A minor public works application is required when there are minor works planned within the road reserve (e.g road, footpath, nature strip or Council verge), including access to property and road openings for utility connections. Approval can be given under sec 138 of the Roads Act 1993. Where the work is planned on major roads Transport for NSW approval must be obtained.
- If you are planning to build or move a driveway, complete the driveway section within the Minor Public Works application to receive approval for access to your property. A separate application is required for each driveway.
- If you need to dig into the road reserve (e.g. road, footpath, nature strip, Council verge or footway) to connect to utilities such as gas, water, power, communications or stormwater connections, you must complete the road opening sections within the Minor Public works application to receive approval to open the road.
- If you are completing both types of work, fill in all sections to have your works considered within the one application. Lodgement of a combined Driveway Crossing and Road Opening application will attract just one application fee.
For larger construction jobs i.e. installation of footpaths, street trees, major utility connection to new developments (where the work involves reinstatement of multiple assets) a Public Works Certificate is required.
If you are repairing an existing driveway to the same dimensions, you do not need to complete a Minor Public Works application, however you do need to comply with Council standards, linked at the bottom of this page.
If you need occupy Council's road reserve on a temporary basis, i.e storage compound, hoarding type A, B or C, crane or platform, ground anchors or shipping container, you need to fill out an application for a temporary structure or occupation of road reserve.