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AusLink (National Land Transport) Bill 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005

 

No. 93, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the funding of projects related to land transport matters, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Object of Act...................................................................................... 3

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—The National Land Transport Network                                                    9

5............ Determination of the National Land Transport Network.................. 9

6............ Variation of the National Land Transport Network......................... 10

7............ Publication........................................................................................ 10

Part 3—AusLink National Projects                                                                             12

Division 1—Approval of projects as AusLink National Projects         12

8............ What is an AusLink National Project?............................................. 12

9............ Approval of AusLink National Projects.......................................... 12

10.......... What projects are eligible for approval?........................................... 12

11.......... Is it appropriate to approve a project?............................................ 13

12.......... Submission of particulars of projects............................................... 13

13.......... Matters specified in project approval instrument............................ 14

14.......... Requirements with which funding agreements must comply........... 15

15.......... Variation or revocation of project approval instrument................... 15

Division 2—Provision of Commonwealth funding                                        16

16.......... Commonwealth funding for AusLink National Projects.................. 16

17.......... Approval of provision of Commonwealth funding if no funding agreement           16

Division 3—Conditions that apply to Commonwealth funding              18

Subdivision A—Sources of conditions                                                                   18

18.......... Sources of conditions........................................................................ 18

Subdivision B—The mandatory conditions                                                            18

19.......... This Subdivision sets out the mandatory conditions....................... 18

20.......... Funding payment must be expended on the funded project............. 18

21.......... Funding recipient must give Minister audited financial statements. 18

22.......... Funding recipient must allow inspections by authorised persons... 19

23.......... Funding recipient must provide information on request.................. 19

24.......... State or State authority must call for public tenders for certain work 19

25.......... State or State authority using funding payment to acquire interest in land—obligation if the interest is sold or disposed of....................................................................................................... 20

26.......... Amount repayable on breach of condition....................................... 22

Subdivision C—Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement 22

27.......... Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement............. 22

Part 4—AusLink Transport Development and Innovation Projects         23

Division 1—Approval of projects as AusLink Transport Development and Innovation Projects           23

28.......... What is an AusLink Transport Development and Innovation Project?  23

29.......... Approval of AusLink Transport Development and Innovation Projects               23

30.......... What projects are eligible for approval?........................................... 23

31.......... Is it appropriate to approve a project?............................................ 24

32.......... Submission of particulars of projects............................................... 24

33.......... Matters specified in project approval instrument............................ 25

34.......... Requirements with which funding agreements must comply........... 26

35.......... Variation or revocation of project approval instrument................... 26

Division 2—Provision of Commonwealth funding                                        27

36.......... Commonwealth funding for AusLink Transport Development and Innovation Projects       27

37.......... Approval of provision of Commonwealth funding if no funding agreement           27

Division 3—Conditions that apply to Commonwealth funding              29

Subdivision A—Sources of conditions                                                                   29

38.......... Sources of conditions........................................................................ 29

Subdivision B—The mandatory conditions                                                            29

39.......... This Subdivision sets out the mandatory conditions....................... 29

40.......... Funding payment must be expended on the funded project............. 29

41.......... Funding recipient must give Minister audited financial statements. 29

42.......... Funding recipient must allow inspections by authorised persons... 30

43.......... Amount repayable on breach of condition....................................... 30

Subdivision C—Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement 31

44.......... Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement............. 31

Part 5—AusLink funding for land transport research entities                     32

45.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 32

46.......... Approval of funding for land transport research entities................. 32

47.......... Submission of particulars to get funding.......................................... 33

48.......... Commonwealth funding for land transport research entities............ 34

49.......... Requirements with which funding agreements must comply........... 34

50.......... Conditions of funding....................................................................... 34

51.......... Relationship with Part 4................................................................... 34

Part 6—AusLink Strategic Regional Projects                                                       35

Division 1—Approval of projects as AusLink Strategic Regional Projects         35

52.......... What is an AusLink Strategic Regional Project?............................... 35

53.......... Approval of AusLink Strategic Regional Projects............................ 35

54.......... What projects are eligible for approval?........................................... 35

55.......... Is it appropriate to approve a project?............................................ 36

56.......... Submission of particulars of projects............................................... 37

57.......... Matters specified in project approval instrument............................ 37

58.......... Requirements with which funding agreements must comply........... 38

59.......... Variation or revocation of project approval instrument................... 38

Division 2—Provision of Commonwealth funding                                        40

60.......... Commonwealth funding for AusLink Strategic Regional Projects.... 40

61.......... Approval of provision of Commonwealth funding if no funding agreement           40

Division 3—Conditions that apply to Commonwealth funding              42

Subdivision A—Sources of conditions                                                                   42

62.......... Sources of conditions........................................................................ 42

Subdivision B—The mandatory conditions                                                            42

63.......... This Subdivision sets out the mandatory conditions....................... 42

64.......... Funding payment must be expended on the funded project............. 42

65.......... Funding recipient must give Minister audited financial statements. 43

66.......... Funding recipient must allow inspections by authorised persons... 43

67.......... Amount repayable on breach of condition....................................... 43

Subdivision C—Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement 44

68.......... Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement............. 44

Part 7—AusLink Black Spot Projects                                                                        45

Division 1—Approval of projects as AusLink Black Spot Projects   45

69.......... What is an AusLink Black Spot Project?......................................... 45

70.......... Approval of AusLink Black Spot Projects...................................... 45

71.......... What projects are eligible for approval?........................................... 45

72.......... Is it appropriate to approve a project?............................................ 46

73.......... Submission of particulars of projects............................................... 46

74.......... Matters specified in project approval instrument............................ 46

75.......... Requirements with which funding agreements must comply........... 47

76.......... Variation or revocation of project approval instrument................... 47

Division 2—Provision of Commonwealth funding                                        48

77.......... Commonwealth funding for AusLink Black Spot Projects.............. 48

78.......... Approval of provision of Commonwealth funding if no funding agreement           48

Division 3—Conditions that apply to Commonwealth funding              50

Subdivision A—Sources of conditions                                                                   50

79.......... Sources of conditions........................................................................ 50

Subdivision B—The mandatory conditions                                                            50

80.......... This Subdivision sets out the mandatory conditions....................... 50

81.......... Funding payment must be expended on the funded project............. 50

82.......... Funding recipient must give Minister audited financial statements. 50

83.......... Funding recipient must allow inspections by authorised persons... 51

84.......... Funding recipient must maintain records relating to motor vehicle crashes             51

85.......... Amount repayable on breach of condition....................................... 52

Subdivision C—Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement 52

86.......... Determination of other conditions if no funding agreement............. 52

Part 8—AusLink Roads to Recovery Program                                                    53

87.......... Minister to publish AusLink Roads to Recovery List..................... 53

88.......... Variation of AusLink Roads to Recovery List................................. 53

89.......... Payments to persons and bodies specified in AusLink Roads to Recovery List    54

90.......... Conditions that apply to payments................................................. 55

91.......... Minister’s power to waive conditions etc........................................ 55

Part 9—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        57

92.......... Recovery of amounts as debt due to Commonwealth...................... 57

93.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 57

94.......... Annual report on operation of Act................................................... 57

95.......... Provision of funding otherwise than under this Act......................... 58

96.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 58

 



 

 

AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005

No. 93, 2005

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the funding of projects related to land transport matters, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 6 July 2005 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: