Approval to operate or construct a private railway/tramway - 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.

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.

Legislation

For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Local Council

Contact details

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