Recommendation RO-2008-001-SR-021

Recommendation issued to: Port Adelaide Enfield City Council

Recommendation details
Output No: RO-2008-001-SR-021
Date issued: 06 October 2009
Safety action status: Closed - Partial Action
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

At the time of the collision, the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council did not have an interface coordination plan to manage the risks associated with the Stirling Street level crossing interface, including the installation and maintenance of pavement marking.

Safety recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council takes action to address this safety issue.

Initial response
Date issued: 15 March 2010
Response from: Port Adelaide Enfield City Council
Response text:

Lack of Interface Agreement, Stirling Street Level Crossing
The Port Adelaide Enfield City Council has advised that the recommendation is accepted. The Council is awaiting the drafting of Interface Agreements by the SA State Level Crossing Advisory Committee. Also, the Council has advised that they are currently working with the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure's (DTEI) Level Crossing Unit in relation to DTEI's survey and assessment of level crossings in SA.

ATSB response:

After monitoring the response to the recommendations issued to the ARTC and the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council for 12 months, the latest advice received from the relevant SA Department is that it is anticipated that a Bill amending the SA Rail Safety Act 2007 that will mandate Level Crossing Interface Agreements between the rail track owner and the relevant road authority will be enacted during 2011. Given that both the ARTC and the Port Adelaide Enfield City Council have agreed to the recommendations and because the ramifications pertaining to level crossings are State-wide rather than any given level crossing, the ATSB considers that the matter is being dealt with at the appropriate level.

Last update 06 December 2012