There are a number of conditions which must be adhered to by contractors undertaking works within road reserves. These should be read and understood prior to submitting an application for a permit.
Contractor responsibilities and conditions(PDF, 75KB)
Contractors and works managers must undertake reinstatement of any affected infrastructure to Council standards and satisfaction.
If reinstatement work is not undertaken to Council satisfaction, Council may elect to reinstate or rectify any defects and charge the costs back to the contractor or works manager.
Inspections may be conducted by the appropriate Council department officers, prior to, and on the completion of the works.
Further enquiries can be made to Council via the Lodge a Request form.
Road management (works and infrastructure) regulations 2015 - reg 6
Meaning of minor works
(1) Minor works are any of the following kinds of works undertaken by a utility, a provider of public transport, a responsible road authority or an agent of any of these bodies—
(a) the installation, repair or maintenance of aerial cables or other overhead non-road infrastructure;
(b) works undertaken so as to enable a person to be provided a service by a utility;
(c) the repair or maintenance of—
(i) street lighting; or
(ii) bus stop infrastructure, tram stop infrastructure or other public transport related non-road infrastructure located on the roadside; or
(iii) tram tracks, including the roadway area between and on the outside of the tram tracks for which the relevant provider of public transport is responsible;
(d) the excavation of—
(i) any part of a road other than a roadway, pathway or shoulder; or
(ii) an area of a roadway, pathway or shoulder;
Regulation 6(2)(b) provides that if works under regulation 6(1)(d)(ii) also exceed 8·5 square metres, these works are not minor works.
(e) the use of an access hole for the purpose of accessing, repairing or maintaining infrastructure under a road;
(f) the installation, repair or maintenance of traffic control devices carried out in accordance with the Road Safety Act 1986 or any regulations made under that Act;
(g) the repair or maintenance of poles;
(h) the replacement or relocation of a single pole in an urban area (unless those works are part of works to replace or relocate 2 or more consecutive poles);
(i) the replacement or relocation of not more than 3 poles in an area other than an urban area (unless those works are part of works to replace or relocate more than 3 consecutive poles);
(j) the pruning of a tree or other vegetation;
(k) the removal of a tree or other vegetation in accordance with any Act other than the Act;
(l) any other works conducted for the purpose of repairing, inspecting, operating or testing an asset or for the purpose of a survey.
(2) If any of the works listed in subregulations (1)(a) to (l) also consist of, or include any of the following works, these works are not "minor works"—
(a) service extension works;
(b) the excavation of an area of a roadway, pathway or shoulder exceeding 8·5 square metres;
(c) works undertaken by a utility to decommission or remove, by excavating or filling any part of a road, non-road infrastructure (other than poles, aerial cables or other overhead non-road infrastructure)—
(i) that is located longitudinally within a road reserve—
(A) over a distance exceeding 100 metres in an urban area; or
(B) over a distance exceeding 300 metres in any other area; or
(ii) that is located under a roadway, pathway or shoulder and the works require the excavation of more than 8·5 square metres of that roadway, pathway or shoulder; or
(iii) that affects road-related infrastructure