You will need this approval to construct or operate a private railway for transportation of cane if the track passes along, across, under or over a road. Cane railways transport freshly harvested cane to a sugar mill for processing.
Railways are regulated by your local council 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 railways
- use of a railway does not unreasonably disrupt or interfere with the use of roads and other infrastructure by the public.