Under the Road Safety Act 1986, the Minister for Roads and Road Safety may, at the request of any public authority or other person prescribed under the Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009, make an Order extending parts of the Road Safety Act 1986 and regulations made under that Act to any land or premises vested in, or under the control of, that authority or person.
This power has been exercised, at the request of Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd, in relation to a number of Park and Ride facilities located at Metro Trains railway stations throughout Melbourne. As a result, all of the Road Rules apply to those areas as if they were roads (including the stopping and parking rules contained in Part 12 of the Road Rules), and these rules can be enforced by authorised Metro Trains employees (as well as by police).
Certain offences in the Road Safety Act 1986 also apply to those areas.
Details of exactly which provisions of the Road Safety Act 1986 and the regulations made under that Act apply in the Park and Ride facilities are set out in the Orders themselves.
On 23 December 2014, an Order was made that partly revoked and amended a number of Orders previously made in relation to the Park and Ride facilities at certain Metro Train railway stations in Melbourne.
This Order was published in the Victoria Government Gazette No. S 465 on 30 December 2014. The earlier Orders partly revoked or amended by this Order were published in the following editions of the Victoria Government Gazette:
- No. S 303 on 3 September 2009
- No. G 48 on 1 December 2011
- No G 31 on 1 August 2013.
Copies of all notices are available for download at the Victoria Government Gazette website at Government Gazette
If a notice is published in the Victoria Government Gazette that amends a notice published in an earlier edition of the gazette, the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 requires that an up to date consolidated version of the amended notice be published on the internet and be made available for inspection by any person free of charge during office hours at the principal office of the entity responsible for the notice.
The entity responsible for the placement of the notice is VicRoads.
In accordance with this requirement, below are links to up to date consolidated versions of the legislative instruments amended by the Order made under section 98(1) of the Road Safety Act 1986 published in Victoria Government Gazette No. S 465 on 30 December 2014.
• No. S 303 on 3 September 2009 [PDF 1.3 Mb]
• No. G 48 on 1 December 2011 [PDF 1.4 Mb]
• No. G 31 on 1 August 2013 [PDF 659 Kb]
Copies of the up to date consolidated versions of the Orders may be inspected at VicRoads Head Office, 60 Denmark Street, Kew, Victoria.