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Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Published Date 02 Dec 2016

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Queensland Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Christmas and Easter Derestriction Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1)

Statutory Instrument Series:

Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Exemption Notice – Dimension Exemption

1.      Purpose

 

The purpose of this Notice is to vary the Christmas, New Year and Easter travel restrictions imposed by the Queensland Form 4 Guideline and the National Special Purpose Vehicle Notice.

 

This Notice lifts those restrictions for vehicles that are operating under specific conditions around the Port of Brisbane, are conducting un-programmed repairs to public utilities, or are supporting resource industry activity in the Cooper Basin.

 

Note: this Notice takes the place of the series of annual Christmas and Easter derestriction notices previously issued at the start of each specific public holiday period.

 

2.      Authorising Provision

 

This notice is made under section 117, and Section 23 of Schedule 1, of the Heavy Vehicle National Law as in force in Queensland.

 

3.      Title

 

This Notice may be cited as the Queensland Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Christmas and Easter Derestriction Exemption Notice 2016.

 

4.      Commencement

 

This Notice commences on 5 December 2016.

 

5.      Expiry

 

This Notice expires on 4 December 2021.

 

 

6.      Definitions

 

1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

2)      In this Notice –

Christmas/New Year travel restrictions mean the Christmas and New Year restrictions on travel placed on heavy vehicles by:

a)      Section 10 of Schedule 3 of the SPV Notice; and

b)      Part 10.4 of the Form 4 Guideline.

Easter travel restrictions mean the Easter restrictions on travel placed on heavy vehicles by:

a)      Section 10 of Schedule 3 of the SPV Notice; and

b)      Part 10.5 of the Form 4 Guideline.

Eligible vehicle means a vehicle that falls under one of the categories set out in section 8(1) of this notice and:

a)      is operating under the SPV Notice; or

b)      is operating under the Form 4 Guideline.

Form 4 Guideline means the Guideline for Excess Dimension Vehicles Carrying Indivisible Articles Special Purpose Vehicles, Vehicles that require a Pilot or Escort in Queensland, Form Number 4 (Version 8 February 2013).

SPV Notice means the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016.

7.      Application

 

This Notice applies to an eligible vehicle operating in Queensland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.      Variation of Christmas/ New Year and Easter Travel Restrictions

 

1)      Christmas/ New Year Travel Restrictions and Easter Travel Restrictions do not apply to an eligible vehicle that falls into any of the following categories:

 

a)      Where the eligible vehicle is a crane, or is a heavy vehicle or heavy vehicle combination not wider than 4.5m or longer than 30.0m transporting a large indivisible item, and is using a route set out in Schedule 1 to travel:

 

                                                        i.            to or from the Port of Brisbane; and

                                                      ii.            to or from the bond store/holding yard for the vehicle or load; and

                                                    iii.            is operating during the hours of travel specified for weekdays and weekends;

a.      for eligible vehicles operating under the Form 4 Guideline, in parts 10.2 to 10.4 of the Guideline; or

b.      for eligible vehicles operating under the SPV Notice, in section 3(6) and sections 7(4) to 7(6) of Schedule 3.

 

b)      Where the eligible vehicle is a conditionally registered vehicle with unrestricted access, travelling to or from un-programmed operations, provided that the vehicle is involved in immediate repairs to public utilities.

 

c)      Where the eligible vehicle is a special purpose vehicle or a heavy vehicle or heavy vehicle combination transporting a large indivisible item; and

 

                                                        i.            is operating under a current dimension exemption (notice or permit); and

                                                      ii.            is directly involved with, or in support of, Liquefied Natural Gas or mining activities; and

                                                    iii.            is operating solely within the Cooper Basin as mapped in Schedule 2 of this notice.

Title: CEO Signature - Description: Raymond Hassall
Chief Executive Officer
National Heavy Vehicle RegulatorDated:  30 November 2016

 

 

 

Raymond Hassall

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

Schedule 1: Port of Brisbane Holding Yards and Routes

Location of Holding Yards

Route (Arterial Road)

Limitations

Hemmant

Port of Brisbane Motorway

·         No movement west of Gateway Motorway

 

Acacia ridge

Archerfield

Rocklea

Port of Brisbane Motorway

·         No movement north of Riawena Road, Granard Road and Ipswich Motorway

 

·         No movement West of Blunder Road

 

Larapinta

Port of Brisbane Motorway

·         No movement West of Stapylton Road

 

·         No movement south of Browns Plains Road

 

Eagle Farm

Port of Brisbane Motorway

·         No movement North of Kingsford Smith Drive

 

·         No movement West of Southern Cross Way

 

·         Access to Sugarmill Road is permitted

 

Mackay Harbour

Paget

·         No movement north of intersection Bruce Highway and Sams Road

 

Paget

Hay Point

·         No movement South of Bruce Highway and Farrellys Road

 

 


 

Schedule 2: Map Including Cooper Basin Region

 

Title: Map of Coopers Basin - Description: A Map of Coopers Basin relevent tothe operation of this notice