Approval to operate or construct a private railway/tramway (Douglas) - Queensland

Description

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
  • development permit.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements


Before this licence is approved you need to have the following:

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

Additional Information

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.

Administering agency

Douglas Shire Council

Contact details

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

Operating address: 64-66 Front Street
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Mailing address: PO Box 723
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Phone: 1800 026 318
Phone: 07 4099 9444
Email: enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au