Life for the organisation as an independent agency ends when Transport Certification Australia (TCA) status is changed and it is folded in with Austroads. This will be a logical step as Austroads is the umbrella organisation of road transport and traffic agencies in Australia and New Zealand, is based in Sydney and funded by the federal Australian government.
The decision to fold TCA in with Austroads was made by the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) following a recent review of national transport bodies.
“It is important to emphasise that the decision made by Council to fold TCA in with Austroads does not change TCA’s role and function,” said Chris Koniditsiotis, TCA CEO. “TCA will operate as a separate organisation reporting through its Board to the Austroads Board.”
Coinciding with the fold-in process is significant work already underway by TCA with Australia’s road transport agencies and the transport and technology sectors to implement 16 initiatives contained in the approved business case, including:
- New applications of the National Telematics Framework, including the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) application and ‘IAP Lite’ application
- New features which can be used across applications of the National Telematics Framework (such as turn-by-turn navigation and real-time alerts)
- Enhancements to existing Level 3 applications to improve efficiency and reduce costs.