A review of existing Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation relating to the transport of dangerous goods by rail, was undertaken. The review provides an overview of the status, coverage and adequacy of existing rail dangerous goods transport legislation. The review also examines options for the development of a nationally uniform regulatory regime for rail dangerous goods transport operations. Issues relating to inter-modal harmony with the road transport sector, and legislative options to achieve uniformity are also discussed. The review concludes that a nationally uniform rail dangerous goods regulatory regime, harmonised with the road transport sector, should be given a high priority due to safety, transport efficiency and economic reasons.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||1 January 1997|