A Works Zone Permit allows parking restrictions to be temporarily modified to provide dedicated parking bays in front of your construction site to enable vehicles associated with the building works to park legally.
Make sure you have the following for your application:
- A dimensioned plan showing the road area and the location of the proposed works zone, including existing on-street parking arrangements and all street assets.
- Photographs of the nearest existing parking signs to the proposed works zone area. Please ensure these signs are noted on your plan.
- A courtesy letter for any properties affected by the works (Council will nominate these properties), including the name and contact details of someone on site, relevant site plan and construction dates.
- A letter of consent from the neighbouring property, should you wish to extend your work zone beyond the boundary fence.
You must submit your application at least 4 weeks before you require the works zone to be in place. This is to allow for the:
- assessment of your application
- payment of your invoice if your application is successful
- manufacture and installation of the works zone signs.
The fees that apply to this permit are available in the Fees section on this page.
If you can't apply online, you can also download and complete the Works Zone Permit application form below. You can then and submit the completed form to at our Council office, or email the completed form to [email protected]. Council office locations and hours are available on our Contact us page.
Download application form
The conditions for a Works Zone Permit are:
- A Works Zone Permit is issued for a minimum of 3 months.
- The works zone must be located immediately in front of the construction site and may only extend up to the width of the property it serves (unless written permission from a neighbour has been provided and Council have approved).
- It must be in a legal parking area
- It cannot be within a 'No Stopping', 'No Parking' or 'Disabled Parking' area
- It must be consistent with any planning permit conditions.
- It does not authorise any other construction activity to occur in the area. If further activity is required, including but not limited to crane lifts, plant equipment or material storage, you need to apply for a Road and/or Footpath Occupancy Permit or Road Opening permit where appropriate. This can be done on our Apply for a Road and Footpath Occupancy permit page.
- It is only in effect during building work hours within the Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law 2021. This will be specified on the street parking signs. You can find out more about building work hours on our Public notice – Adoption of Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law page. Specified hours are generally Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm unless other restrictions or planning permit conditions apply. Normal parking restrictions are in place outside of the approved times.
When we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation email. We will contact you if we need more information to assess your application.
Please allow up to 10 business days for your application to be assessed. Processing times may be longer if more information is required.
If your application is successful, you will have to pay before a permit is issued. You will be sent a tax invoice that includes advice on how to pay for the permit. Once you pay the invoice, the permit will be issued to you by email, and we will organise for the signage to be installed. Please allow 5 business days for installation.
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Once your permit has been approved and issued, you can send your courtesy letters to the affected properties (nominated by Council).
Courtesy letters must be sent to any properties affected by the works at least 48 hours before you occupy the Council-managed land. Letters must include the name and contact details of someone on site, relevant site plans and dates the works zone will be in place.
New fees as of 1 July 2022.
|Work Zone Application||Per application||$120|
|Work Zone Parking Bay Fees||Up to 4 bays per day (minimum 3 months)||$43|
|Work Zone Signage||Per sign||$247|
Once you have paid your invoice for the permit, we will issue your work zone permit and organise for the signage to be installed. Please allow 5 business days for installation.
Inspection fees may apply to a works zone permit to ensure there is no damage to Council assets after the permit is completed.
|Inspection fee||Per inspection||$124|
|Out of hours inspection fee (Saturdays and before/after standard permissible construction work hours)||Per inspection||$380|
Parking fees may apply if the area you are requesting is a metered parking bay.
|Parking area||Year 2022/2023 fee|
|4-hour paid parking||
$5.30 per 4 hours
$3.30 per hour
|3-hour paid parking||
$4.40 per 3 hours
$3.30 per hour
|2-hour paid parking||
$4.00 per 2 hours
$3.30 per hour
|Paid parking (other areas)||$6.80 per day|
|Paid parking - Junction West Off Street car parking||$6.80 per day|
|Paid parking||$3.30 per hour|
|Paid parking (Glenferrie car parks - Park Street, Grey Street, Wakefield Street and Linda Crescent)||$3.30 per hours after first hour|
|Paid parking - Rose Street Off Street car parking (OSCP)||$6.50 per day|
You can submit a request to extend the number of days on your permit by emailing your request to [email protected]. Please include your permit case number, located in the top right-hand corner of your issued permit.
A request for an extension must be made at least 10 business days prior to the permit expiring.
For more information, please contact us on (03) 9278 4505.