When planning to undertake works that require the use of Council roads, footpaths or any part of the road reserve, you must apply for a Road Occupancy License (ROL) before undertaking the works.
This includes using any part of the road reserve for activities such as awning repair, road works, driveway works, sign replacements, tree clearing, trenching, selling raffle tickets, dust suppression, erosion control etc.
There is a fee for these applications.
Public authorities such as the Roads and Maritime Services, Police, Rural Fire Service are exempt from this approval; however, prior notification is advisable where possible.
Telstra and Ausgrid and agencies working on their behalf, are exempt from these applications, however, they are subject to prior notification within their own legislation.
Download a 138 Application for use of a Council Road Form
Along with the application form the following must be supplied to Council:
Council requires a minimum of 10 days’ notice before the start of work to process the application.
Approval for temporary road closures can be obtained through Road Occupancy Licences. Approvals for heavy vehicles cannot be obtained through Road Occupancy Licences and require approval by the National Heavy Vehicle Register. See below.
If a Council Public Road is no longer being utilised by the public interested parties can make an application to Council to close the road.
The application also allows for the applicant to indicate whether they wish to acquire the surplus land following closure of the road.
There is a non-refundable fee payable at the time of lodgement of the Road Closure Application – Council Public Road, please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule.
Please contact Council’s Contracts and Property Officer for more details.
Council does not charge any fees for rural grazing permit. In order to make an application, Council requires the following in writing:
The processing of grazing requests typically takes 1 week. A typical approval requires the following:
This approval process is in accordance with Temporary Stock Grazing Permit from the Local Lands Services under the Rural Lands Protection Act, 1989, Part 8 Division 5, Section 101, in respect of public road(s) vested in Council.
Residents can request that Council carry out private works at within the road reserve, this will be at the resident's cost. The types of works that Council may carry out on the behalf of residents include constructing driveways, the removal of trees and grading of roads.
Estimates given are intended as a guide and the actual charge will be based on the rates set by Council.
Council's routine maintenance work may take precedence over requests for private works.