Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors/residents are advised that they may not be able to contact Council to make inspection bookings after 4pm. It is recommended that all bookings are made earlier in the day. This will only be a temporary measure until situations improve.
As per the Road Management Act 2004, Consent for Works approval is required from Council before any proposed works can commence within a Road Reserve (nature strip, footpath, and roadway) where Council is the designated coordinating authority.
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 tapping’s, general excavations and utility projects.
If you wish to apply for a Consent for Works approval you need to download, complete and submit the Consent for Works Application Form.
Completed forms should be emailed to: email@example.com
A Consent for Works approval is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
Assessment of applications
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.
Crossovers (Vehicle crossings)
If you wish to construct, extend or relocate a crossover, it is recommended that you download and read the Crossover Guidelines Brochure to make yourself aware of certain conditions and requirements prior to submitting a Consent for Works application.
Utility authority and Subdivision tie-in works
In most circumstances, projects such as utility authority and subdivision tie-in works will also require the submission of a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and/or a Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) prior to a Consent for Works being issued.
Further information regarding Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) requirements can obtained from Council’s Coast and Water team via 9742 0777
Further information regarding Traffic Management Plan (TMP) requirements can be obtained from Council’s City Transport team via 9742 0777
Inspections bookings will be accepted up to 4:30pm the day prior and will be dependent on scheduling availability. Inspections are only conducted between the hours of 8.00am and 12.00pm Monday to Friday.
Applicants/Contractors are required to have a copy of the Consent for Works approval onsite when a Council inspection is being undertaken.
For further information relating to Consent for Work approvals please contact the Engineering Consents and Permits team on 03 9742 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.