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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Published Date 03 Jan 2020

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016

Amendment Notice 2020 (No. 1)

 

1.       Purpose

This Notice amends the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (LCV Dimension Exemption) by replacing the South Australia Schedule with one that includes updated networks.

 

Note:             The South Australia Schedule in this amendment contains changes to the network references, and some minor corrections. Primary exemptions and conditions have not been changed. All previous amendments have been incorporated.

 

                        This amendment replaces the Schedule included in the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 Amendment Notice 2019 (No.1).

2.       Authorising Provision

This notice is made under section 119, and section 23 of Schedule 1, of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

3.       Commencement

This notice commences on 3 January 2020.

4.       Expiry

This notice expires when the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 expires, is cancelled or otherwise amended.

5.       Amendment

(1)    This Notice amends the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 by:

a)      Omitting “Schedule 2 South Australia”, and inserting Schedule 1 “Schedule 2 South Australia” of this Notice.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

Schedule 1: Replacement South Australia Schedule

 

Schedule 2 South Australia

1.       Application

(1)    The provisions in this Schedule apply in South Australia.

 

2.       Vehicles and vehicle categories

(2)    This Schedule applies to a load carrying vehicle that is comprised of:

(a)    a truck; or

(b)   a truck and heavy trailer combination; or

(c)    a prime mover towing—

                                                                     i.            a low loader; or

                                                                   ii.            a low loader dolly and a low loader; or

                                                                  iii.            a semitrailer; or

                                                                 iv.            a jinker trailer.

(3)    A vehicle mentioned in subsection (1) is an eligible vehicle in this Schedule.

 

3.       Definitions for this Schedule

 

(1)    In this Schedule:

DPTI means the South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

 

Operator’s Guide means the South Australia Load Carrying Vehicle’s Operator’s Guide.

 

Note:     the Operator’s Guide is published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

 

Participating Road Manager means a Road Manager listed in the Participating Road Manager section of the Operator Guide

4.       Conditions - Maximum permissible length, width and height

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle must not exceed a dimension limit mentioned in Table 1.

Table 1: Maximum dimension limits

Vehicle

Width (m)

Length

(m)

Height

Truck

4.5

12.5

5.0

Truck and trailer combination

19.0

Another eligible vehicle

30.0

 


 

5.       Conditions - Maximum rear overhang

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle must not exceed the rear overhang limits set out in Table 2.

Table 2: Maximum rear overhang - vehicle other than a truck and trailer combination

Length of vehicle and load (m)

Maximum rear overhang (m)

Over

Up to and including

-

25.0

5.5

25.0

26.0

6.4

26.0

27.0

6.7

27.0

28.0

7.0

28.0

29.0

7.3

29.0

30.0

7.6

 

6.       Areas or routes to which this Schedule applies

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle up to 2.5 metres wide, 23 metres long or 4.6 metres high with a total mass of up to 42.5 t may operate on route specified on the maps titled ‘23m 42.5t low loader 24 hr’ or ‘23m 42.5t low loader day only’.

 

(2)    An eligible vehicle up to 3.5 metres wide, 25 metres long or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 49.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘25m 49.5t low loader’.

 

(3)    An eligible vehicle up to 3.5 metres wide, 25 metres long, or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 59.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘25m 59.5t low loader’.

 

(4)    An eligible vehicle up to 4.0 metres wide, 30 metres long, or 5.0 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 93.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘4.0m wide up to 93.5t low loader’.

 

(5)    An eligible vehicle up to 4.5 metres wide, 30 metres long, or 5.0 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 93.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘4.5m wide up to 93.5t low loader’.

 

7.       Conditions - General

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle must comply with a condition applying to the route or area specified on a RAVnet map in section 6 of this Schedule.

 

(2)    An eligible vehicle that is not wider than 3.1 metres in width or longer than 22 metres can travel at night on road networks managed by Participating Road Managers.

 

(3)    Travel is not permitted in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area between the hours of 7:00am to 9:00am, and 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday inclusive.

 

Note:             Adelaide Metropolitan Area is defined in the Operator’s Guide.

 

(4)    No part of any cross member used to support the load carried on an eligible vehicle shall protrude laterally more than 50mm from the point of support of the load.

 

(5)    If an eligible vehicle is higher than 4.3m, the operator must, before starting a journey consult with the relevant third parties as stated in the Operator’s Guide.

 

(6)    An operator or driver of an eligible vehicle that is wider than 4.0m must have SA Police in attendance to preserve safety and direct traffic whilst travelling over the restricted structures as stated in the Operator’s Guide.

 

 

8.       Conditions - Pilot and escort vehicles

(1)    An eligible vehicle operating under this notice must comply with the Pilot and Escort Conditions set out in the South Australia Escorting Guidelines for oversize and overmass vehicles and loads published by DPTI, as amended from time to time.

Note:             The South Australia Escorting Guideline is published on the DPTI website.