Rail safety issues and actions

V/Line and Colac Otway Shire Council interaction

Issue number: RO-2016-009-SI-02
Who it affects: V/Line Pty Ltd
Issue owner: V/Line Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - regional
Background: Investigation Report RO-2016-009
Date: 21 May 2019

Safety issue description

The interaction between V/Line and the Colac Otway Shire Council was ineffective at addressing identified sighting issues at the Phalps Road level crossing.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Colac Otway Shire Council
Action number: RO-2016-009-NSA-018
Date: 21 May 2019
Action status: Closed

V/Line Pty Ltd
V/Line has established a new rail interface team that has been tasked with actively engaging Councils.

Colac Otway Shire Council
Colac Otway Shire Council advised that it was committed to its working relationship with V/Line and documenting solutions agreed by each party. The Council advised it would seek to clarify those crossings with outstanding sighting issues and investigate short-to-medium term solutions for implementation.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The safety actions taken addresses the safety issue.

Last update 28 June 2019