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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Published Date 10 Mar 2020

NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE LAW

Australian Capital Territory Class 3 4.6m High Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2020 (No.1)

1.       Purpose

 

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 that meet the other requirements of the Notice.

Note:     This notice replaces the Australian Capital Territory Class 3 4.6m High Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No 1). This Notice corrects a number of minor errors, with no changes to conditions or networks.

2.       Authorising Provision

 

This notice is made under s117 and s175A of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

3.       Commencement

 

This Notice commences on 13 March 2020.

 

4.       Expiry

 

This Notice expires on 12 March 2024.

 

5.       Title

 

This Notice may be cited as the Australian Capital Territory Class 3 4.6m High Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2020.

 

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

 

This Notice applies to heavy vehicles operating in the Australian Capital Territory that 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 dimension requirements specified in Schedule 6 of the MDL Regulation, to the extent that conditional dimension limits are provided under s 9:

 

a)      Section 8 – Height

 

9.       Conditions – Height

 

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

 

10.   Conditions – B-doubles

 

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 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