Works Within Municipal Road Reserves

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Download the Works Within Public Road Reserves Application Form

The road reserve is outlined as extending from both property boundaries and includes the road pavement, kerb and channel, nature strip and footpath. The purpose for undertaking works might be: 

 - Road opening

 - To occupy part of the roadway

 - Organised event

 - Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA) for other organisations

 - Road closures

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 individuals who wish to undertake works of a minor nature. These works must 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.

Public Minor Works Within Municipal Road Reserves Application Form

This form must be used by: 

 - Utilities and their agents

 - 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.

More Information

Conditions for Road Openings Works 

VicRoads Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

Last Updated:

Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 14:43