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VicTrack is the Victorian Government owned corporation that owns all railway and tram lines and associated rail lands in the state of Victoriamarker, Australia.

Assets

Railway land and infrastructure in Victoria is owned by the Victorian Rail Track Corporation (VicTrack), which was established on 1 April 1997 under the Victorian Rail Corporations Act 1996. VicTrack leases railway land used for public transport (trains and trams) to the Public Transport Division of the Department of Infrastructure, who then on lease railway land and infrastructure to private rail and track companies Australian Rail Track Corporation, V/Line, and Connex Melbourne.

Activities

VicTrack is the custodian of Victorian railway assets. VicTrack is responsible for the active management of only a very small proportion of the rail infrastructure (about 22km of network). The corporation is also responsible for the maintenance of rail heritage assets in Victoria.

VicTrack also carries out commercial activities on railway land, including:

  • Property leasing and licensing of surplus railway land
  • Providing telecommunications services using surplus railway network capacity
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Commercial property development
  • Environmental programs on railway lands such as remediation of contaminated land


As an entity established by the Victorian government, VicTrack has a duty to contribute to the delivery of State Government policy objectives and provide social and environmental benefits to the Victorian community.

References

  1. Department of Infrastructure: Roads, port and freight
  2. VicTrack - ANNUAL REPORT 2005-06
  3. Victorian Auditor-General's Office: KEY STAKEHOLDERS AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION


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