What is a Road Reserve Permit?
Road Reserves are defined as the parcel of land between the boundaries facing properties which include roadways, footpaths and nature strips; as well as Council’s off-street car parks.
Road Reserve Permits are required when work is proposed which involves:
- Partial road closures (two way traffic must be maintained)
- Full or partial footpath closures when appropriate
- Work on nature strips
- Work in Council’s off-street car parks
Full road or lane closures with a detour require a Road Closure Permit.
What is the purpose of a Road Reserve Permit?
The purposes of the Permit are to:
- Ensure that Council assets are protected
- Ensure that impact on the public is managed
- Avoid conflict with other projects, events and activities
Under Section 46 of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, a permit is required to undertake any work in the road reserve or in a Council Car Park.
What costs are involved in obtaining a Road Reserve Permit?
A Road Reserve Permit is free, but if the work involves occupation of metered car parking spaces, a parking charge may be applicable. Road Reserve Permit applications must be submitted 5 days prior to the intended start of work. Road Reserve Permits are valid for 3 months once approved.
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For enquiries regarding the application, contact Council’s Engineering Development Officer on (03) 6424 0511 or [email protected]
Completed Road Reserve Permit applications should be sent to Council’s Engineering Development Officer at [email protected]