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 apply for a Consent for Works approval you need to download, complete and submit the Consent for Works Application Form.

Download Consent to work within a Road Reserve or Drainage Easement

Completed forms should be emailed to:

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 consents

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.

Crossover inspections

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 and will only be conducted by Council officers between the hours of 8am and midday, Monday to Friday. Council’s inspector must confirm compliance with Council’s specifications before any concrete can be poured.

For further information relating to Consent for Work approvals please contact the Engineering Consents and Permits team on 03 9742 0777 or email

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.

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