Works within road reserve approvals

Approval for works within a road reserve must be obtained prior to any works being undertaken which affects our road based infrastructure.

This is to ensure that our road reserves are protected and reinstated to their original state after works have been carried out as required under the Road Management Act 2004.

Approval for works within a road reserve is required if works are being undertaken within our road reserves, this includes

  • drainage works
  • footpath replacement
  • water tapping
  • drilling of bore holes
  • maintenance of underground cabling or services.

The type of permit you need will depend on the size of the works being undertaken

  • Works Within Road Reserve Permit where the work area is under 8.5 square metres or as a
  • Consent for Works Within Road Reserve where the work area is over 8.5 square metres.

Works Within Road Reserve Permit

For work areas under 8.5 square metres.

You can request a Works Within Road Reserve permit. Your permit will be issued at the time of application.

If you do not have an epathway account please register. Registration can take 2 business days to process.

You will need to the following information in order to complete the application:

  • Contact details
  • Payment details
  • A Certificate of Currency of your Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million
  • Details of dimensions, location and type of works
  • A Traffic Management Plan if your works will impact pedestrians or vehicles.

You will need to the following information to request a Works Within a Road Reserve permit:

  • A Certificate of Currency of your Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million
  • Details of dimensions, location and type of works
  • Relevant payment for the works to be undertaken
  • A Traffic Management Plan where pedestrians or vehicles are impacted by your work.
Note: The applicant for a Works Within Road Reserve Permit will remain responsible for the reinstatement of all Council assets impacted by the work.  This responsibility cannot be reassigned to another person or company.

Consent for Works Within Road Reserve

For work areas over 8.5 square metres.

A Consent for Works Within Road Reserve application will need to be lodged via our online form.

A Consent for Works Within Road Reserve will be issued by the Engineering Department once the application has been reviewed.   A minimum 10 business day processing time is to be allowed for all Consent for Works Within Road Reserve applications.

Payment is not required at the time of application. An invoice will be sent to the applicant with the consent permit.

Note: Incomplete applications or those with works proposed to commence less than 10 business days after submission will not be processed and will require re-submission meeting all requirements.

Public liability insurance

Public liability insurance ensures that the public are safe and liability for any accidents is covered by the person undertaking these construction works on your behalf.

A minimum of $10 million worth of public liability cover is required. Applicants are advised that proof of cover in the form of a Certificate of Currency is necessary before the application can be filled out on your behalf.  

Inspections

Depending on the works, you may require a site inspection. Contact us on 03 5272 4426 to book.  Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Vehicle crossings

If you are planning on constructing a vehicle crossing then you will need to obtain approval by a Council Inspector and a vehicle crossing permit.





Page last updated: Friday, 18 June 2021

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