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

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Queensland Class 1 and Class 3 Toowoomba Connection Road Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

1.       Purpose

 

This Notice provides access to the Toowoomba Connection Road for eligible vehicles that have a Class 1 or Class 3 mass or dimension exemption permit under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

 

Note:             This Notice does not apply to all Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles, but only to those with a mass or dimension exemption permit authorising it to operate on the section of the former Warrego Highway that now corresponds with the Toowoomba Connection Road.

 

2.       Authorising Provision

 

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

 

3.       Commencement

 

This notice commences on 9 September 2019.

 

Note:             The commencement date of this Notice coincides with the re-alignment of the Warrego Highway after the opening of the Toowoomba Bypass.

 

4.       Expiry

 

This notice expires on 8 September 2020.

 

5.       Title

 

This notice may be cited as the Queensland Class 1 and Class 3 Toowoomba Connection Road Exemption Notice 2019.

 

6.       Definitions

 

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

 

2)      In this Notice:

Toowoomba Connection Road means the route through Toowoomba following Cohoe St, James Street, Tor Street and Bridge Street.

Note:             The route followed by the Toowoomba Connection Road was part of the Warrego Highway prior to re-alignment of the highway after the opening of the Toowoomba Bypass.

7.       Application

 

1)      This Notice applies to a heavy vehicle operating under a current Class 1 or Class 3 permit issued under s122 of the HVNL that contains as part of its network conditions a route through Toowoomba corresponding to the Toowoomba Connection Road.

 

2)      A vehicle to which this section applies is an eligible vehicle under this Notice.

 

8.       Exemption: Permit mass and dimension exemptions

 

An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice is exempt from the prescribed mass and/or dimension requirements specified in the permit issued for the vehicle and referred to in s7(1) of this Notice.

 

9.       Conditions:  Routes

 

1)      This Notice applies to an eligible vehicle operating on the Toowoomba Connection Road.

 

10.   Conditions: Toowoomba Connection Road

 

1)      An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice and travelling on the Toowoomba Connection Road must comply with those conditions:

 

a)      specified in the mass or dimension exemption permit issued for the vehicle and referred to in s7(1) of this Notice; and

b)      that apply to the vehicle when operating a route corresponding with the Toowoomba Connection Road.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator