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Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Published Date 06 Feb 2019

NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE LAW

Australian Capital Territory Class 3 4.6m High Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

1.       Purpose

 

1)      This Notice provides dimension exemptions from the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (The MDL Regulation), and conditional height limits for vehicles operating on specified networks, and that meet the other requirements of the Notice.

Note:     This notice replaces the Road Transport (Mass, Dimensions and

Loading) 4.6m High Vehicle Exemption Notice 2010 (No 1).

2.       Authorising Provision

 

1)      This notice is made under s117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, and s169 of the Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation.

 

3.       Commencement

 

1)      This Notice commences on 10 February 2019.

 

4.       Expiry

 

1)      This Notice expires on 9 February 2024.

 

5.       Title

 

1)      This Notice may be cited as the Australian Capital Territory Class 3 4.6m High Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2019.

 

6.       Definitions

 

1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice and in the Code have the same meanings as those defined in the HVNL.

 

2)      In this Notice:-

Eligible vehicle means a vehicle that meets the requirements of section 7 of this Notice.


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7.       Application

 

1)      This Notice applies to heavy vehicles operating in the Australian Capital Territory that are have a height greater than 4.3m, but not greater than 4.6m.

 

8.       Exemptions - Height

 

1)      This notice exempts eligible vehicles from the following mass requirements specified in Schedule 6 of the MDL Regulation, as far as conditional masses are provided under s 9:

 

a)      Section 8 – Height

 

9.       Conditions – Height

 

1)      An eligible vehicle in this notice must not exceed 4.6m in height

 

10.   Conditions – B-doubles

 

1)      A B-double operating under this Notice that includes a 4.6m high semitrailer must comply with any relevant conditions set out in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation Notice.

 

11.   Conditions - State Areas and Routes

 

1)      A combination consisting of a prime mover and a 4.6m high semitrailer may use the map and/or list of routes specified in the “4.6m High Network” on the Restricted Access Vehicle Networks as published by Transport Canberra & City Services.

 

2)      A B-double that includes a 4.6m high semitrailer may only use a route described in 1) if the route is also an approved B-double route as set out in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation Notice.

Note:     This means the route must be approved for use by both 4.6m high semitrailers and B-doubles.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator