In this Division:
develop or operate a light rail system has the same meaning as in section 104L of the Transport Administration Act 1988.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Transport.
light rail system has the same meaning as in the Transport Administration Act 1988.
(1) A roads authority, in the exercise of any of its functions under this Act, must not, without the prior consent of the Director-General:(a) carry out, or authorise the carrying out, of any work, or(b) grant any consent or authorisation or issue any direction, or(c) take any other action (including disposing of or granting any interest in land),that prevents or otherwise obstructs the passage of light rail vehicles along the route of a light rail system declared under the Transport Administration Act 1988 or the carrying out or use of any work approved under section 144C.(2) The Director-General must, before granting a consent under this section consult with:(a) RMS, whether or not RMS is the roads authority concerned, and(b) the operator of the light rail system, if the Director-General is not the operator of the system.(3) A consent by the Director-General:(a) may be granted on the Director-General’s own initiative or on the application of any person, and(b) may be granted generally or for a particular case, and(c) may be granted for specific matters or classes of matters, and(d) may be granted on such conditions as the Director-General thinks fit.(4) Nothing in this section prevents the temporary closure of any road or road related area within the meaning of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005 (other than a road or road related area that is the subject of a declaration made under section 15 (1) (b) of that Act relating to all of the provisions of that Act) or the taking of other action that is authorised by section 74 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.
(1) This section applies to and in respect of the carrying out or use of works or the taking of other action in connection with the development or operation of a light rail system that cannot be carried out, used or undertaken without the prior consent or approval of a roads authority under this Act.(2) In the case of work or other action to which this section applies, the consent or approval of the relevant roads authority (if that roads authority is not RMS) is not required but the consent or approval of RMS must be obtained before the work is carried out or used or the other action undertaken. The provisions of this Act apply to the granting of any such consent or approval as if the relevant roads authority were RMS.(3) RMS is not to revoke any consent or approval for any work or other action to which this section applies unless it has first consulted the Director-General.
(1) This section applies to and in respect of:(a) the giving of any direction or the imposition of any requirement by, or(b) the exercise of any other function of,a roads authority under this Act in connection with the development or operation of a light rail system.(2) A direction, requirement or function to which this section applies is, if given, made or exercised under this Act, to be given, made or exercised by RMS only, whether or not it is the relevant roads authority in the particular circumstances.
This Division has effect despite any other provision of this Act.