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General Comments: This notice is cancelled by C2021G00528, registered on 5 July 2021 (effective 2 August 2021).
Published Date 23 Mar 2015

 

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

New South Wales Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles (Notice) 2015 (No. 1)

This notice revokes the Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles Notice 2014 published in the New South Wales Government Gazette No. 15 of 7 February 2014, at page 426 to 459 and replaces it with Schedule 1.

1        Purpose

(1)    The purpose of this notice is to exempt the stated categories of class 1 heavy vehicles from the prescribed mass and dimension requirements specified in the notice subject to the conditions specified in the notice.

2        Authorising Provision(s)

(1)    This notice is made under Section 117, and Section 23 of Schedule 1, of the Heavy Vehicle National Law as in force in each participating jurisdiction.

3        Title

(1)    This notice may be cited as the New South Wales Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles (Notice) 2015 (No. 1).

4        Period of operation

(1)    This notice commences on the date of its publication in the Commonwealth Gazette and is in force for a period of five years from and including the date of commencement.

5        Definitions and interpretation

(1)    In this Instrument—

(a)     any reference to a provision of, or term used in, the former legislation, is to be taken to be a reference to the corresponding provision of, or nearest equivalent term used in, the Heavy Vehicle National Law; and

(b)    former legislation, means the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 (NSW) and the Road Transport (Vehicle and Driver Management) Act 2005 (NSW); and

(c)     National Regulation means the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

6         Application

(1)    This notice applies in New South Wales.

 

7         Prescribed conditions

(1)    A vehicle operating under this Notice must comply with the conditions and requirements set out in Schedule 1 of this Notice including any condition or requirement set out in Appendix 1 or 2;

(2)    A vehicle operating under this notice is not required to comply with a condition mentioned in Schedule 8 of the National Regulation.

8         Exemption from Prescribed Mass  and Dimension Requirements

(1)    This notice exempts a vehicle to which it applies from the general mass limits specified in Schedule 1 of the National Regulation, and the dimension limits specified in Schedule 6 of the National Regulation to the extent specified in Schedule 1.

9         Declaration

I, Sal Petroccitto, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt the heavy vehicles specified in this notice from the stated requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass Dimension and Loading) National Regulation to the extent and on the conditions specified in this notice.

Dated: 23 March 2015

 

SalPetroccitto

 

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 


 

Schedule 1

PART 1 – PRELIMINARY

1.1          Interpretation

1.1.1      Unless otherwise stated notes and diagrams in this Notice do not form part of the Notice.

PART 2 – APPLICATION OF NOTICE

2.1.         Vehicles this Notice Applies to

2.1.1          This Notice applies to a heavy vehicle or a heavy combination which is an:

(a)    agricultural machine, or

(b)   agricultural implement, or

(c)    agricultural combination,

that together with any load exceeds a dimension limit as described in Schedule 6 (Dimension requirements) of the National Regulation or the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007.

2.1.2          This Notice applies to vehicles being used as pilot vehicles or escort vehicles in accordance with this Notice.

2.2          Vehicles this Notice Does Not Apply to

2.2.1          This Notice does not apply to:

(a)    `A special purpose vehicle.

(b)   A vehicle or combination (including a low loader or load platform combination) that is specially designed for the carriage of a large indivisible item or is carrying a large indivisible item.

(c)    A road train or a B-double.

PART 3 – DIMENSION

3.1   Dimension Limits

3.1.1          Subject to clause 5.2 of this Notice, a vehicle operating under this Notice must not exceed the dimension limits set out in Table 1 of this Notice.

3.1.2      Except where provided in Table 1 of this Notice a vehicle must comply with the dimension limits specified in the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007.

Table 1: Maximum Overall Dimension Limits

Vehicle

Height (metres)

Width (metres)

Length (metres)

Rear Overhang Limit (metres)

Agricultural machine (single vehicle) travelling in the NSW Eastern or NSW Urban Zone

4.6

5.0

12.5

4.5

Agricultural machine (single vehicle) travelling in the NSW Western Zone

4.6

6.0

12.5

4.5

Agricultural combination travelling in the Eastern or NSW Urban Zone

4.6

5.0

25.0

4.5

Agricultural combination travelling in the NSW Western Zone

4.6

6.0

25.0

4.5

PART 4 – MASS

4.1.         Mass limits

4.1.1      Subject to 4.1.2 a vehicle operating under this Notice with 2 axles, must not exceed the axle mass limits specified in Table 2 of this Notice.

Table 2 Mass Limits

Number of tyres on an axle

Mass limit (tonnes)

Axle fitted with 2 tyres

9.0

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width less than 2.51 m

9.0

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width at least 2.51 m but not more than 3.5 m

10.5

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width more than 3.5 m

12.0

4.1.2      (a) the total mass of a vehicle and any load must not exceed the vehicle’s GVM; and

(b) the wheel load or axle load must not exceed the limit set by its manufacturer.

4.1.3      The mass on an axle group or single axle must not exceed the relevant limit set by the National Regulation if it is:

(a) not described in Table 2, or

(b) on an agricultural vehicle or combination except one described in Clause 2.1.1

4.2          Mass limits relating to tyre width

4.2.1      In order to travel at the mass limits identified in Table 2 in Clause 4.1, the applicable tyre width limits in Table 3 must be met.

4.2.2      Notwithstanding axle mass limits set out in Table 3, the steer axle mass must not exceed the steer axle mass set out in Table 2 in Clause 4.1

4.2.3      The mass on an axle fitted with tyres of a number and width described in Table 3 must not exceed the mass limit specified in Table 3 for that axle in relation to the narrowest tyre on the axle.

Table 3

Tyre width of the narrowest tyre on the axle (mm)

Mass limit if the axle has 2 tyres (tonnes)

Mass limit if the axle has 4 tyres (tonnes)

at least

but less than

190

228

4.5

9.0

228

254

5.0

9.5

254

279

6.0

10.0

279

305

6.5

11.0

305

330

7.0

12.0

330

356

7.5

13.0

356

381

8.0

14.0

381

406

9.0

14.0

406

458

10.0

14.0

458

508

11.0

14.0

508

 

12.0

14.0

4.2.4      For the purposes of Table 3 the tyre width of a radial ply tyre is the number of millimetres marked on the tyre in the position labelled “Section width in mm.” on the diagram below.

Title: Establishing tyre width of a radial tyre - Description: Establishing tyre width of a radial tyre

4.2.5      For the purposes of Table 3, the tyre width of a bias-type tyre is the number of millimetres equal to 25.4 times the number marked on the tyre in the position labelled “Width code in inches” on the diagram below.

Title: Diagram - Description: Establishing tyre width of a bias-typre tyre

4.2.6      If no section width or width code is marked on a tyre, the tyre width may be determined by measuring the width of the part of the tyre that normally comes into contact with the road surface.


 

PART 5 MISCELLANEOUS

5.1.1          A copy of this Notice (excluding the APPENDICES), must be carried in the driving compartment whenever the vehicle is operating under this Notice and must be produced when the driver is requested to do so by a police officer or an authorised officer.

5.1.2      A vehicle operating under this Notice must comply with the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of this Notice.

5.2   Approved Routes and Areas

5.2.1          An Oversize vehicle that does not exceed a dimension limit set out in this Notice may only operate on an approved route or zones, as set out in Appendix 2 of this Notice and in accordance with an applicable travel conditions. 

5.2.2          Notwithstanding the dimension limits set out in the Notice, travel on or through a Limited Access Location is not permitted if the vehicle exceeds one or more of the limits that applies to a Limited Access Location as set out in  Appendix 2 of this Notice.

5.2.3          In addition to clause 5.2.1, a vehicle that exceeds 4.3 metres, but not 4.6 metres in height must only be operated on routes approved for 4.6 metre high vehicles as set out in the current 4.6 Metre High Vehicle Notice.

5.2.4          An Overmass vehicle that does not exceed the mass limits set out in Part 4 of this Notice is not  permitted to travel on:

(a)    mass restricted bridges set out in Appendix 2 of this Notice; or

(b)   on any road or bridge that has a mass limit imposed under Section 28 of the Road Transport (Vehicle and Driver Management) Act 2005.

5.2.5          Overmass and Oversize vehicles operating under this Notice must:

(a) only be operated in or on an approved travel zone or route as set out in Appendix 2 and in accordance with travel conditions that apply to a route or zone as set out in Appendix 2; and

(b) comply with Clause 5.2.2; and

(c)  operate in accordance with Clause 5.2.3 if the vehicle exceeds 4.3 metres in height; and

(d) must not operate on:

                                                   i.             A mass restricted bridge set out in Appendix 2 of this Notice; or

                                                 ii.            Any road or bridge that has a mass limit imposed under Section 28 of the Road Transport (Vehicle and Driver Management) Act 2005.

 

END OF NOTICE

 

 


 

          APPENDIX 1

A vehicle operating under this Notice must comply with the applicable conditions set out in this appendix.

For the purposes of this Appendix a major road is defined as a classified road which means any of the following:

                (a) a main road,

                (b) a highway,

                (c) a freeway,

                (d) a controlled access road,

                (e) a secondary road,

                (f) a tourist road,

                (g) a tollway,

                (h) a transit way,

                (i) a State work.

 

Note. Under Clause 2.2 of this Appendix an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle must not be operated on a freeway.

 

1.         Part 1 - Conditions for All Oversize and Overmass Vehicles

1.1          Making an unloaded vehicle smaller

(Clause 3, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

An oversize vehicle without a load must be reduced to the smallest practicable dimensions, with any booms fully retracted.

1.2          Warning devices for oversize vehicles

(Clause 4, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

1.2.1      An oversize vehicle or combination, together with any load, that is wider than 2.5 m, or longer than 25 m, must have:

(a)          one warning sign at its front, and

(b)         one warning sign at its rear or, if it is carrying a rear-projecting load, at the rear of the load, and

(c)          4 brightly coloured red, yellow, or red and yellow, flags, each at least 450 mm long and at least 450 mm wide.

1.2.2      One of the flags must be positioned:

(a)  at each side of the front and rear of any projecting load, or

(b) if there is no projecting load, at each side of the front and rear of the vehicle or combination.

1.2.3      An oversize vehicle or combination that, together with any load, is not wider than 2.5 m, and whose length is more than 22 m but not more than 25 m, must have one warning sign at its rear or, if it is carrying a rear-projecting load, at the rear of the load.

1.2.4      Subclauses 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 do not apply to a road construction vehicle or combination travelling within 1 km of a construction site, if the vehicle has a warning light.

1.2.5      If a load projects more than 150 mm beyond one side of an oversize vehicle or combination, and the projection is less than 500 mm thick from top to bottom, there must be:

(a)          a warning light attached to the vehicle or combination, and

(b)          at least two yellow, rigid pieces of material (in this clause called delineators), one attached to the front and the other attached to the rear of the projection.

Note. If the load projects more than 150 mm beyond both sides of the vehicle there must be at least 4 delineators—at least one on each side at the front and at least one on each side at the rear.

1.2.6      A delineator must:

(a)          be at least 300 mm long and at least 300 mm wide, and

(b)          comply with Class 1 or 2 of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1906.1:1993, Retroflective materials and devices for road control purposes, as amended and in force at the commencement of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005, and

(c)           if at the front of the projection, be attached so that its reflective surface is facing forward of the vehicle, and

(d)          if at the rear of the projection, be attached so that its reflective surface is facing rearward from the vehicle.

1.2.7      In the daytime, an oversize vehicle or combination must display a warning light if the vehicle, together with any load, is wider than 3 m.

NOTE: Parts 4 and 5 set out requirements for warning lights and signs.

In addition to the requirements in this clause, any load projecting more than 1.2 m behind the vehicle must display warning flags in the daytime, in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005.

 

1.3          Additional warning devices at night

(Clause 5, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

1.3.1      At night, an oversize vehicle or combination must display:

(a)          lights showing yellow to the front and red to the rear (known as side markers) no more than 2 m apart along both sides of the vehicle and along any front or rear projection, and

(b)          two red lights (known as rear markers) fixed to the rear of any rear-projecting load, within 400 mm of each side of the load, and at least 1 m but not more than 2.1 m above the ground, and

(c)           a warning light if the vehicle or combination, together with any load, is wider than 2.5 m or longer than 22 m.

1.4          Headlights

(Clause 6, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

                An oversize vehicle, or the front vehicle in an oversize combination, must have its low-beam headlights on while travelling in the daytime, unless it is not required under the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007 to have headlights.

1.5          Travel restrictions at night

See Appendix 2 for night travel restrictions.

1.6          No travelling if low visibility

(Clause 8, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

1.6.1      A vehicle or combination must not begin to travel if, due to circumstances such as fog, heavy rain, smoke, dust or insect plague:

(a)          visibility is less than 250 m in the daytime, or

(b)          the headlights of a vehicle approaching within 250 m could not be seen at night.

1.6.2      If a vehicle or combination is already travelling when visibility is reduced to the level described in subclause (1), the driver must drive it into the nearest safe parking area, and wait until visibility improves beyond that level before continuing to travel.

1.7          Minimum following distance

(Clause 9, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

1.7.1      A person driving an oversize vehicle or combination must maintain a distance of at least 200 m from an oversize vehicle or combination travelling in front of it, unless:

(a)          it is overtaking the front one, or the front one is stopping, or

(b)          there is a separate lane available for the use of overtaking traffic, or

(c)           it is in an urban area and it is not reasonably practicable to maintain a distance of

200 m.

1.8          Assessing routes

(Clause 10, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

1.8.1      Before a vehicle or combination is driven along any route, its driver and owner must be satisfied that the route has been assessed and that the vehicle or combination can be driven along it without contravening subclause (2).

1.8.2      A vehicle or combination must not be driven along a route if to do so would be likely to cause:

(a)          disruption to telecommunication, electricity, rail, gas, water or sewage services, or

(b)          damage to a road (including a bridge), structure, rail crossing or tree.

1.8.3      1.8.2 does not apply if the authority responsible for the services or property has given permission for the vehicle or combination to travel along the route, and the vehicle or combination is driven in accordance with the permission.

1.9          Allowing Vehicles to Overtake

                If traffic banks up behind an oversize vehicle, its operator must move the vehicle to the side of the road, and if necessary, stop as soon as it is safe to do so to allow following vehicles to overtake.

Part 2 – Conditions for Agricultural Vehicles

2.1          Warning devices for agricultural vehicles

(Clause 25, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

2.1.2      An agricultural vehicle or combination that is wider than 2.5 m, or an agricultural combination that is longer than 22 m, must have a warning light fixed to its highest practicable point when it is on a major road.

2.1.3      A warning sign must be displayed at the rear of an agricultural implement being towed by a tractor.

2.1.4      A pattern covering an area of at least 0.16 square metres and consisting of diagonal stripes at least 150 mm wide and alternately coloured:

(a)          red and white, or

(b)          black and white,

      must be displayed at the sides of the rear of any auger, conveyor, or harvester comb carried on a comb trailer.

2.1.5      Any part of an axle extending more than 150 mm from the outside wall of a tractor’s tyre must be painted fluorescent yellow or have yellow fluorescent or other high-visibility material wrapped around it.

2.2          Agricultural vehicles not to use freeways

(Clause 27, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

An oversize agricultural vehicle or combination must not be driven on a freeway.

2.3          Agricultural implements not to carry loads

(Clause 28, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

An agricultural implement must not carry a load.

2.4          Speed limits for agricultural implements without brakes

(Clause 29, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

An agricultural implement without brakes must not be towed at a speed greater than the lesser of:

(a)  20 km an hour less than the speed limit applying to the section of road on which the implement is travelling, and

(b)  50 km an hour.

2.5          Exemption from requirement for rear vision mirrors

(Clause 30, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

A vehicle towing an agricultural implement wider than 3.5 m, which obscures the view to the rear of the vehicle, is exempt from any requirement under the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007 to have a rear vision mirror fitted.

Part 3 - Pilot and Escort vehicle requirements for agricultural vehicles

Note:    The responsibility of a pilot vehicle are to provide advance warning to approaching traffic, and to be positioned to give adequate warning to other road users.  In some instances, more than one pilot vehicle will be needed to meet these responsibilities.

3.1   Pilot Vehicle Requirements

(Clause 26, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

3.1.1          Agricultural vehicles and combinations of a width described in Table 1 must be accompanied by pilot vehicles in accordance with that Table.

Table 1

Area of operation

Wider than 3.7 m but not wider than 4.5 m

Wider than 4.5 m but not wider than 6 m

If the terrain limits a clear view of approaching traffic to less than 500 m

1 pilot vehicle

2 pilot vehicles

A major road

1 pilot vehicle

2 pilot vehicles

If there is a clear view of approaching traffic for at least 500 m, but not on a major road

nil

1 pilot vehicle

3.1.2      Despite subclause (1), an agricultural vehicle or combination does not have to be accompanied by a pilot vehicle if it is travelling less than 500 m.

3.2          Requirements for a pilot vehicle

(Clause 32, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

3.2.1      A pilot vehicle must have 4 or more wheels and a GVM of:

(a)          6.5 tonnes or less in the case of a rear pilot vehicle if two pilot vehicles are required, or

(b)          4.5 tonnes or less in any other case.

3.2.2      A pilot vehicle must have a warning sign on its roof.

3.2.3      A pilot vehicle must only have a warning light attached:

(a)          above or below the sign, or

(b)          each side of the sign.

3.3          Requirements for an escort vehicle

(Clause 33, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

3.3.1      An escort vehicle other than a police motor cycle must have:

(a)  4 or more wheels, and

(b)  a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or less, and

(c)  on its roof a light that flashes or 2 lights that flash when switched on.

3.3.2      A light referred to in subclause 3.3.1 must flash yellow unless the vehicle is a police vehicle or a vehicle belonging to an Authority and the light is of a colour approved under Schedule 2 to the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007.

3.4          Headlights on a pilot or escort vehicle

(Clause 34, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

The low-beam headlights on a pilot vehicle or escort vehicle must be switched on when it is accompanying an oversize vehicle or combination during the daytime

3.5          What may a pilot or escort vehicle carry?

(Clause 35, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

A pilot or escort vehicle must not tow a trailer or carry a load, but it may carry tools, equipment or substances for use in connection with the oversize vehicle or combination that it is accompanying or for restraining the load on that vehicle or combination.

3.6          Where must a pilot vehicle be driven?

(Clause 36, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

(a)      When 1 pilot vehicle accompanies an oversize vehicle or combination, the pilot vehicle must travel:

(i)    Behind the oversize vehicle or combination if they are on a divided road, or

(ii)   In front of the oversize vehicle or combination if they are on a road that is not divided.

(b)      When 2 pilot vehicles accompany an oversize vehicle or combination, one pilot vehicle must travel in front of the oversize vehicle or combination, and the other behind it.

(c)       A pilot vehicle must travel far enough away from the oversize vehicle or combination it is accompanying to give adequate warning to other road users of the presence of the oversize vehicle or combination, taking into account traffic speed, weather, visibility and other driving conditions.

3.7          Communication between drivers

(Clause 37, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

3.7.1      An oversize vehicle or combination and any accompanying pilot or escort vehicle must have an electronic device that allows the drivers to communicate effectively with each other.

3.7.2      Subclause 3.7.1 does not apply to:

 (a)         an oversize agricultural machine, or

 (b)         an oversize combination that includes an agricultural machine, or

 (c)          an escort vehicle that is a police vehicle.

Part 4 - Warning Lights

(Part 6, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

4.1          Characteristics of warning lights

4.1.1      When switched on, a warning light on an oversize vehicle or combination or pilot vehicle must:

(a)          Emit a rotating, flashing, yellow coloured light, and

(b)          Flash between 120 and 200 times a minute, and

(c)           Have a power of at least –

(i) if LED technology is used – 25 watts; or

(ii) if another technology is used - 55 watts, and

(d)          Not be a strobe light.

4.2          Visibility of warning lights

(Clause 39, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

4.2.1      A warning light on an oversize vehicle or combination or a pilot or escort vehicle must be:

(a)          Clearly visible at a distance of 500 m in all directions, or

(b)          Supplemented by one or more additional warning lights so that the light emanating from at least one of them is clearly visible at a distance of 500 m in any direction.

4.2.2      Despite subclause 4.2.1, in the case of a pilot vehicle travelling in front of an oversize vehicle or combination, a filter may be placed behind the warning light on the pilot vehicle, to reduce the intensity of the light directed to the driver of the oversize vehicle or combination.

4.3          Warning lights to be on if required, and off if not

(Clause 40, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

4.3.1      Any warning light which an oversize vehicle or combination is required to have must only be switched on when the vehicle or combination is travelling or is stationary in a position that is likely to cause danger to other road users.

4.3.2      Any warning light which a pilot or escort vehicle is required to have must be switched on when the vehicle is travelling and accompanying an oversize vehicle or combination.

4.3.3      If a vehicle or combination is not required under the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 to have a warning light, it must not have one that is switched on.

Part 5 - Warning Signs

(Part 7, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

5.1          What specifications must a warning sign comply with?

(Clause 41, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

A warning sign must comply with the specifications in this Part if it is on an oversize vehicle or combination or a pilot vehicle.

5.2          Face of a warning sign

(Clause 42, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

5.2.1      The face of a warning sign must have a yellow surface that complies with Class 1 or 2 of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1906.One:1993, Retro-reflective materials and devices for road control purposes, as amended and in force at the commencement of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005, Parts 1–4 (inclusive).

5.2.2      The face of the warning sign must have a black border at least 20 mm wide.

5.2.3      The outermost edge of the border must be set at least 10 mm in from the edge of the sign unless the sign has been made with a box edge.

5.2.4      The warning sign must display the sign manufacturer’s name or logo, and the brand and class of retro-reflective material used, in block letters not more than 10 mm high.

5.2.5      The marking may appear in any visible location on the sign, except in a bottom corner of a sign used on a pilot vehicle.

5.3          Material for a warning sign

(Clause 43, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

5.3.1      A warning sign must be made of stiff, flat, weatherproof material.

NOTE:  Zincalume at least 0.8 mm thick and aluminium at least 1.6 mm thick are examples of material that would comply with 5.3.1.

5.3.2      Despite 5.3.1, a warning sign may be made of a flexible material if the sign is mounted in such a way that it is held taut and unlikely to furl, become dislodged from its position or otherwise become difficult to read by other road users.

5.3.3      A flexible warning sign must comply with all other requirements of this Part as if it were a stiff sign.

5.3.4      A warning sign must be kept in such a condition that its message can be easily read by other road users.

5.4          Keeping signs clean

(Clause 44, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

A warning sign on a vehicle must be kept clean enough so that it can be easily read by other road users.

5.5          Warning sign must not be displayed if not required

(Clause 45, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

A warning sign must not be displayed on a vehicle or combination that is not operating oversize or as a pilot vehicle.

Part 6 - Oversize Vehicles Only

(Division 3, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

6.1          Size of a warning sign

(Clause 46, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

6.1.1      A warning sign on an oversize vehicle or combination must be at least 1200 mm long and at least 450 mm high.

6.1.2      The sign may be split into two parts, in which case the combined length of its parts must be at least 1200 mm.

6.2          Face of a warning sign

(Clause 47, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

6.2.1      A warning sign on an oversize vehicle or combination must show the word “OVERSIZE”, in black upper-case lettering, conforming with Australian Standard AS 1744—1975, Forms of letters and numerals for road signs, in typeface Series CN 200 as amended and in force at the commencement of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005.

6.2.2      The lettering must be at least 200 mm high.

6.2.3      The top and the bottom of the lettering must be at least 125 mm from the top and bottom of the sign, respectively.

6.2.4      If the sign is split into two parts:

(a)          The part mounted on the left must show the letters “OVER” and the part mounted on the right must show the letters “SIZE”, and

(b)          There must be no border between the two parts, despite subclauses 6.2.2 and 6.2.3.

Acceptable warning sign diagram

6.3          Mounting a warning sign

6.3.1      A warning sign on an oversize vehicle or combination must be mounted vertically.

6.3.2      The lower edge of the sign must be:

(a)          Above the bottom of the bumper bar, or

(b)  If there is no bumper bar—at least 500 mm from the ground level.

(c)   No part of a warning sign may be higher than 1.8 metres above the ground.

6.3.3      If the sign is split into two parts, each part must be fitted at the same height as the other.

Part 7 - Pilot Vehicles Only

(Division 4, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

7.1          Size and shape of a warning sign

7.1.1      A warning sign on a pilot vehicle must be at least 1200 mm long and at least 600 mm high.

7.1.2      The sign may have bottom corner cut-outs not more than 150 mm wide and not more than 100 mm high if they are needed for mounting the warning lights.

7.2          Faces of a warning sign

7.2.1      Both faces of a warning sign on a pilot vehicle must show:

(a)          The word “OVERSIZE”, in black upper-case lettering at least 200 mm high, conforming with Australian Standard AS 1744—1975, Forms of letters and numerals for road signs, in typeface Series CN 200, and

(b)  The words “LOAD AHEAD”, in black upper-case lettering at least 100 mm high, conforming with Australian Standard AS 1744—1975, Forms of letters and numerals for road signs, in typeface Series DN 100.

7.2.2      The bottom of the lettering of the word “OVERSIZE” must be at least 300 mm from the bottom of the sign.

7.2.3      The bottom of the lettering of the words “LOAD AHEAD” must be at least 100 mm from the bottom of the sign.

Acceptable pilot vehicle warning sign diagram

7.3          Mounting a warning sign

A warning sign on a pilot vehicle must not lean back so that there is more than 200 mm measured horizontally from the top of the sign to a vertical line running through the bottom of the sign.

Acceptable means of mounting a warning sign

Part 8 - Interpretation

(Part 8, Schedule 2 Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005)

8.1          References to vehicles and combinations

In this Notice:

(a)  A reference to a vehicle or combination is a reference to a vehicle or combination that is oversize or overmass or both, and

(b)  A reference to an oversize vehicle or oversize combination is a reference to a vehicle or combination that is oversize or oversize and overmass, and

(c)   A reference to an overmass vehicle or combination is a reference to a vehicle or combination that is overmass, or overmass and oversize.

8.2          Measuring distances between parallel lines

In this Notice a reference to a distance between 2 lines that are parallel means the distance measured at right angles between the lines.

8.3          Application to retractable axles

For the purposes of this Notice, a retractable axle must be taken to be an axle when it is in the lowered position and must be taken not to be an axle when it is in the raised position.

END OF APPENDIX 1


 

 

Appendix 2

 Approved Routes and Travel Restrictions

Part 1 - NSW Urban and Eastern Zones

For the purposes of this Part:

The NSW Urban Zone is defined as the area bounded by and including the named roads:

·         the Pacific Ocean and the North Channel of the Hunter River, then north from Stockton bridge along

·         Nelson Bay Road (MR108) to Williamtown, then west along

  • Cabbage Tree Road (MR302) to Masonite Road near Tomago, then along
  • Masonite Road to the Pacific Highway (HW10) at Heatherbrae, then south along the
  • Pacific Highway (HW10) to Hexham, then west along the
  • New England Highway (HW9) to Weakleys Drive Thornton, then south along
  • Weakleys Drive to the F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway at Beresfield, then along the
  • F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway to the Hawkesbury River bridge, then along the
  • Hawkesbury River and the Nepean River to Cobbity, then a line drawn south from
  • Cobbity to Picton, then via
  • Picton Road and Mount Ousley Road (MR95) to the start of the F6 Southern Freeway at Mount Ousley, then via the
  • F6 Southern Freeway to the Princes Highway at West Wollongong, then the
  • Princes Highway and Illawarra Highway to Albion Park with a branch west on West Dapto Road to Tubemakers, then
  • Tongarra Road to the Princes Highway, then
  • Princes Highway south to the intersection of South Kiama Drive at Kiama Heights, then
  • a straight line east to the Pacific Ocean.

The Eastern Zone is that part of NSW west of the NSW Urban Zone and east of a line drawn through Corowa, Culcairn, Boorowa, Molong, Mudgee, Merriwa, Quirindi, Tamworth, Bundarra, Inverell to the intersection of the Tenterfield to Boggabilla Road (RR462) and Bonshaw Road (RR137).

1.1          Travel Conditions

Except where otherwise stated, an oversize agricultural vehicle that exceeds 2.5m in width or 22 metres in length must observe the following travel conditions when operating in the NSW Urban and Eastern Zones.

1.1.1      Clearway and transit lane travel

A vehicle operating under this Notice must not travel on Clearways or Transit Lanes in the NSW Urban Zone between the hours of 6.00 am and 10.00 am and between the hours of 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm on any day when clearway or transit lane restrictions apply.

1.1.2      Weekday and peak hour travel

(a)          Urban Zone

A vehicle operating under this Notice must not travel on any classified State road in the NSW Urban Zone Monday to Friday (except on a Statewide public holiday) between 7.00 am and 9.00 am or between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm.

(b)          Eastern Zone

A vehicle must not travel on a road or area listed in the following table contrary to a condition set out in the table.

Location

Road or area

Travel not permitted

From Nepean River at Emu Plains to Katoomba

Great Western Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Friday 6-00 am to 9-00 am and 4-00 pm to 7-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Nowra at Shoalhaven Bridge (southbound).

Princes Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Saturday 8-00 am to 10-00 am; and Monday to Friday 3-00 pm to 6-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Macksville at Nambucca River Bridge

Pacific Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 9.30 am; and Monday to Friday 3-00 pm to 6-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Coffs Harbour City between Stadium Drive and West Korora Road

Pacific Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 9.30 am; and Monday to Friday 3-00 pm to 6-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Three Chain Road Lismore to Sneaths Road Wollongbar

Bruxner Highway

If wider than 3.2m – Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 9.30 am; and Monday to Friday 3 pm to 6 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Grafton Bridge over Clarence River between Grafton City and South Grafton

Summerland Way

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 9.30 am; and Monday to Friday 3-00 pm to 6-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Weakleys Drive to the Singleton side of the traffic lights at Magpie Street (Bunning’s corner) (north of Singleton)

New England Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Saturday 7.30 am to 9.30 am; and Monday to Friday 3-00 pm to 6-00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

1.1.3      Peak hour travel – Newcastle Outer Zone

(a)           Despite Clause 1.1.2, vehicles not exceeding 3.2 metres in width may operate in the Newcastle Outer Zone during peak times.  Vehicles exceeding 3.2 metres in width must not travel within the Newcastle Outer Zone on any classified State Road from Monday to Friday (except on a Statewide public holiday) between 7.00 am and 9.00 am or between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm.

(b)          For the purposes of this Clause 1.1.3, the Newcastle Outer Zone is defined as the area bounded by and including:

  • A line drawn from the Pacific Ocean at Glenrock Lagoon to the intersection of Pacific Highway and Northcott Drive (MR326),
  • Northcott Drive, Bridges Road, Turon Road, Hanbury Street (MR 326),
  • along the northern railway line to Watt Street and the Hunter River
  • the Pacific Ocean and the North Channel of the Hunter River, then north from Stockton bridge along
  • Nelson Bay Road (MR108) to Williamtown, then west along
  • Cabbage Tree Road (MR302) to Masonite Road near Tomago, then along
  • Masonite Road to the Pacific Highway (HW10) at Heatherbrae, then south along the
  • Pacific Highway (HW10) to Hexham, then west along the
  • New England Highway (HW9) to Weakleys Drive Thornton,
  • Weakleys Drive to the F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway at Beresfield, then south along
  • F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway, through the intersection of the F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway and Palmers Road, to the crossing of MR217 at Dora Creek
  • then Dora Creek and Lake Macquarie to the Pacific Ocean crossing the Pacific Highway at Swansea Bridge.

 

Note:  The Newcastle Outer Zone is the area marked in yellow, excluding the Newcastle Inner Zone marked in orange.

1.1.4      Night travel (Eastern and Urban Zones)

(a)          Travel is not permitted between sunset and sunrise for agricultural vehicles or combinations wider than 2.5 metres or longer than 22 metres.

(b)          Despite Clause 1.1.4(a) where travel commenced after sunrise and before sunset on a day the operator is permitted to continue to travel for a distance not exceeding 10 kilometres for the sole purpose of stopping at a safe parking area.

Note: Permitted hours for night travel apply all year and are not affected by daytime travel restrictions for weekends, Statewide public holidays and public holiday periods.

1.1.5      Weekends and Statewide public holidays

(a)          NSW Urban Zone

Vehicles are not permitted to travel in the NSW Urban Zone after 8.30 am on Sundays or Statewide public holidays.

(b)          Eastern Zone

Vehicles and combinations travelling under this Notice in the Eastern Zone that are wider than 2.5 metres or longer than 22 metres are not permitted to travel on a listed road contrary to the restriction in the following table:

Road

Restriction

Great Western Highway between Nepean River and Mt Victoria.

Travel not permitted after 8.30 am on Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

Barton Highway between the Yass River and the ACT border.

Travel not permitted after 8.30 am on Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

Kings Highway (MR51) between Braidwood and Batemans Bay.

Travel not permitted on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays during November, December, January and February (inclusive).

Snowy Mountains Highway between Tumut Plains Road and Cooma.

Travel not permitted on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays from the Queens Birthday long weekend in June in a year to the Labour Day long weekend in October of the same year (inclusive).

Princes Highway between Berry and the Bendalong Road intersection.

Travel not permitted after 8.00 am on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

Princes Highway between Ulladulla and Narooma.

Travel not permitted after 8.00 am on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

Princes Highway between Cobargo and Pambula.

Travel not permitted after 8.00 am on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

Princes Highway between Eden and the Victorian border.

Travel not permitted after 8.00 am on Saturdays, Sundays and Statewide public holidays.

1.1.6          Public holiday periods

(a)               For the purposes of 1.1.6(b) a public holiday period means a period of three or more consecutive days covering a declared NSW Statewide public holiday and adjacent weekend days (for example Easter and every long weekend); and the period between 23 December and 3 January (inclusive).

(b)               Agricultural vehicles wider than 2.5 metres or longer than 22 metres are permitted to travel during public holiday periods on the following roads (a vehicle driving across the road is exempted) in the NSW Urban and Eastern Zones only if they are accompanied by at least one pilot:

Road or area subject to restriction

Princes Highway from Broadway to the Victorian border.

Hume Highway from Parramatta Road to the Victorian border.

Pacific Highway from F1 Warringah Freeway North Sydney to Tugun interchange.

New England Highway from Hexham Bridge to Wallangarra.

Central Coast Highway from F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway at Kariong to Pacific Highway Doyalson.

John Renshaw Drive from F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway to New England Highway.

Cumberland Highway from Hume Highway Liverpool to Pacific Highway Wahroonga.

Bruxner Highway from Ballina to Tenterfield.

Oxley Highway from Port Macquarie to Western Zone at Tamworth.

Gwydir Highway from South Grafton to Western Zone at Inverell.

Kamilaroi Highway from Willow Tree to Western Zone at Quirindi.

Castlereagh Highway from Lithgow to Western Zone at Mudgee.

Great Western Highway from Broadway to Bathurst.

Mitchell Highway from Bathurst to Western Zone at Molong.

Mid Western Highway from Bathurst to Western Zone at Holmwood.

Lachlan Valley Way from Hume Highway to Western Zone at Boorowa.

Burley Griffin Way from Hume Highway to Western Zone at Harden.

Federal Highway from Goulburn to ACT border.

Barton Highway from Hume Highway to ACT border.

Kings Highway (MR51) from Braidwood to Batemans Bay.

Monaro Highway from ACT border to Victorian border.

Sturt Highway from Hume Highway to Western Zone at Borambola.

Riverina Highway from Hume Highway to Western Zone at Corowa.

Snowy Mountains Highway from Hume Highway to Bega.

Illawarra Highway from Sutton Forest to Robertson.

Golden Highway from Whittingham to Western Zone at Merriwa.

F1 Warringah Freeway from Sydney Harbour Bridge to Willoughby Road Naremburn.

M2 Hills Motorway from North Ryde to Seven Hills.

F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway from Wahroonga to Beresfield.

M4 Western Motorway from Concord Road to Nepean River Leonay.

F5 South Western Freeway from Kyeemagh to Prestons.

F6 Southern Freeway from Waterfall to Yallah.

M7 Westlink from Seven Hills to Prestons

Gore Hill Freeway from Naremburn to Lane Cove

 

Note:   Some of these listed roads continue into the Western Zone.

1.2          Limited Access Locations – NSW Urban Zone

Vehicles operating under the Notice are not permitted to travel on the following Restricted Roads in the NSW Urban Zone.

1.2.1      Sydney & Inner Suburbs

For the purposes of this Part, the Sydney CBD Zone is the area: bounded by and including George Street from Railway Square to Hay Street, Hay Street from George Street to Sussex Street, Sussex Street from Hay Street to Erskine Street, Erskine Street from Sussex Street to Kent Street, Kent Street from Erskine Street to as far north as Jamison Street, then a line drawn to Jamison Street and along Jamison Street to York Street, York Street from Jamison Street to Grosvenor Street, Grosvenor Street from York Street to George Street, George Street from Grosvenor Street to Alfred Street, Alfred Street from George Street to Circular Quay East, Circular Quay East from Alfred Street to Macquarie Street, Macquarie Street from Circular Quay East to Prince Albert Road, Prince Albert Road from Macquarie Street to College Street, College Street from Prince Albert Road to Wentworth Avenue, Wentworth Avenue from College Street to Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth Street from Wentworth Avenue to Hay Street, Hay Street from Elizabeth Street to Pitt Street, Pitt Street from Hay Street to George Street at Railway Square.

Title: Sydney CBD Zone - Description: Sydney CBD Zone - A

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roads or Areas with Limited Access:  Sydney CBD and Inner suburbs

Sydney CBD Zone

Boundary Street Darlinghurst railway underpass (MR625)

Bradfield Highway (MR632) from the Southern Toll Plaza to Lavender Street

Cross City Tunnel from McLachlan Avenue Rushcutters Bay to Harbour Street at Darling Harbour

Cahill Expressway (MR592) from the Southern Toll Plaza to the Eastern Distributor toll road

Frederick Street Ashfield railway underpass (MR650)

Johnston Street Annandale railway underpass (MR655)

King Street Newtown (HW1) between Lord Street and Carillon Avenue

M5 East Motorway (tunnel) between King Georges Road interchange Beverly Hills and General Holmes Drive Mascot

Raw Square Strathfield railway underpass (MR668)

(Old) Ryde Bridge (MR200) from Concord Road to Church Street

Sydney Harbour Bridge (MR632) from the Southern Toll Plaza to Lavender Street North Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Tunnel from F1 Warringah Freeway to the Cahill Expressway.

Eastern Distributor from the Cahill Expressway to Baker Street Kensington

1.2.2      Sydney north

Roads or Areas with Limited Access:

Lane Cove Tunnel from the Pacific Highway to Lane Cove River at Lane Cove North

M2 Motorway and tunnel from the toll plaza at Macquarie Park to Beecroft Road (MR139)

Berowra Waters Road (RR332) at Berowra Ferry

Galston Road (MR161) at Galston Gorge between Montview Parade Hornsby Heights and Calderwood Road Galston

McCarrs Creek Road (MR174) from Church Point to Terrey Hills

Strathallen Avenue (MR599) at the suspension bridge (BN172), Northbridge

Wisemans Ferry Road (RR225) from Berecry Road Mangrove Mountain to the Hawkesbury River Wisemans Ferry.

Barrenjoey Road (MR164) at Bilgola Bends

 


1.2.3      Sydney south

Roads or Areas with Limited Access:

Heathcote Road (MR512) between New Illawarra Road Lucas Heights and the Princes Highway Heathcote

Lady Wakehurst Drive, Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Audley Road and Farnell Avenue (MR393) between Bald Hill Lookout and the Princes Highway

McKell Avenue (MR393) from Waterfall to the Royal National Park

Princes Highway (HW1) on (old) Tom Ugly’s Bridge (northbound)

Seven Ways Rockdale (MR169) between the Princes Highway and Watkin Street

Wollongong Road Arncliffe – railway underpass

1.2.4      Sydney West

For the purposes of this Part the Parramatta CBD Zone is the area: bounded by and including Phillip Street from the intersection with Marsden Road to intersection with Charles Street, Charles Street to the intersection with Macquarie Street, Macquarie Street to the intersection with Smith Street, Smith Street to the intersection with Darcy Street, Darcy Street to the intersection with Church Street, Church Street Mall to the intersection with Macquarie Street, Macquarie Street to the intersection with Marsden Street and Marsden Street to the intersection with Phillip Street. The zone also includes Fitzwilliam Street from the intersection with Wentworth Street to the intersection with Church Street and Argyle Street from the intersection with Church Street to the intersection with Fitzwilliam Street.

Title: Map of Sydney West Zone - Description: Map of Sydney West Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roads or Areas with Limited Access:

Parramatta CBD Zone

Gasworks Bridge, Macarthur Street over Parramatta River at Parramatta

Macquarie Street underpass Windsor

Windsor Bridge over the Hawkesbury River on Bridge Street at Windsor

Victoria Bridge over Nepean River at Penrith

1.2.5      Wollongong

For the purposes of this Part, the Wollongong CBD zone is the area: bounded by and including Smith Street from the intersection with Flinders Street to the intersection with Corrimal Street, the western side of Corrimal Street to the intersection with Bank Street, Bank Street to the intersection with Church Street, Church Street to the intersection with Ellen Street, and Ellen Street to the intersection with Auburn Street, then a straight line drawn from the intersection of Ellen Street and Auburn Street to the intersection of Rowland Avenue and Gladstone Avenue, Gladstone Avenue to the intersection with Crown Street, Crown Street and Denison Street to the intersection with Victoria Street, Victoria Street to the intersection with Keira Street, and Keira Street to the intersection with Smith Street.

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Roads or Areas with Limited Access:

Wollongong CBD Zone

Broughton Pass (RR610) from Appin Road to Wilton Road

Bulli Pass (HW1) from Mount Ousley Road to Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Lawrence Hargrave Drive (MR185) from the Princes Highway at the foot of Bulli Pass via Thirroul, Austinmer, Clifton and Bald Hill to the Princes Highway south of Helensburgh

1.2.6      Newcastle and Central Coast

Roads or Areas with Limited Access:

George Booth Drive (MR527) from the F3 Sydney Newcastle Freeway west to the Tasman Mine entrance.

Henry Parry Drive Gosford (MR673) between York Street and Etna Street

Old Pacific Highway from the Hawkesbury River to Kariong

Woy Woy Bay Road (RR7751) from Woy Woy to Kariong

1.3          Limited Access Locations – Eastern Zone

(a)          Notwithstanding the dimension limits set out in the Notice, travel on or through a Limited Access Location is not permitted if the vehicle exceeds one or more of the limits that applies to a Limited Access Location as set out in this Part.

(b)          A vehicle must be only operated in accordance with the access conditions that apply to a Limited Access Location.

(c)           A vehicle which exceeds one or more of the stated dimension limits must obtain a specific permit before travelling on or in any of the following Limited Access Locations in the NSW Eastern Zone.

(d)          Where a dimension limit for a Limited Access Location is marked “N/A” (not applicable) the applicable limit is the one set out in this Notice.

1.3.1      Limited Access Location: Eastern Zone (Northern)

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

Bruxner Highway between Drake and Tenterfield.

2.5

N/A

25.0

One pilot required when width exceeds 3.5 metres. One pilot and one Police escort required when width exceeds 4.0 metres.  Two pilots and one Police escort required when width exceeds 4.5 metres.

 

A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

Tabulam Bridge on Bruxner Highway

3.5

N/A

25.0

Overmass not permitted

Coramba Road (RR120) between Dorrigo and Coramba.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Waterfall Way between Church Street Bellingen and Maynards Plains Road Dorrigo.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Ebor to Grafton Road (RR74) between Tyringham and Nymboida.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Gwydir Highway - Glen Elgin to Ramornie

3.0

N/A

25.0

One pilot required when width exceeds 3.5 metres. One pilot and one Police escort required when width exceeds 4.0 metres.  Two pilots and one Police escort required when width exceeds 4.5 metres.

 

A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

Oxley Highway from Ralfes Creek bridge west to Yarrowitch

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Tomewin Road (RR143) from Murwillumbah to the Queensland border

2.5

N/A

19.0

No oversize access.

New England Highway southbound at Moonbi Range (defined from South of Bendemer to Moonbi)

3.5

N/A

N/A

One pilot required when width exceeds 3.2 metres. One pilot and one Police escort required when width exceeds 3.5 metres.  Two pilots and one Police escort required when width exceeds 4.5 metres. A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

New England Highway - Bolivia to Peberdy's Creek Deepwater

N/A

N/A

N/A

One pilot required when width exceeds 2.5 metres.  Two pilots and one Police escort required when width exceeds 3.5 metres. A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

New England Highway - Glencoe to Llangothlin

N/A

N/A

N/A

One pilot required when width exceeds 2.5 metres.  Two pilots and one Police escort required when width exceeds 3.5 metres. A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

 1.3.2     Limited Access Location: Eastern Zone (Central)

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

Crookwell to Trunkey Creek (Binda Road MR54) between Abercrombie Caves and Tuena.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Abercrombie Road (Taralga to Goulburn Road RR256) for 5 km north to 5 km south of Abercrombie Bridge.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

1.3.3             Limited Access Location: Eastern Zone (Sydney West – outside Urban Zone)

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

Bells Line of Road (MR184) from Hermitage Road at Bellbird Hill to the Great Western Highway at Mount Victoria. (Darling Causeway is part of this road).

2.9

N/A

19.0

 

Hawkesbury Road (MR570) between the lookout near Roberts Parade and north to the Blue Mountains City Council boundary.

2.5

N/A

12.5

 

Putty Road (MR503) from East Kurrajong Road to Milbrodale School.

2.5

4.3

19.0

No through travel if wider than 3.2 metres

1.3.4      Limited Access Location: Eastern Zone (Western)

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

The Chifley Road (MR516) from Bells Line of Road at Bell to the Great Western Highway at Bowenfels.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Jenolan Caves Road (RR253) from 10 km north of Jenolan Caves to 10 km west of Jenolan Caves

2.5

4.3

12.5

 

1.3.5      Limited Access Location: Eastern Zone (Southern)

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

Gocup Road between Gundagai and Tumut

3.5

N/A

N/A

Contact Police before travel.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

Grahamstown Road between Tumblong and Mt Horeb

3.5

N/A

N/A

Contact Police before travel.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

Snowy Mountains Highway from Tumut Plains Road Tumut to Kosciusko Road Cooma

2.5

N/A

19.0

Contact Police for escort before travel.  A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required.  See Part 3.1 for NSW Police contact details

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

Illawarra Highway (HW25) from the Broughton Avenue roundabout near Tullimbar westward to Jamberoo Mountain Road near Robertson.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Moss Vale Road (MR261) between Barfield Road Cambewarra and Fitzroy Falls.

2.5

N/A

19.0

Contact Police before travel if wider than 2.5m.  Police escort required if wider than 3.0m.  A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

Moss Vale Road (RR261) at Fitzroy Falls

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Kangaroo Valley Road between Berry and Moss Vale Road

2.5

N/A

19.0

Contact Police before travel if wider than 2.5m.  Police escort required if wider than 3.0m.  A Transport Management Plan (TMP)* must be submitted where a Police escort is required.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

* Go to http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/osom/tmp.html for information on a TMP.

Hampden Bridge in Kangaroo Valley

2.5

N/A

19.0

No overmass permitted.

Kings Highway (MR51) at Clyde Mountain.

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Snowy Mountains Highway from the top of Brown Mountain to Nunnock River

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Araluen Road from Majors Creek to Kiora

2.5

N/A

19.0

 

Princes Highway between Narooma and Cobargo

3.0

N/A

25.0

Contact Police before travel if wider than 3.0m.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

 

NB height limit at Narooma Bridge.

Princes Highway between Poplar Street rest area and Belmore Street at Bega.

3.0

N/A

25.0

Contact Police before travel if wider than 3.0m.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

Princes Highway at Clyde River bridge at Batemans Bay

3.2

N/A

N/A

One pilot required if wider than 3.2m but not wider than 3.5m.

Princes Highway at Narooma bridge between Dalmeny Drive and Riverside Drive

3.0

4.5

N/A

Contact Police before travel if wider than 3.0m or higher than 4.4m.  See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

1.4          Bridge Mass Restrictions

A Vehicle must not operate on the bridges set out in this part unless the total mass of the vehicle does not exceed the lesser of:

(a)          the mass limits prescribed by Schedule 1 of Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005; or

(b)          the applicable total mass limit that applies to a bridge as set out in this part; or

(c)          a mass limit imposed under Section 28 of the Road Transport (Vehicle and Driver Management) Act 2005.

1.4.1      NSW Urban Zone

Bridge Number and Name

Description

BN226 Sydney Harbour Bridge

over Sydney Harbour on MR632. (If oversize see also table at clause 1.2.1)

BN29 Tom Ugly’s Bridge

northbound bridge on Princes Highway (HW1) across Georges River at Sylvania.

BN172 Suspension Bridge

over waterway on Strathallen Avenue (MR599) at Northbridge.

BN333 Victoria Bridge

over Nepean River on Great Western Highway (HW5) at Penrith.

BN415 Windsor Bridge

over Hawkesbury River on Bridge Street (MR182) Windsor.

BN98 Bentley's Bridge

Park Creek (Channel), Rushcutters Bay (Urban)

BN143

bridge on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, over Flat Rock Creek No. 2, Royal National Park

BN291

northbound bridge on Hume Highway over Prospect Creek, at Lansdowne

BN292

southbound bridge on Hume Highway over Prospect Creek, at Lansdowne

BN341 Peats Ferry Bridge

over Hawkesbury River on Pacific Highway, Peats Ferry

BN360 Lennox bridge

Church Street, over Parramatta River at Parramatta

BN388

bridge on Showground Road, over Cattai Creek, at Castle Hill

BN592 Gasworks Bridge

on Macarthur Street, over Parramatta River, at Parramatta

1.4.2      Eastern Zone

Bridge Number and Name

Description

BN1461 Gostwyck Bridge

over Paterson River, Dungog Road near Martins Creek

BN1472 Coorei Bridge

over Williams River, Stroud Hill Road Dungog

BN2082 Barrington Bridge

over Barrington River, Thunderbolts Way Barrington

BN1535 Vacy Bridge

over Paterson River, Tocal Road Vacy.

BN1481 Morpeth Bridge

over Hunter River, Phoenix Park Road Morpeth

BN1780 Luskintyre Bridge

over Hunter River, Luskintyre Road Luskintyre

BN1683 Dunmore Bridge

over Paterson River, Paterson Road Woodville.

BN1784 Glennies Creek Bridge

over Glennies Creek, Middle Falbrook Road Middle Falbrook

BN1557 Kayuga Bridge

over Hunter River, Kayuga Road Muswellbrook

BN1527 Beckers Bridge

over Webbers Creek, Gresford Road Glendon Brook

BN1737 Bulga Bridge

over Wollombi Brook, Putty Road Bulga

BN1661 Elderslie Bridge

over Hunter River, Elderslie Road Elderslie.

BN2266 Tabulam Bridge

over Clarence River, Bruxner Highway Tabulam

BN2462 Glebe Bridge

over Richmond River, Dawson Street Coraki

BN2531

bridge over Sportsmans Creek, Bridge Street Lawrence

BN2537 McFarlane Bridge

over Clarence River, Lawrence Road Maclean.

BN2680 Briner Bridge

over Upper Coldstream River, east of Ulmarra.

BN2676 Bawdens Bridge

over Orara River, Old Glen Innes Road Chambigne

BN2581 Korns Bridge

over Rous River, Numinbah Road Crystal Creek

BN2594 Colemans Bridge

over Leycester Creek, Union Street Lismore.

BN2681

bridge over Orara River, Sherwood Creek Road Glenreagh.

BN3140 Fladbury Bridge

over Severn River, Emmaville Road Glen Innes

BN1015 Abercrombie Bridge

over Abercrombie River (67 km north of Crookwell)

BN1185 Wallaby Rocks Bridge

over Turon River, Hill End Road west of Sofala

BN6396 James Park Bridge

over Crookwell River, Binda Road northwest of Crookwell

BN6675 Lansdowne Bridge

over Mulwaree Ponds, Bungonia Road Goulburn.

BN6237 New Buildings Bridge

over Towamba River, New Buildings Road New Buildings.

BN6129 Crankies Plain Bridge

over Coolumbooka River, Cathcart Road Bombala

BN875 Hampden Bridge

over Kangaroo River, Moss Vale – Nowra Road, Kangaroo Valley

BN6168

bridge over Wallaga Lake, Bermagui – Tathra Road Wallaga Lake

BN6506 Charleyong Bridge

over Mongarlowe River, Nerriga Road Charleyong

BN5575 Bethanga Bridge

over Murray River, Riverina Highway at Hume Weir

BN5947 Towong Bridge

over Murray River, Towong Road at Towong.

BN5945 Indi Bridge

over Murray River, Indi Road at Indi

BN5944 Goldsworthy Bridge

over Murray River, Indi Road at Biggara

BN6633 Wee Jasper Bridge

over Goodradigbee River, Tumut – Yass Road Wee Jasper

BN6637 Prince Alfred Bridge

over Murrumbidgee River, Middleton Drive Gundagai

BN713

bridge over Shoalhaven River, southbound at Nowra

BN935

bridge over Tongarra Creek at Shellharbour

BN3318 Barmah Bridge

over the Murray River, near Barmah (Vic)

BN5950 Batemans Bay Bridge

over Clyde River at Batemans Bay

BN5974

bridge over Corunna Lake, Corunna

BN1832 Dennis Bridge

over Hastings River (39.83 km south of Kempsey)

Part 2 – Western Zone

For the purposes of this Part, the NSW Western Zone is that part of the State of New South Wales that is not part of the area declared to be the NSW Urban Zone or Eastern Zone at Part 1 of this Notice.  This zone is bounded to the east by a line drawn through Corowa, Culcairn, Boorowa, Molong, Mudgee, Merriwa, Quirindi, Tamworth, Bundarra and Inverell to the Queensland border adjacent to the intersection of the Bonshaw–Emmaville Road and the Bruxner Highway (HW16) east of Bonshaw.

2.1          Travel Conditions

Except where otherwise stated, an oversize agricultural vehicle that exceeds 2.5m in width or 22 metres in length must observe the following travel conditions when operating in the NSW Western Zone.

2.1.1      Weekday, weekend and peak hour travel restrictions

A vehicle must not travel on a road or area listed in the following table contrary to an applicable conditions set out in the table.

Location

Road or area

Travel not permitted

Mildura at Chaffey Bridge

Sturt Highway

If wider than 3.5m – Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 10.00 am; and Monday to Friday 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Moama Echuca Bridge

Cobb Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 9.30 am, and 12 noon to 1.00 pm, and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 7.30 am to 9 am, and 12 noon to 1.00 pm.

Wagga Wagga between Smith Street Forest Hill and the Olympic Highway at Moorong

Sturt Highway

If wider than 4.6m – Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 9.30 am, and 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Wagga Wagga between Coolamon Road and Kapooka Bridge

Olympic Highway

If wider than 4.6m – Monday to Friday 7.00 am – 9.30 am, and 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm (except on Statewide public holidays).

Between Rutherford and Scone

New England Highway

If wider than 2.5m – Monday to Friday 4.30 am and 9.30 am, and 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

2.1.2      Night travel

(a)          Travel is not permitted between sunset and sunrise for agricultural vehicles or combinations wider than 2.5 metres or longer than 22 metres.

(b)          Despite clause 2.1.2(a) where travel commenced after sunrise and before sunset on a day the operator is permitted to continue to travel for a distance not exceeding 10 kilometres for the sole purpose of stopping at a safe parking area.

2.1.3      Public holiday periods (including 23 December to 3 January)

(a)          For the purposes of 2.1.3(b) a public holiday period means a period of three or more consecutive days covering a declared NSW Statewide public holiday and adjacent weekend days (for example Easter and every long weekend); and the period between 23 December and 3 January (inclusive).

(b)          Agricultural vehicles operating under this Notice are permitted to travel during public holiday periods on the following roads (a vehicle driving across the road is exempted) in the Western Zone only if they are accompanied by at least one pilot:

Travel Restriction applies to:

Golden Highway from Eastern Zone at Merriwa to Dubbo.

Mitchell Highway from Molong to Dubbo.

Castlereagh Highway from Eastern Zone at Mudgee to Gilgandra.

Kamilaroi Highway from Eastern Zone at Quirindi to Narrabri.

Newell Highway from Tocumwal to Goondiwindi.

Mid Western Highway from Eastern Zone at Holmwood to Marsden.

Sturt Highway from Eastern Zone at Borambola to Narrandera.

Riverina Highway from Eastern Zone at Corowa to Finley.

Oxley Highway from Eastern Zone at Tamworth to Coonabarabran.

Gwydir Highway from Eastern Zone at Inverell to Moree.

Burley Griffin Way (MR84) from Eastern Zone at Harden to the Irrigation Way (MR80) at Yoogali east of Griffith.

Kidman Way (MR321 + MR80) between the Newell Highway 16km north of Jerilderie and the Mid Western Highway at Goolgowi.

Lachlan Valley Way (MR56) Eastern Zone at Boorowa to Cowra.

 

Note:

1.  some of these listed roads continue into the Eastern Zone.

2.2          Limited Access Locations – Western Zone

(a)          Notwithstanding the dimension limits set out in the Notice, travel on or through a Limited Access Location is not permitted if the vehicle exceeds one or more of the limits that applies to a Limited Access Location as set out in this Part.

(b)          A vehicle must be only operated in accordance with the access conditions that apply to that Limited Access Location.

(c)           A vehicle which exceeds one or more of the dimension limits must obtain a specific permit before travelling on or in any of the following Limited Access Locations in the NSW Western Zone.

(d)          Where a dimension limit for a Limited Access Location is marked “N/A” (not applicable) the applicable limit is the one set out in this Notice.

Location / Road

Dimension Limit (metres)

Location Restriction and

Condition of Access

Width

Height

Length

Kamilaroi Highway at Gunnedah town centre between Warrabungle Street and Abbott Street.

2.5

N/A

19.0

Use bypass routes via Bloomfield Street or South Street.

Namoi River bridge at Manilla on Fossickers Way

3.5

N/A

N/A

Narrow heritage listed bridge, traffic control required.  No overmass vehicles permitted.

Newell Highway at Coonabarabran between Gardener Street and King Street.

 

3.5

N/A

N/A

Use posted oversize bypass route

Newell Highway (Balo Street and Frome Street) at Moree town centre between Gwydir Street and Jones Avenue

3.5

4.3

N/A

Use new bypass or Jones Avenue, Edward Street and Gwydir Street unless destination in town centre.

Gwydir Highway west of Moree at Grawin Creek Bridge (BN4778)

5.8

N/A

N/A

Use dry weather sidetrack

Mitchell Highway at Wellington town centre between Maxwell Street and Gisborne Street

3.5

N/A

19.0

Use bypass route as posted or via Gisborne Street, Thornton Street and Maxwell Street.

Paytens Bridge over Lachlan River near Bandon

2.5

4.3

19.0

No oversize access

Burley Griffin Way between Binalong and Stockinbingal

3.5

N/A

N/A

Contact Police before travel if wider than 2.5m. See Part 3.1 for Police contact details.

Echuca Bridge on Cobb Highway between Moama and Echuca

2.5

N/A

N/A

Time restrictions apply Monday to Saturday.  No overmass permitted.

Barrier Highway at Broken Hill town centre between Menindee Road and Creedon Street.

3.5

N/A

n/A

Bypass using Creedon, Gaffney and Crystal Streets

2.3          Bridge Mass Restrictions – Western Zone

A Vehicle must not operate on the bridges set out in this part unless the total mass of the vehicle does not exceed the lesser of:

(a)          the mass limits prescribed by Schedule 1 of Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005; or

(b)          the applicable total mass limit that applies to a bridge as set out in this part; or

(c)          a mass limit imposed under Section 28 of the Road Transport (Vehicle and Driver Management) Act 2005.

Bridge Number and Name

Description

BN2948 Bingara Bridge

over Halls Creek, Fossickers Way North Bingara

BN2949 Bingara Bridge

over Gwydir River, Fossickers Way North Bingara

BN3655 Namoi River Bridge

over Namoi River, Fossickers Way Manilla

BN3137 Bengalla Bridge

over Dumaresq River, near Queensland border Yetman

BN3763 Bundarra Bridge

over Gwydir River, Thunderbolts Way Bundarra

BN4050 Cohens Bridge

over Namoi River, Kelvin Road Gunnedah.

BN4100 Lignum Bridge

over Lignum Creek, Mid Western Highway east of Marsden – use side track

BN4285 Iron Bridge

over Lachlan River, Cowra Road Forbes.

BN4659 Paytens Bridge

over Lachlan River, at Colletts Crossing

BN1304 Beryl Bridge

over Wialdra Creek, Spring Ridge Road north west of Gulgong

BN4469 Holman Bridge

over Lachlan River, at Gooloogong on Grenfell – Canowindra Road

BN4645 Rawsonville Bridge

over Macquarie River, North Minore Road Minore

BN4658 Waroo Bridge

over Lachlan River, Hodges Road west of Warroo

BN4660 Scabbing Flat Bridge

over Macquarie River, Ponto Road Geurie.

BN3970 Iron Bridge

over Namoi River, Boggabri to Manilla Road north of Boggabri.

BN5149 Abbotsford Bridge

over Murray River, Silver City Highway at Curlwaa.

BN3244 Tooleybuc Bridge

over Murray River, Kyalite Road at Tooleybuc

BN3377 Nyah Bridge

over Murray River, Nyah Road at Nyah

BN3375 Gonn Crossing

over Murray River, Murrabit Road at Gonn Crossing

BN3215 Swan Hill Bridge

over Murray River, McCallum Street at Swan Hill

BN3256 Koondrook Bridge

over Murray River, Thule Street at Barham.

BN3184 Echuca Bridge

over Murray River, Cobb Highway Echuca – Moama

BN5819 Mulwala Bridge

over Murray River, Yarrawonga Road at Mulwala

BN3220 Jacksons Bridge

over Lachlan River, Mossgiel Road Hillston

BN3315 Coonamit Bridge

over Wakool River, Moulamein Road, Swan Hill

BN3248 Carrathool Bridge

over Murrumbidgee River, south of Carrathool

BN3235 Gee Gee Approach Bridge

over Wakool River North, Swan Hill – Barham Road Wetuppa

BN3237 Gee Gee Bridge

over Wakool River North, Swan Hill – Barham Road Wetuppa

Part 3 – Contacts

3.1          Police

In any case where access to a location is conditional on contacting Police the following contact details are to be used.  Contact must be made with the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command. Contact with a locally based police officer or police station is not sufficient for compliance with this requirement.

NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command contact details:

Telephone

Email

(02) 8882 1219

trafficosom@police.nsw.gov.au

3.2          Electricity Supply Authorities

Distributor

Location

Contact details

Ausgrid Energy

Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter NSW regions

13 15 35

www.ausgrid.com.au

Endeavour Energy

 

Northern, Central, Southern NSW

13 10 81

www.endeavourenergy.com.au

Essential Energy

Country and regional NSW

13 23 91

(02) 6933 5823

www.essentialenergy.com.au

TransGrid

NSW (12,656 km of high voltage transmission line & underground cables)

Metropolitan:    02 9620 0777

Orange:                02 6360 8711

Newcastle:         02 4967 8678

Tamworth:          02 6765 1666

Wagga:                 02 6922 0222

Yass:                      02 6226 9666

www.transgrid.com.au/Pages/default.aspx

ActewAGL

 

All of the ACT

13 14 93

www.actewagl.com.au

3.3          NSW Local Government

A list of all local government authorities (Councils) in NSW is available on the Division of Local Government website at:

http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_SuburbLookup.asp?mi=0&ml=7&ba=b

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