City Controller to keep Melbourne moving

An international search is on for Melbourne’s first transport coordinator, who will ensure the city keeps moving during an unprecedented period of major transport infrastructure growth.

A D-Class tram travels on Nicholson Street.The City Controller will help minimise disruption impacts and reduce gridlock by overseeing the $38 billion train, tram and road network.

The coordinator will also be responsible for time of day permits to close roads for construction work and safety reasons.

A transport control centre will also be established in the city.

The City Controller will work with transport agencies, CBD employers and local government, and will provide regular advice to the Victorian Government on network performance.

Cities such as London, Paris and Los Angeles all have similar transport champions.