1.1 These Land, Traffic, and Parking Rules have been made by the Council of the University of the Sunshine Coast.
1.2 Date of approval of these Rules by the Council: 17 June 2008
1.3 Resolution number of the Council: C08/33
1.4 Date on which these Rules are to take effect: 18 June 2008
1.5 These Rules apply: -
(a) within the boundaries of University premises and to every part of University premises; and
(b) to every person who is at any time on University premises.
Act means the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998;
authorised person means an authorised person as defined in the Act;
penalty unit has the meaning given by the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992;
staff means both academic and general members of staff of the University;
statute means any statute made under the Act;
structure means any building, boarding, framework, tent, shelter, sign, foundation, groundwork, or other construction.
student means a student who is enrolled and registered at the University at the relevant time;
the University Master Plan means the Master Plan from time to time adopted by the University Council;
University premises means buildings, structures, land and vehicles which are under the control and management of the University and which are used for, or in connection with, the purposes of the University including any land or premises used or occupied by the University pursuant to any lease, licence or right to occupy;
vehicle has the meaning given by the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and includes any bicycle, vessel and skateboard;
Vice-Chancellor means the Vice-Chancellor within the meaning of the Act.
The Vice-Chancellor may appoint an authorised person to exercise any or all of the Vice-Chancellor’s authorities and functions under these Rules.
4. Land rules
4.1 No person shall occupy, alter or use University premises other than in accordance with the current University Master Plan and any gazetted ministerial designation of University premises without the authority of the Vice-Chancellor.
4.2 The Vice-Chancellor may authorise the installation, placing, display or erection on University premises of such signs, signals, marks, notices, structures and devices as the Vice-Chancellor considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of –
(a) regulating or controlling traffic on University premises, including the parking and removal of vehicles, and the regulation and control of vehicles picking up or setting down passengers or loading or unloading goods;
(b) regulating, controlling or supporting any other activity on University premises.
4.3 The University will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by or caused to any person, vehicle (or its accessories or contents) or property whilst traveling, standing, parked on or being removed from University premises.
4.4 The Vice-Chancellor may declare any part of the University premises closed to all persons or to any person or to any class of persons, for such period as the Vice-Chancellor thinks fit.
4.5 Subject to the Act and these Rules, it is an offence for a person:-
(a) to be on University premises in contravention of a declaration by the Vice-Chancellor under the Act, these Rules or any statute;
(b) to contravene or fail to comply with a requirement or a direction of an authorised person or a security officer under the Act or these Rules;
(c) except with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person:-
(i) to bring, or keep or consume or cause to be brought, kept or consumed, any intoxicating liquor or illicit drug on University premises;
(ii) in contravention of the University Master Plan to remove, alter, modify, deface, damage, or otherwise interfere with a building, control device, sign or other property or thing on University premises;
(iii) to have in their possession, carry or discharge, any firearm;
(iv) to have in their possession, set off, or throw, any firework;
(v) to kindle or make any fire;
(vi) to throw or discharge any stone or other missile;
(vii) to have in their possession or carry any knife or other weapon; or
(viii) to provide catering or otherwise sell foodstuffs or liquids on University premises.
(d) except with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person in relation to the display of notices on noticeboards provided for the purpose, or the distribution of matter in the course of lawful and customary University or student activities:
(i) to post, stick up or otherwise affix to any part of University premises, or otherwise display, give out or distribute, any placard, handbill, notice, advertisement, or other written, printed, stenciled or graphic matter; or
(ii) to write on, draw on, print on , paint on or otherwise deface any part of University premises;
(e) except with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person:-
(i) to sell, display or offer for sale, lease, or hire or solicit orders for the purchase, lease or hire, of any goods, wares or merchandise, or other article or thing; or
(ii) to organise, arrange, advertise, manage, or control, any fete, picnic, concert, display (including displays of film or television), or like gathering or performance on University premises;
(f) to smoke inside or within 10 metres of any building or structure on University premises or in any designated non-smoking area;
(g) to throw, deposit, or leave on University premises any rubbish, refuse, paper, bottles, cigarette butts or other litter of any kind, except in a receptacle provided for the purpose;
(h) to use insulting, abusive, threatening, profane, indecent, or obscene language or gestures, or behave in a riotous, violent, disorderly, indecent, obscene, offensive, threatening, or insulting manner, on University premises;
(i) except where incidental to the lawful and customary activities of the University, its students or staff and with the written authority of the Vice-Chancellor, to organise, arrange, advertise, manage, or control any meeting, conference, discussion, speech, preaching or ceremony on University premises;
(j) to obstruct:-
(i) any member of University staff, authorised officer, police officer or emergency personnel in the discharge of their duty; or
(ii) any person in the exercise and enjoyment of any lawful activity whilst on University premises;
(k) except in the performance of the person’s duties or with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person:-
(i) to cut, break, deface, pick, remove, destroy, or otherwise injure any flora on University premises; or
(ii) to remove, damage, or interfere with, any stake or label on or near any flora on University premises.
(l) except as an aid for a disabled person or in the course of the person’s duties or in connection with an approved program of study to bring onto or keep on University premises any animal, bird, reptile, fish or insect;
(m) to disturb, frighten, shoot or throw missiles at or otherwise attempt to capture, injure or kill any bird, reptile, fish or animal (in particular kangaroos and related species), on University premises; or
(n) to bet or wager or offer to accept a bet or wager or play cards for money or to engage in any form of gambling on University premises;
Maximum penalty for Rule 4.5 offence – 10 penalty units.
5. Parking areas, spaces and permits
5.1 The Vice-Chancellor or any authorised person as defined in the Act may from time to time designate parking areas and parking spaces for such specific purpose, person or vehicle or class of purpose, person or vehicle for such period and on such terms as the Vice-Chancellor considers appropriate.
5.2 Parking of any vehicle in staff or student parking areas may be regulated by permits issued by the University.
5.3 The University may set parking fees from time to time.
5.4 The issuing of a permit may not guarantee the availability of a parking space.
6. Traffic rules
6.1 The Vice-Chancellor may determine the conditions under which vehicles are brought onto and parked on University premises
6.2 Subject to these Rules, except with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person it is an offence for a driver or person in charge of a vehicle –
(a) on joining a roadway from a parking area, to fail to give way to vehicles on the roadway;
(b) to drive or ride the vehicle onto any recreation area, nature strip, garden, lawn, footpath or other part of University premises which is not constructed for use by vehicles;
(c) to drive or ride the vehicle at a speed exceeding 20 km/hour or, on any part of University premises with respect to which a lower speed limit is indicated by a control device, that speed limit;
(d) to drive or ride the vehicle negligently or recklessly, or in a manner that is dangerous to, or without due care and consideration for other users of University premises;
(e) to drive or ride the vehicle so as to cause excessive noise;
(f) to abandon the vehicle on University premises; or
(g) to drive or ride in contravention of any authorised sign or control device;
Maximum penalty for a Rule 6.2 offence – 10 penalty units.
6.3 A person’s act or omission does not constitute an offence under section 6.2 if the act or omission was directed or authorised by an authorised person appointed under the Act.
6.4 This section does not apply to the entry onto and use on University premises of any emergency vehicle.
6.5 The use of vehicles on University premises is subject to the Act, these Rules and the usual rules and regulations under Queensland traffic legislation.
7. Parking rules
7.1 Parking of vehicles on University premises is permitted subject to the Act, these Rules and other Council determinations from time to time.
7.2 Subject to these Rules, it is an offence for a driver or person in charge of a vehicle:-
(a) to contravene or fail to comply with any prohibition or requirement indicated by an authorised sign or control device;
(b) without limiting the generality of subsection (a):-
(i) to park a vehicle in any area in which parking bays are marked or otherwise indicated, other than wholly within a parking bay; or
(ii) in the case of a motor cycle, motor scooter or bicycle, to park in a space which, notwithstanding that it is marked or otherwise indicated as a parking bay, is of a size appropriate for the parking of a 4-wheel vehicle; or
(iii) to park or secure a vehicle in or to a place other than an area or structure expressly approved for that purpose
(c) to park a vehicle so as to obstruct other vehicles;
(d) to park a vehicle on roads or elsewhere, other than within designated parking areas;
(e) to park a vehicle in a parking area for which the person does not have authorisation;
(f) to bring an unregistered vehicle onto University premises without the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor or an authorised person.
Maximum penalty for a Rule 7.2 offence - 10 penalty units.
7.3 A person’s act or omission does not constitute an offence under Rule 7.2 if the act or omission was directed or authorised by an authorised person appointed under the Act.
7.4 This section does not apply to the entry onto and use on University premises of any emergency vehicle.
8. Proceedings for offences
A proceeding for an offence against these Rules may be taken in a summary way under the Justices Act 1886.