You require this approval to construct or operate a private railway or tramway for transportation of passengers or freight where the track passes along, across, under or over a road.
Before this licence is approved you need to have the following:
public liability insurance
indemnity for council
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
means a person who operates (or proposes to operate) the tramway and, if the tramway is operated for a mill owner, within the meaning of the Sugar Industry Act 1999 , includes the mill owner.
means a system for transporting passengers or freight (or both) along a fixed track by means of a locomotive and other rolling stock and includes the associated tramway infrastructure.
Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.
Tramways are regulated to ensure that:
- they are maintained and operated in accordance with appropriate safety standards
- the council and the public are protected against loss or damage resulting from the operation of tramways
- the use of a tramway does not unreasonably disrupt or interfere with the use of roads and other infrastructure by the public.
Council may approve a tramway under conditions including:
- compliance with specified safety requirements
- the operator to carries out specified work (which may include specified earthwork or drainage work)
- the installation of traffic control devices, cattle grids and other equipment incidental to the proper operation of the tramway
- that work carried out under the permit, and materials used for the purpose of the work, comply with specified quality standards and other specification
- the proper maintenance of the track and other tramway infrastructure
- reasonable speed limits on locomotives and rolling stock.
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