Paul Younis has been officially named secretary of Victoria’s new Department of Transport.
Younis was appointed on March 26 but has been acting in the role since the department came into being on January 1.
An engineer by training, from 2017-2019 he was deputy head of Transport for Victoria, where he steered the planning and coordination of key transport projects. Younis also spent three years as CEO of Brimbank city council in Melbourne’s west, and was CEO of Corangamite shire in western Victoria.
The Department of Transport, created amid a shakeup following the state election last year, brings together Victoria’s varied transport experts and agencies, including:
- Transport for Victoria
- Public Transport Victoria
- Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria
- Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)
- Victorian Regional Channels Authority
- Port of Hastings Development Authority
- Victorian Fisheries Authority
- Gippsland Ports
- Transport Safety Victoria
- Transport Accident Commission
- Office of the Chief Investigator, Transport Safety
- Melbourne Port Lessor