Sue McCarrey

Sue McCarrey has been in the position of Australia’s National Rail Safety Regulator since December 2014.

Sue oversees the nation’s standalone Rail Safety National Law and works with industry, governments and unions to ensure a safe rail system for the community. 

Under her leadership, the ONRSR has matured into a fully formed national operation that is continuing with its vision for a safe, efficient and prosperous Australian rail industry.

Prior to joining the ONRSR, Sue enjoyed a distinguished career in the Western Australian public sector.  As Deputy Director General – Policy Planning and Investment, with the Western Australian Department of Transport Sue led transport planning for the State and established a framework for a state-wide transport investment program in order to provide the government with a whole of transport view of investment priorities based on planning needs.

Sue has a Bachelor of Law, Masters in Policy and Administration and a Bachelor of Education with Honours.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).