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Agency VA 1038
State Transport Authority
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Date Range: 1983 - 1989
 
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Establishment

The Transport Act 1983 (No.9921) significantly restructured the administration of transport functions in Victoria. Under the provisions of the Act a State Transport Authority (VA 1038) was established succeeding Victorian Railways (VA 2876) and the Railway Construction and Property Board (VA 615), as the authority responsible for the operation of intrastate and interstate freight and passenger services by rail and road outside the Melbourne metropolitan area. The Authority commenced operations on 1 July 1983.

Functions

Functions for which the Authority assumed responsibility from Victorian Railways (VA 2876) included:

provision of rail and ancillary services for freight and passengers
provision of contract road freight services
provision of contract passenger road coach services
operation of Engineering Workshops
co-ordination of commercial road coach services in Victoria outside the metropolitan area
licensing of ferry services in Victoria outside the metropolitan area
operation of Mt Buffalo Chalet (until 1986 when this passed to the Victorian Tourism Commission (VA 2871)).

The Authority also assumed responsibility for the co-ordination of urban bus services outside the metropolitan area from the Transport Regulation Board (VA 2738).

To carry out these functions the Authority comprised a number of administrative divisions.

The Metropolitan Rail Division (MetRail) which reported primarily to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (VA 1044) concerning its operation and the co-ordination of its services, also reported to the State Transport Authority on matters of safety.

Abolition

The Authority ceased operations on 30 June 1989 following the proclamation of the Transport (Amendment) Act, 1989 (No.44/1989) which drew the functions of the State Transport Authority and of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (VA 1044) together to form the Public Transport Corporation (VA 2984).

Location of Records

No records have been transferred to the Public Record Office.

 
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? 1879 - ? 2006 Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings VPRS 3426 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1884 - ? 1989 Passenger Fares History Records, Commercial and Marketing Branch VPRS 12954 North Melbourne Open
? 1886 - 1993 Signalling and Communications Drawings VPRS 13635 North Melbourne Closed
? 1892 - ? 1985 Staff Record Book, Signals and Communications Division VPRS 13988 Other Closed
? 1913 - ? 1987 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System, Estate Office/Property Group VPRS 13181 North Melbourne Open
? 1914 - 1984 General Files, Freight Vehicles Engineering VPRS 13968 North Melbourne Open
? 1916 - 1994 Technical Manuals and Drawings, Electrical Workshops, Railway Vehicle Maintenance Division VPRS 13638 North Melbourne Open
? 1920 - ? 1984 Staff History Records, Refreshment Service Branch/Trading and Catering Branch VPRS 12550 North Melbourne Closed
? 1920 - ? 2000 Photographic Collection: Railway Negatives: Alpha-numeric Systems VPRS 12800 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1920 - ? 2000 Photographic Collection: Prints: Railways VPRS 12905 North Melbourne Open
? 1921 - ? 1993 Personnel Administration and Policy Files VPRS 12811 North Melbourne Closed
? 1926 - ? 1986 Employee History Cards, Transport Operations/Transportation VPRS 12597 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1932 - ? 1984 Employee History Sheets, Stores Branch VPRS 12592 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1933 - 1984 Employee Record Cards, Way and Works Branch VPRS 12551 North Melbourne Closed
? 1934 - ? 1985 General Files, Chief Mechanical Engineer VPRS 13967 North Melbourne Open
? 1946 - ? 1989 General Subject Files, Town Planning Section, Estate Office/Property Group VPRS 13938 North Melbourne Open
? 1950 - ? 1993 General Files, Vehicle Standards and Engineering Division VPRS 13699 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1950 - ? 2001 Project Files, Various Divisions VPRS 12864 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1951 - ? 1984 Staff Record Book VPRS 12560 North Melbourne Closed
? 1954 - ? 1990 Outward Letter Books,Town Planning Section, Estate Office, Property Group VPRS 12960 North Melbourne Open
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1983 - cont Bus services, urban, co-ordination of VF 422
1983 - cont Rail and road services, country VF 463
- 1989 Transport services : public, non-metropolitan area VF 490
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1983 - 1989 Transport VRG 49
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