Rail safety issues and actions

Shire inaction to address identified sighting issues

Issue number: RO-2013-008-SI-03
Who it affects: Users of level crossings in Gannawarra Shire
Issue owner: Gannawarra Shire
Operation affected: Rail: Other
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-008
Date: 07 October 2014

Safety issue description

Gannawarra Shire did not adequately address level crossing sighting issues at B. McCann Road acknowledged by the Shire in 2009. 

Response to safety issue
The Gannawarra Shire response did not directly address this safety issue.

ATSB comment/action in response
Safety issue not addressed.


Action organisation: Gannawarra Shire
Action number: RO-2013-008-SR-068
Date: 07 October 2014
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Gannawarra Shire reviews its processes and implements improvements in the follow-up of identified level crossing sighting deficiencies.


Date received: 06 January 2015
Response from: Gannawarra Shire Council
Action status: Closed
Response text:

Gannawarra Shire Council has amended its policies and procedures with respect to level crossing safety management throughout the Shire. The Council has also introduced six monthly inspections of all level crossings in their juristiction. Meetings are being facilitated with all stakeholders to discuss crossing issues.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the safety action taken by the Gannawarra Shire has reduced the risk associated with this safety issue.

Last update 19 October 2016