Apply for a Road and/or Footpath Occupancy Permit

You need to apply for a Road and/or Footpath Occupancy Permit if you want to store equipment or carry out construction activities on Council land.

Council land includes:

  • roads
  • footpaths
  • naturestrips
  • parks
  • public car parks.

Equipment may include:

  • gantries
  • site sheds
  • concrete pumps
  • building materials
  • work platforms
  • mobile scaffolding
  • cranes or travel towers
  • pipes and chutes.

Step 1: Submit your application

You must submit your application at least 10 business days before you start building works.

Apply for a Road and/or Footpath Occupancy Permit online

Or download and complete the Application for a Road and/or Footpath Occupancy Permit and submit to Council offices.

With your application, you'll need to include:

  • A courtesy letter for any properties affected by the works (Council will nominate these), including the name and contact details of someone on site, relevant traffic plans and construction dates.
  • Certificate of Currency or Summary of Insurance (minimum of $10 million of public liability insurance required).
  • The site plan of works and how they will be completed (can be hand-drawn).
  • Any relevant licences or permits.
  • A traffic management plan or details of how you will place, erect, dismantle and undertake works. Works on the road must be clearly outlined and signed according to Australian Standards. Refer to AS 1742.3, SAA HB81.1-2003, SAA HB81.3-2003 and HB81.4-2003. Works must be completed by accredited (ticketed) personnel.

Fees

To occupy Fee
Road and/or footpath $267 per day
Parking bay $50 per bay, per day
To use a crane or travel tower $138.50 per day (additional fee)

Step 2: Your application is assessed

When we receive your application, we'll send you a confirmation email.

We'll contact you if we need more information.

If you application is successful, we'll email your permit and an invoice for the fee.

Your approved permit must be available for inspection on site.

Step 3: Send courtesy letters

Once your permit has been approved, you can send your courtesy letters to the affected properties (nominated by Council).

Letters must be sent at least 48 hours before occupying the Council-managed land.

Other permits for occupying Council land

If you want to put a skip bin on Council land, you'll need to use a company approved by Council. See skip bins for more information.

If you want to install building hoarding or gantry on Council land, you'll need to apply for Report and Consent. See Building Permits for more information.

If you want to occupy a specific area of road to load or unload building materials to a site, you'll need to apply for Works Zone Permit.

For more information about occupying Council land, call 9278 4549.

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