As per the Road Management Act 2004, Consent for Works approval is required from Council before any proposed works within a Road Reserve (naturestrip) can commence.
These works include, but are not limited to, the construction, extension or relocation of a crossover, the reinstatement of Council assets such as footpaths, service authority tappings, general excavations and utility projects.
If you wish to construct, extend or relocate a crossover, it is also recommended that you download and read the Crossover Guidelines Brochure to make yourself aware of certain conditions and requirements.
A Consent for Works approval is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
Approval for permits
A Consent for Works application will be assessed within 10 business days of submission. If the consent cannot be issued within this timeframe due to further information being required, the new information will be assessed within 5 business days of submission.
Applicants/Contractors are required to have the Consent for Works approval, receipt of payment and any relevant documentation onsite when a Council inspection is being undertaken.
Inspections must be booked 24 hours prior to the required day. Council’s inspector must confirm compliance with Council’s specifications before any concrete can be poured.
Protection of Council Assets
Prior to commencement to building work (including work that does not require a building permit) Council must be notified about what, if any damage already exists to road assets, footpaths, kerb and channel, drainage pits, nature strips etc. For details visit Protection of Council Assets.
For further information or to book an appointment contact the Engineering Services team, phone 9742 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.