the Department, setting strategy and policy, overseeing implementation of programs, projects, initiatives, and service delivery, and driving improved performance.
Judith Formston is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department and Head of People and Corporate Services. Judith enables the Department and its people to fully comply with our obligations, do our work and deliver on our commitments by directing and managing the enterprise’s human resources, finances, and core business processes and systems (including information technology, statutory and legal, procurement, risk, and assurance).
Wayne Buckerfield is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department and Executive Director, North-South Corridor Program Delivery Office. Wayne leads and directs the program of work to enable the delivery of the final stage of the North-South Corridor. Wayne is the Senior Responsible Officer accountable for finalisation of the business case, detailed project design, all supporting pre-construction works, and delivery of the program to its final approved design, budget, and schedule.
Andrew Excell is Executive Director, Transport Planning & Program Development. Andrew is accountable for: development of policy settings, strategies, and technical standards for transport networks; modelling and analysis of transport network performance; strategic asset management; maintaining a prioritised portfolio and pipeline of potential network investments; directing the preparation of business cases and maintaining project assurance and reporting frameworks. In addition, Andrew provides oversight of Aboriginal engagement and inclusion initiatives.
Brian Roche is the Acting Executive Director, Transport Project Delivery. Brian leads and directs the delivery of a portfolio of capital investment programs for road, rail, marine and other transport infrastructure upgrades and new builds, and is the Senior Responsible Officer accountable for delivering these projects as specified, on time and within budget, identifying and implementing mitigation measures to manage any associated risks.
Emma Kokar is the Executive Director, Road and Marine Services. Emma ensures the safe, reliable and efficient movement and flow of goods, services and people across the State’s Roads and Marine networks by leading and directing the team that delivers all aspects of their maintenance, operation and regulation, and managing key partner relationships that play a role in these outcomes.
Scott White is the Executive Director, South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA). Scott is responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient public transport services and exceptional customer service provision in mass public transit. SAPTA provides a customer-first public transport system that is affordable, safe and secure, frequent along the key corridors, clean and comfortable, easy to understand and use and friendly and inclusive.
Simon Morony is the Executive Director, Across Government Services. Simon is responsible for leading and directing the team that delivers building infrastructure programs, minor building project works, facilities management services, property leasing, other property related services and land acquisitions on behalf of State Government clients from health, education, justice, cultural and other departments, as well as for the Department.
Andrew Ockenden is the Executive Director, Public Affairs. Andrew is responsible for leading the team that provides strategic communication services to support the Department’s essential service and infrastructure delivery objectives. Andrew’s responsibilities include stakeholder engagement, media management, marketing, communications, as well as leading the Department’s interactions with Parliament, Cabinet and Ministerial portfolio offices.
Legislation administered by the agency
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011
Adelaide Railway Station Development Act 1984
Aerodrome Fees Act 1998
Air Navigation Act 1937
Air Transport (Route Licensing—Passenger Services) Act 2002
Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997
AustralAsia Railway (Third Party Access) Act 1999
Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1962
Commissioner of Public Works Incorporation Act 1917
General Tramways Act 1884
Golden Grove (Indenture Ratification) Act 1984
Government House Precinct Land Dedication Act 2016
Harbors and Navigation Act 1993
Heavy Vehicle National Law (South Australia) Act 2013
Highways Act 1926
Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law (Application) Act 2013
Maritime Services (Access) Act 2000
Metropolitan Adelaide Road Widening Plan Act 1972
Mile End Underpass Act 2005
Mobil Lubricating Oil Refinery (Indenture) Act 1976
*Morphett Street Bridge Act 1964
Motor Vehicles Act 1959
National Soldiers Memorial Act 1949
Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) Act 1997
North Haven (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1986
North Haven Development Act 1972
Oil Refinery (Hundred of Noarlunga) Indenture Act 1958
Passenger Transport Act 1994
Proof of Sunrise and Sunset Act 1923
Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1987
Public Employees Housing Act 1987
Rail Commissioner Act 2009
Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012
Rail Transport Facilitation Fund Act 2001
Railways (Operations and Access) Act 1997
Railways (Transfer Agreement) Act 1975
Road Traffic Act 1961
South Australian Ports (Bulk Handling Facilities) Act 1996
South Australian Ports (Disposal of Maritime Assets) Act 2000
*Steamtown Peterborough (Vesting of Property) Act 1986
*Tarcoola to Alice Springs Railway Agreement Act 1974
Terrorism (Surface Transport Security) Act 2011
Victoria Square Act 2005
Waite Trust (Vesting of Land) Act 2020
West Lakes Development Act 1969
*Denotes Act of limited application