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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.

Before you apply

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.

Step 1: Submit your application

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.

Apply for a Works Zone Permit

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.

Permit conditions

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 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.

Step 2: Your application is assessed

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.

Step 3: Pay your permit fee

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.

On 23 August 2021, Council made a resolution to adopt the Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law 2021. Please take the time to read this Local Law to make sure you are familiar with your obligations and how it may impact your works.

Step 4: Send courtesy letters

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 2023.

Work Zone ApplicationPer application$128
Work Zone Parking Bay FeesPer day (up to 4 bays and for a minimum of 3 months)$46
Work Zone SignagePer sign$263.50
Please note: The number of signs required will be determined by your application.

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

Inspection fees may apply to a works zone permit to ensure there is no damage to Council assets after the permit is completed.

Inspection feePer inspection$132
Out of hours inspection fee (Saturdays and before/after standard permissible construction work hours)Per inspection$405

Parking fees

Parking fees may apply if the area you are requesting is a metered parking bay. For information about parking fees, contact us at [email protected] or (03) 9278 4505.

Extensions to issued permits

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.

More information

For more information, please contact us on (03) 9278 4505.

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