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RAIL SAFETY (LOCAL OPERATIONS) ACT 2006 - SECT 34D

Safety interface assessment by rail infrastructure manager—rail infrastructure and relevant roadways or pathways

S. 34D(1) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(2).

    (1)     A rail infrastructure manager must—

S. 34D(1)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(1).

        (a)     identify and assess, so far as is reasonably practicable, risks to safety that may arise from railway operations carried out on or in relation to the rail infrastructure manager's rail infrastructure because of, or partly because of, the existence or use of any rail or road crossing that is part of the road infrastructure of any relevant roadway or that is a relevant pathway; and

S. 34D(1)(b) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(3).

        (b)     consider and form an opinion about whether it is necessary to manage those risks to safety in conjunction with the relevant road authority for that relevant roadway or relevant pathway.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, $50 000;

In the case of a body corporate, $500 000.

S. 34D(2) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(3)(4).

    (2)     If a rail infrastructure manager is of the opinion that it is necessary to manage the risks to safety identified and assessed under subsection (1) in conjunction with the relevant road authority, the rail infrastructure manager must—

S. 34D(2)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(3).

        (a)     give the relevant road authority written notice of that opinion; and

        (b)     determine measures, so far as is reasonably practicable, to manage those risks to safety.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, $50 000;

In the case of a body corporate, $500 000.

S. 34D(3) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(3)(5).

    (3)     If the rail infrastructure manager is of the opinion that the risks to safety do not need to be managed in conjunction with the relevant road authority, the rail infrastructure manager must keep a written record of that opinion.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, $50 000;

In the case of a body corporate, $500 000.

S. 34D(4) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 45(3).

    (4)     Unless subsection (3) applies, a rail infrastructure manager must seek to enter into a safety interface agreement with the relevant road authority for the purpose of managing the risks identified and assessed under subsection (1).

S. 34E (Heading) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 46(1).

S. 34E inserted by No. 69/2007 s. 61.



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