Works Within Municipal Road Reserves

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The road reserve is outlined as extending from property boundary to property boundary and includes the road pavement, kerb and channel, nature strip and footpath.

Private Works Within Roads Reserves

Road Opening

You are required to apply for a permit if you will be conducting any of the following:

  • excavating or breaking up the surface of the road reserve
  • removing or interfering with a structure on the road reserve
  • planting or removing a tree or other vegetation
  • boring under a road reserve
  • road construction
  • installing drains, pipes, cables, building shelters etc. on a road reserve
  • constructing a footpath

Occupy Part of a Roadway

You are required to apply for a permit if you will be conducting any of the following:

  • erecting a structure on, in or over a road
  • erecting or placing an obstruction on a road reserve

Private Works Within Road Reserves Application Form

This form must be used by contractors and private individuals who wish to undertake works of a minor nature that do not disrupt both traffic and pedestrian movement and create a risk at locations on municipal roads.You are required to submit all necessary documents with the application form. Failure to do so, will result in delaying the processing time of the permit. Standard drawings should be attached to the permit relevant to the type of works completed.

Application Form (PDF, 141.79 KB)

Public Works Within Road Reserves

Public Minor Works Within Municipal Road Reserves Application Form

This form must be used by Utilities and their agents and Road Authorities and their agents, in all cases where the works that are proposed to be undertaken require an application for consent. You are required to submit all necessary documents with the application form. Failure to do so, will result in delaying the processing time of the permit. Standard drawings should be attached to the permit relevant to the type of works completed.

Application Form (PDF, 113.4 KB)

More Information

 For more detailed information on works within municipal road reserves, please refer to the attached guide documents:

Conditions for Road Openings Works (DOCX, 33.59 KB)

VicRoads Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much is the application fee for a Works Within Road Reserves Permit?

    NOTE: There is only a fee payable for an application for consent, based on the road classification and work type. The fees are expressed in fee units with the equivalent dollar amount in brackets. These fees are statutory fees.

    The fee is a statutory fee. The fees are expressed as fee units in accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004. Fee Unit is $14.45 from 1st July 2018 till 30th June 2019.  Fees will be updated annually at the start of the financial year (July).

    Minor works 2018/2019

     

    Conducted on roadway, shoulder or pathway: (Asphalt/gravel road, kerb & channel, concrete vehicle crossing and footpaths)

    Conducted on, nature strip or reserve: (Soil/Seeded Area)

     

    Municipal Road

    Speed Limit above

    50km/h

    9.3 Fee Units ($134.40)

    6 Fee Units ($86.70)

    Municipal Road

    Speed Limit 50km/h or

    less

    9.3 Fee Units ($134.40)

    6 Fee Units ($86.70)

     

     

    Works, other than minor works (traffic impact works)

     

    Conducted on roadway, shoulder or pathway: (Asphalt/gravel road, kerb & channel, concrete vehicle crossing and footpaths)

    Conducted on, nature strip or reserve: (Soil/Seeded Area)

     

    Municipal Road

    Speed Limit above

    50km/h

    43.1 Fee Units ($622.80)

    23.5 Fee Units ($339.60)

    Municipal Road

    Speed Limit 50km/h or less

    23.5 Fee Units ($339.60)

    6 Fee Units ($86.70)

     

     

    Please visit VicRoads website for further details. Click here

    Notes: 

    • In order to use the above Table to determine if any exemptions apply, you must also read and understand the definitions of 'minor works' and 'traffic impact works' and the regulations in the Road Management (Works and Infrastructure) Regulations 2015.  The terms ‘works’, 'roadway', ‘pathway' and 'shoulder' are defined in the Road Management Act 2004.
    • Works that consist of, or include, the excavation of an area of a roadway, pathway or shoulder exceeding 8.5 square metres are not ''minor works'.
    • 'Minor works' that include an excavation solely for the purpose of repairing, maintaining, installing or replacing a single pole in an urban area or no more than 3 poles in any other area are exempt from the requirement to give notice of the completion of the work.

    There is only a fee payable for an application for consent, based on the road classification and work type. The fees are expressed in fee units with the equivalent dollar amount in brackets.

    No fees are payable for notification of proposed works or notification of completed works by utilities.

    For detail understanding of ““Working Within The Road Reserve”, please visit VicRoads website.

     

  • How long does it take for a Works Within Roads Reserve application to be processed?

    Processing of the application form can take up to 10 business days from the date of submission. If the application is required to be referred to other internal departments, this will delay the time to receive the permit. If such referrals are required, the applicant will be notified.

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Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 14:43