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State Transport (People Movers) Act 1989 – 22 October 2003

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State Transport (People Movers) Act 1989 – 22 October 2003

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Any person who proposes to construct a people mover system between 2 or more places shall, before commencing construction, submit his or her proposal to the government. When a proposal for a people mover system has been submitted, the government shall enter upon an examination of the proposal with a view to the suitability of the proposed system for the purpose to which the proposal relates. Note: The government may enter into an agreement with the proposer about the building and operation of the people mover system. This is important as pursuant to section 17 of the Act: A people mover system shall not be constructed otherwise than pursuant to an agreement entered into with the government. Further, a people mover system shall not be operated for the carriage of passengers except under the authority of and in accordance with a licence issued by the government. For details on licenses (and their conditions), refer to section 18 of the Act. A licence is not capable of being leased or encumbered except with the prior written approval of the government and any purported lease or encumbrance otherwise than with that prior approval is void. In addition to the above rules, the government may, in respect of any people mover system, approve of the people moving vehicles to be used in operating the system pursuant to section 25 of the Act. For the definition of ‘people mover system’, refer to section 3 of the Act.

  • Sections 3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 30

The operator of a people mover system shall ensure that the system: is structurally and mechanically sound; is maintained in a safe and serviceable condition; and is fit for the carriage of passengers.

  • Section 29
Reason for law

To provide for the construction and operation of certain types of transport systems for the carriage of people. (Long title of Act)

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