Approvals and permits
Gates and grids
Council may approve the installation of gates or grids in road reserves in accordance with Subordinate Local Law 1.16.
If approved, the maintenance of gates or grids remains the responsibility of the person given approval for the installation.
An initial application form and fee is required and an ongoing fee applies every three years. An application to carry out works on roads will also be required to allow the actual installation to occur.
Heavy Vehicle Access
For information about heavy vehicle access requirements and applying for a permit:
- Oversize, Overmass and Special Purpose Vehicles are issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). Visit their website to apply for a permit
- B-Double Vehicles and Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Vehicles are issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Visit their website to apply for a permit
Council may approve the installation of private pipelines in road reserves in accordance with Subordinate Local law 1.15.
In the assessment process, Council will give consideration to the proposed location and possible detrimental effects on the use of the road reserve.
If approved, the maintenance of the pipeline remains the responsibility of the person given approval for the installation. Council will need to be indemnified from liability arising from the installation of the pipeline.
Further information regarding the above approvals and permits can be obtained from Council’s Engineering Services team on 1300 883 699 or via email.