Approval to operate or construct a private railway/tramway (Maranoa) - Maranoa Regional Council - Queensland


Council advise that, although there is no specific local law to cover operation or construction of a private railway/tramway, you may still be required to submit a material change of use/development permit application and go through the appropriate IDAS application/planning process. You should contact council for further information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Before this approval is granted, you must have the following:

  • public liability insurance
  • indemnity for council
  • development approval.

Your approval may be subject to conditions, such as:

  • the standards and method of construction including best practices for stormwater, erosion and sediment control during construction and operation
  • requirements for safety precautions, signs, warning devices and guard rails
  • the standards and methods of operation and maintenance of any cane railway
  • requirements for the construction of any grids
  • drainage works
  • speed of operation
  • weight and nature of cane railway
  • maintenance of and repairs to roads or bridges adjoining or in the vicinity of the cane railway
  • access details for trucks.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Administering agency

Maranoa Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environmental Health Officer

Maranoa Regional Council

Operating address: Corner Quintin & Bungil Streets
Roma, Queensland, 4455
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Mitchell, Queensland 4465
Phone: 1300 007 662
Fax: 07 4624 6990
Website: Maranoa Regional Council (Opens in new window)