Access to community land

An application to access community land needs to be submitted when vehicles are required to cross community land to access privately owned property for any of the following purposes:

  • to transport building materials and equipment required for work that is to be, or is being, carried out on land adjoining the community land.
  • to remove waste that is consequential to such work.

Online

Approval to access community land for restricted purposes is made under the Community Land Management provisions of the Local Government Act 1993

Step 1.Gather your documents

If you are planning to access community land, you will be required to submit a Certificate of Currency policy with a minimum $20 million coverage prior to access. Lake Macquarie City Council will need to be noted as an interested party on the certificate. You will need to submit this document with your application.

A review of the Access to Community Land conditions(PDF, 313KB) will help avoid additional information requests to ensure an efficient and smooth application process.

For further advice relating to access to community land, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and ask to speak with our Parks Management officer.

Step 2.Pay

Fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we have received your application.

Step 3.Apply

Once you have reviewed the conditions of the application and gathered your documents, you can apply online. You will need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

In person

Approval to access community land for restricted purposes is made under the Community Land Management provisions of the Local Government Act 1993.

Step 1.Gather your documents

If you are planning to access community land, you will be required to submit a Certificate of Currency policy with a minimum $20 million coverage prior to access. Lake Macquarie City Council will need to be noted as an interested party on the certificate. You will need to submit this document with your application.

A review of the Access to Community Land conditions(PDF, 313KB) will help avoid additional information requests to ensure an efficient and smooth application process.

For further advice relating to access to community land, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and ask to speak with our Parks Management officer.

Step 2.Pay

Fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we have received your application.

Step 3.Visit us

Once you have reviewed the conditions of the application and gathered your documents, visit our Customer Service Centre where our team can assist you in completing the application online.