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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This notice revokes and replaces the previously published notice, C2019G00146, registered on 6 February 2019.
Published Date 06 Aug 2021

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Australian Capital Territory Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2021 (No.1)

 

1.       Purpose

 

1)      This instrument declares the areas and routes on which stated categories of HML heavy vehicles can operate at the Higher Mass Limits (HML) stated in Schedule 5 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

 

2)      This declaration revokes and replaces the Australian Capital Territory Class 3 Mass Management Accreditation Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1).

2.       Authorising Provisions

 

This Declaration is made under section 12 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the National Regulation).

 

3.       Title

 

This Declaration may be cited as the Australian Capital Territory Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2021 (No.1).

 

4.       Commencement

 

This Declaration commences on 10 August 2021.

 

5.       Expiry

 

This Declaration expires on 09 August 2026.

 

6.       Definitions

 

1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Declaration have the same meanings as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

2)      In this Declaration:

 

HML heavy vehicle has the same meaning as that term carries in the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

 

Guide means the Australian Capital Territory Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2021 Operator’s Guide, published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). 

 


 

7.       Application

 

1)      This Declaration applies to a HML heavy vehicle that complies with the requirements of Schedule 5 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation, except as excluded under 2).

 

2)      This Declaration does not apply to a HML heavy vehicle that is:

 

a)      a road train; or

 

b)      a PBS vehicle that is not approved to operate at higher mass limits under its PBS vehicle approval; or

 

c)       a B-double with a prime mover that has a tri-axle group as its drive axle group.

 

3)      This Declaration applies in the Australian Capital Territory.

 

4)      A vehicle to which this section applies is an eligible HML vehicle.

 

8.       Conditions – B- Double Vehicles

 

An eligible HML vehicle that is a B-Double must comply with any conditions for B-doubles up to 26 metres in length as applied by the Australian Capital Territory Schedule of the National Class 2 B-Double Authorisation Notice.

 

9.       Conditions - Stated Areas and Routes

 

1)      An eligible HML vehicle operating under this Declaration may operate on the following network:

 

Higher Mass Limit (HML) Vehicles Approved Routes

 

2)      An eligible HML vehicle operating in a network under this section must comply with the road and travel conditions imposed by the network.

 

 

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator