The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator has written to councils outlining changes to the Rail Safety National Law which will come into effect on 1 July 2019. The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator says it is expanding to road managers new penalties for not complying with requirements for interface agreements at level crossings or road/rail interfaces. While the penalties apply for managers of rail infrastructure and private roads, from next month individuals who manage public roads can be fined a maximum $50,000, and $500,000 for a body corporate.
IPWEA NSW has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to infuse an additional $2.2 billion in funds in a bid to make Australian roads safer for all communities. “The PM’s recent announcement of an additional $2.2 billion in funds outlines the government’s commitment to save lives and deliver the much needed road safety outcomes for our communities”, said IPWEA NSW President, Mr Warren Sharpe OAM.