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RAIL SAFETY (LOCAL OPERATIONS) ACT 2006 - SECT 34

Safety Director may direct utility works or railway operations to be altered, demolished or taken away

    (1)     Subject to subsection (4), if works are carried out contrary to a direction under section 33(1), the Safety Director may, by written notice, direct the utility to alter, demolish or take away the works within a specified period of time.

S. 34(2) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 41(2)(a)(b).

    (2)     If railway operations are carried out contrary to a direction under section 33(3), the Safety Director may, by written notice, direct the rail transport operator who carried out the railway operations to—

        (a)     alter, demolish or take away any rail infrastructure within a specified period of time; or

S. 34(2)(b) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 41(2)(c).

        (b)     alter any railway operations within a specified period of time.

    (3)     The period of time specified in a direction under subsection (1) or (2) must be a reasonable period of time.

    (4)     Before giving a direction under subsection (1) to a utility that provides, or intends to provide, gas, electricity or other like services, the Safety Director must consult with Energy Safe Victoria.

    (5)         A person given a direction under subsection (1) or (2) must not fail or refuse to comply with a direction under (as the case requires) subsection (1) or (2), unless the person has a reasonable excuse.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, 1800 penalty units;

In the case of a body corporate, 9000 penalty units.

    (6)     An offence against subsection (5) is an indictable offence.

Note to s. 34(6) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 101.9).

Note

However, the offence may be heard and determined summarily (see section 28 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 ).

Pt 4 Div. 2 (Heading and ss 34A–34K) inserted by No. 69/2007 s. 61 (as amended by No. 19/2010 s. 46).

Division 2—Safety interface agreements

S. 34A inserted by No. 69/2007 s. 61.



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