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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Published Date 07 Jun 2019

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

New South Wales Class 3 Port Botany Container Transportation Mass Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

1        Purpose

This Notice provides an exemption from prescribed mass requirements for certain configurations of eligible heavy vehicles while they are transporting over-mass freight containers from a Stevedore’s Terminal at Port Botany to a prescribed Container Freight Station (CFS). Eligible vehicles operating under this Notice are not exempt from prescribed dimension requirements.

Note:      This Notice operates in conjunction with the New South Wales Class 3 Port Botany Container Transportation Mass Exemption Notice Operator’s Guide that is published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). This Guide contains important information under this Notice, such as a list of CFSs routes and other operational requirements.

2        Authorising Provision

This Notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

3        Title

This Notice may be cited as the New South Wales Class 3 Port Botany Container Transportation Mass Exemption Notice 2019.

4        Commencement

This Notice commences on 11 June 2019.

5        Expiry

This Notice expires on 10 June 2024.

6        Definitions

(1)   In this Notice—

Container Freight Station (CFS) means a CFS prescribed in the Guide.

New South Wales Class 3 Port Botany Container Transportation Mass Exemption Notice Operator’s Guide (“the Guide”) means the document of that name published by the NHVR.

Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicle means one that has a PBS current vehicle approval.

Prescribed Stevedore’s Terminal means a cargo terminal prescribed in the Guide.

7        Application

(1)   This Notice applies to a vehicle that is one of the following categories, and that is carrying a load of one or more freight containers from a Prescribed Stevedore’s Terminal:

(a)    a rigid truck;

(b)    a prime mover and semi-trailer combination that has an overall length not exceeding 19 metres, and not more than 6 axles in total;

(c)     a B-double that:

                                    (i)      has an overall length not exceeding 19 metres, and not more than 7 axles in total; or

                                  (ii)       has an overall length not exceeding 23 metres, and not more than 8 axles in total; or

                                (iii)       has an overall length not exceeding 26 metres, and 9 axles in total;

(d)    a PBS vehicle that is a:

                                    (i)      a prime mover and semi-trailer combination that has an overall length not exceeding 20 metres, and not more than 7 axles in total; or a

                                  (ii)      B-double that has an overall length not exceeding 26 metres, and 9 axles in total; or a B-double that has an overall length not exceeding 30 metres, and 11 axles in total; or an

                                (iii)      A-double that has an overall length not exceeding 30 metres, and 12 axles in total.

(1)   A vehicle to which this section applies is an eligible vehicle.

8        Exemption – Prescribed Mass Requirements

(1)   An eligible vehicle is exempt from the following prescribed mass requirements corresponding to the eligible vehicle’s type in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation:

(a)    Section 2 – Mass limits for a single vehicle or combination;

(b)    Section 4 – Mass limits for a single axle or axle group; and

(c)     Section 5 - Mass limits relating to axle spacing generally.


 

9        Conditions - Mass Limits

(1)   An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice must not exceed the mass limits specified in Table 1.

Table 1 Axle mass limits

Description

Maximum Allowable Mass (t)

A non-complying steer axle

7.2

A complying steer axle

7.8

Single axle or single axle group fitted with single tyres with section widths of at least 375mm

7.8

Single axle or single axle group fitted with single tyres with section widths of at least 375mm but less than 450mm

8.04

Single axle or single axle group fitted with single tyres with section widths of at least 450mm

8.40

Single axle or single axle group fitted with dual tyres on a vehicle that is not a pig trailer, complying bus or ultra-low-floor bus

10.8

Tandem axle group fitted with single tyres with tyre section widths of less than 375mm

13.2

Tandem axle group fitted with single tyres with tyre section widths of at least 375mm but less than 450mm

15.96

Tandem axle group fitted with single tyres with tyre section widths of at least 450mm

16.8

Tandem axle group fitted with single tyres on 1 axle and dual tyres on the other axle on a motor vehicle that is not a complying bus

15.6

Tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres on a vehicle that is not a pig trailer

19.8

Twinsteer axle group without a load-sharing suspension system

12.0

Twinsteer axle group with a load-sharing suspension system.

13.2

Tri-axle group on a vehicle other than a pig trailer fitted with -

a.       single tyres with section widths of at least 375mm on all axles

b.      dual tyres on all axles

c.       single tyres with section widths of at least 375mm on some axles and dual tyres on the other axles

24.0

Quad-axle group fitted with single tyres with section widths of less than 375mm

18.0

Quad-axle group fitted with single tyres with section widths of at least 375mm or dual tyres

24.0

 

Note :-  An eligible vehicle must also comply with the following prescribed mass limits under the HVNL:

·         the manufacturer’s ratings, and

·         all other non-exempt mass requirements.

10    Conditions - Approved Routes

(1)   An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice may operate on the routes specified in Schedule 1 of the Guide.

(2)   A vehicle operating on a route provided in this section must also comply with any conditions applied to that route by the Guide.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator