Vehicle access to Council reserve


Requests for temporary vehicle access through a Council reserve

Council open space, recreation and nature reserves do not have road status and there are no as of right vehicle access provisions. Temporary vehicle access through a Council reserve may be granted subject to a range of conditions, below. Please note requests for access must be lodged 10 days prior to the date for which access is requested.

Note to builders and home renovators: Temporary vehicle access to a Council reserve may be granted for a single day on an occasional basis if it will not be unsafe to other reserve users or damaging to the reserve. Ongoing vehicle access during a build, renovation or landscaping project will not be granted under any circumstances. Builders and home renovators must quote on or plan for building and renovation works to be undertaken without vehicle access through adjoining Council reserves. Note that rain may result in delays to vehicle access.

Conditions of access:

Access is subject to the weather and may not be possible or may be delayed following heavy rain, on days of Total Fire Ban and days where the Fire Danger Rating is Severe or above.

  • Access is only available on weekdays. Weekend access is not permitted.
  • Gates will be relocked by 3pm each day. All vehicles must have left the reserve by this time.
  • If the applicant is engaging a contractor to carry out works, the contractor must hold Public Liability Insurance and be able to supply a copy of the Certificate of Currency

  • No materials may be dumped or stored on Council land.

  • Native vegetation must not be damaged by vehicle movement or associated works.

  • The applicant is responsible for repairing any damage to the land surface eg wheel ruts, path damage

  • Vehicles are restricted to 10km/hr ie walking pace.

If you would like to proceed with a request for access you must complete and submit an application form.