Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld)

Category: Legislation
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Subject Matter:Housing, Construction and Infrastructure
Summary Information:
(1) The overall objective of this Act is, consistent with the objectives of the Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994, to provide a regime that allows for and encourages effective integrated planning and efficient management of a system of transport infrastructure. (2) In particular, the objectives of this Act are— (a) to allow the Government to have a strategic overview of the provision and operation of all transport infrastructure; and (b) for roads—to establish a regime under which— (i) a system of roads of national and State significance can be effectively planned and efficiently managed; and (ii) influence can be exercised over the total road network in a way that contributes to overall transport efficiency; and (iii) account is taken of the need to provide adequate levels of safety, and community access to the road network; and (iv) impacts on development from environmental emissions generated by State-controlled roads are addressed by the development; and (c) for miscellaneous transport infrastructure—to establish a regime for the effective planning and efficient management of the infrastructure; and (d) for rail—to establish a regime that— (i) contributes to overall transport effectiveness and efficiency; and (ii) provides for the safety of railways and persons at, on or near railways; and (iii) contributes to lower transport costs by allowing the maximum flexibility in rail transport operations consistent with achieving safety objectives; and (iv) allows railway managers and operators to make decisions on a commercial basis; and (e) for ports—to establish a regime under which a ports system is provided and can be managed within an overall strategic framework; and (f) for air—to promote basic access to air services, and regional development, by making provision about air transport infrastructure; and (g) for public marine transport—to establish a regime under which— (i) public marine facilities are effectively and efficiently managed; and (ii) the use of waterways for transport purposes is effectively and efficiently managed; and (h) for busways—to establish a regime that provides for— (i) flexibility in the choice between private and public construction and management; and (ii) land tenure arrangements allowing private management to be established on a sound financial basis; and (iii) safely constructed, managed and operated infrastructure; and (i) for busways and light rail—to establish a regime for each that— (i) contributes to overall transport effectiveness and efficiency; and (ii) is responsive to community needs; and (iii) offers an appealing alternative to private transport in a way that takes into account overall environmental, economic and social influences of transport; and (iv) addresses the challenges of future growth; and (v) provides busway and light rail transport infrastructure and passenger services at a reasonable cost to the community and government; and (vi) results in minimal interference with access to and from the road network; and (vii) encourages the facilitation and use of public transport; and (viii) gives priority to public transport over private vehicles; and (ix) contributes to lower transport costs by allowing the maximum flexibility in busway and light rail transport operations consistent with achieving safety objectives; and (x) allows managers and operators of busways and light rail to make decisions on a commercial basis; and (j) for light rail—to establish a regime that provides for— (i) flexibility in the choice between private and public construction and management; and (ii) land tenure arrangements allowing private management to be established on a sound financial basis; and (iii) the safety of light rail, light rail land, light rail transport infrastructure and persons at, on or near light rail, light rail land or light rail transport infrastructure; and (iv) the construction, management and operation of light rail transport infrastructure under a light rail franchise agreement.

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