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 RMS approval must be obtained.
- If you are planning to build or move a driveway, submit a driveway application to receive approval for access to your property.
- 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 submit a road opening application to receive approval to open the road.
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.