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Working in Road Reserves

Prior to any works at your property which necessitate you, or a contractor employed by you, to excavate any part of the road reserve outside your property, eg road surface, footpath, naturestrip, street or drainage reserve, the Road Management Act 2004 requires that you obtain a Consent for Works Permit from the responsible Road Authority.

In order to ensure that Council maintains a safe and effective infrastructure, Knox City Council requires that all work in the Road Reserve be done within Council guidelines and specifications.

Enquiries regarding requests to conduct works within the Road Reserve within the municipality can be made in several ways:

The consent process for working in Council Owned or Managed Land consists of the following steps:

  • Customer completes Works Within Municipal Road Reserve notice and submits to Council.
  • Knox City Council will send you a letter advising conditions which you must comply with when undertaking works and the appropriate fee to be paid or alternatively reasons why request is denied.
  • When approved an inspection is to be arranged once the permit for undertaking the works has been issued.

If you would like any more information, please contact our Asset Preservation Officer on 9298 8195.

Council Reserve Access

Enquiries regarding requests to access Council owned or managed land with the municipality can be made in several ways:

  • In person to Customer Service at the Knox Civic Centre.
  • Internet, email, fax or letter.
  • Download an 'Application for Council Reserve Access Permit' below.

The consent process for Accessing Council Owned or Managed Land consists of the following steps:

  • Customer completes 'Council Reserve Access Permit form - Notification of Proposed Works' and submits to Council.
  • An Asset Protection Officer will inspect the site to consider the request.
  • If denied, the customer will be notified in writing and given reasons why.
  • If approved, a Council Reserve Access Permit form is lodged along with the fee and payment of a bond.
  • Council inspects the site and the applicant is notified in writing of the outcome. If works are completed as per the permit the bond is then released.

If you would like any more information, please contact our Site Enforcement Officer on 9298 8869.

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