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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Policy, strategy and research
Transport policy, strategy and research is delivered by the Infrastructure group.
Our vision is to work together for Wales to help create a vibrant Welsh economy delivering strong and sustainable growth by providing opportunities for all and by promoting investment in more and better jobs and an improved environment for growth.
We are responsible for:
- Transport policy of the Welsh Government
- Maintenance and Improvement of over 1,000 miles of trunk road and 75 miles of motorway in Wales
- Administration of grants to local authorities and other bodies to fund a range of capital transport schemes and transport projects
- Strategic regeneration - to establish foundations that support investment in more and better jobs; strong communities and an improved environment for economic growth
- Spending on transport and strategic regeneration is currently over £250m per year. Key areas of spending include stimulating new jobs, enabling people to access jobs on public transport and facilitating travel for both the people of Wales and visitors.
Roads and Projects Division (R&P)R&P is responsible for:
- Preparing, managing and implementing major transport infrastructure schemes.
- Managing the motorway and trunk road network in Wales, maintaining and where appropriate improving the service levels it provides.
- Manages Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), travel information, traffic signs and traffic control centres, and has responsibility for road safety.
- Manages the network infrastructure including structures, lighting, signals and level crossings.
- provides advice and guidance for local roads.
Integrated Transport Division (ITD)ITD is responsible for:
- Strategic planning and the delivery of an integrated transport system fit for the 21st century, including bus and community transport, Smarter Choices, Concessionary Bus Travel, Blue Badge Scheme, International Connectivity and Air Services.
- Promoting sustainable rail travel and progressive regional transport planning.
- Passenger services within Wales.
- Managing the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise and the delivery of certain rail infrastructure projects.
Transport Planning and Governance (TP&G)TP&G is responsible for:
- Supporting the development of Regional Transport Plans
- Undertaking the legal and land acquisition procedures relating to infrastructure and the maintenance of the trunk road and motorway network.
- Providing a procurement service.
- Providing landscape and environmental advice to the Welsh Government.
- Administering grants for capital transport schemes and transport services and compensation for construction, maintenance and use of trunk roads.
Transport Policy DivisionThe Policy group are responsible for:
- Develop and take forward transport policy in Wales
- Support Ministers in considering the Ministerial Advisory Group’s transport report and to take forward recommendations.
- Development of the National Transport Plan.
Strategic RegenerationStrategic Regeneration is responsible for:
- Developing and taking forward Strategic Regeneration Areas
- Manage legacy regeneration schemes
- Managing the Cardiff Bay Redevelopment arrangements