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ROADS ACT 1993 - SECT 144G
Damage, disruption or obstruction of Sydney Harbour Bridge and other major bridges, tunnels and roads
144G Damage, disruption or obstruction of Sydney Harbour Bridge and other
major bridges, tunnels and roads
(1) A person must not enter, remain on, climb, jump from or otherwise trespass
on any part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or any other major bridge, tunnel or
road if that conduct--
(a) causes damage to the bridge, tunnel or road, or
(b) seriously disrupts or obstructs vehicles or pedestrians attempting to use
the bridge, tunnel or road.
: Maximum penalty--200 penalty units or
imprisonment for 2 years, or both.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1) (b), a
person seriously disrupts or obstructs vehicles or pedestrians attempting to
use the bridge, tunnel or road if, as a result of the person's conduct, the
bridge, tunnel or road (or any part of the bridge, tunnel or road) is closed
or vehicles or pedestrians are redirected.
(3) Nothing in this section
prohibits conduct in accordance with the consent or authority of TfNSW, the
NSW Police Force or other public authority.
(4) It is a defence to the
prosecution of an offence against this section if the person charged proves
that the person had a reasonable excuse for the conduct concerned.
person does not commit an offence under this section if the conduct occurs--
(a) at the workplace at which the person works, or
(b) at a workplace owned,
occupied, operated or used by an employer of the person.
(4B) This section
does not apply to the extent that it prohibits conduct in relation to--
Parliament House, or
(b) an office of a member of parliament.
(5) For the
purposes of subsection (4) but without limiting that subsection, a person has
a reasonable excuse if the conduct arose from a mechanical fault or breakdown
of a motor vehicle.
(5A) A person does not commit an offence under this
section if the conduct forms part of the following--
(a) industrial action,
(b) an industrial dispute,
(c) an industrial campaign.
(6) In this section--
"major bridge, tunnel or road" means a bridge, tunnel or road prescribed by
the regulations for the purposes of this section.
"vehicle" includes a train.
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