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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Access to PTA property

Accessing PTA property

The expectation is that people access our property (including bus stations, train stations and ferry jetties and their immediate precincts, including forecourts, walkways and car parks) only as part of their public transport journey.

Conducting surveys or petitions is not permitted on PTA property. The distribution of printed advertising or promotional material (including discount vouchers) is not permitted – this includes leaving any sort of material on parked cars. The distribution of free promotional merchandise (known as sampling) may be permitted by arrangement with APN.

Activities such as the distribution of political material, filming, photography (other than by members of the general public using a hand-held camera to take pictures for private purposes) and charity collections are not allowed on PTA property without a permit. Permit applications should be directed to permits@pta.wa.gov.au

Below are detailed guidelines for seeking an access permit. Applications should be lodged a week in advance; in some instances, we may require three weeks’ notice. All applications should be accompanied by proof of public liability insurance. Note that these activities are not permitted on board operating scheduled services.

Our prime consideration in evaluating applications is the safety and amenity of our passengers. Notwithstanding the conditions of a permit, applicants should follow the directions of PTA ground staff at all times.

Access to the rail reserve (the tracks and the fenced-off corridor of land through which the tracks run) is not permitted at any time under any circumstances. Trespassing on the rail reserve is an offence under the Railway Act, and offenders can be prosecuted.

Filming and photography

Requests for access to PTA property for filming and photography purposes (excluding news media) can be emailed (details above) or posted to:

Communications Support Officer
Corporate Communications
Public Transport Authority
PO Box 8125
Perth Business Centre WA 6849

The application should outline the reason for the shoot and detail preferred dates/times/duration, preferred location, the number of people involved and the type of equipment (boom microphones are not permitted at railway stations under any circumstances). We may also ask for a brief synopsis of the storyline, for context.

Other than in exceptional circumstances, we would not expect to approve filming or photography during morning and evening peak times, or at platform level at a major station.

We may ask applicants to submit a safety plan. If a safety supervisor is required, a suitably-qualified person shall be provided at the applicant’s expense. Depending on location, the applicant may have to undertake a site induction.

A commercial fee of $100 (plus GST) per hour (to a maximum of $500+GST per site per day) may apply.

Charity collections

Requests for access to PTA property to undertake collections on behalf of registered charities can be emailed (details above) or posted to:

Communications Support Officer
Corporate Communications
Public Transport Authority
PO Box 8125
Perth Business Centre WA 6849

The application should include the name (and preferably come from the office) of the charity, plus details of the preferred location/s, preferred date/time/duration, and the number of people involved at each location. Applicants will be required to complete a Good Conduct and Indemnity Form, and to show proof of Public Liability insurance cover.

Under normal circumstances, the following conditions will apply:

  • No more than two collectors at any location other than Perth Station (maximum six) and Perth Underground (maximum four).
  • Total collectors may not exceed 50 at any one time.
  • No more than 22 stations (including Perth Station and Perth Underground) may be covered, with a maximum of five stations (excluding Perth Station and Perth Underground) on any one line.
  • Collections should take place for a maximum three-hour period, or two lots of two hours each.
  • Chairs, tables and displays are not permitted.
  • Handouts (other than lapel stickers or similar) are not permitted.
  • Collecting on platforms is not permitted. Collectors should stand near station entrances and exits, positioned so as not to obstruct the free flow of pedestrian traffic.

Collections will be permitted on only one day per week (usually Fridays); with only one charity per day. 

Political

No form of political representation is permitted other than after the declaration of writs in a local, State or federal election and then, only with a permit.
Requests for access to PTA property for political purposes can be emailed (details above) or posted to:

Manager, Corporate Communications
Public Transport Authority
PO Box 8125
Perth Business Centre WA 6849

The application should include the name of the candidate plus details of the preferred location/s, preferred date/time/duration, and the number of people involved at each location. There should be no more than two representatives at any location (other than major stations). Chairs, tables and displays are not permitted.

Representatives should stand near station entrances and exits, positioned so as not to obstruct the free flow of pedestrian traffic.

 

 


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