Road openings

A road opening permit allows a person to excavate public assets such as roads and road shoulders, footpaths, kerb and gutter and nature strips. A permit is required by Council prior to any work taking place.

Please note: larger projects involving construction/reconstruction of Council infrastructure under a Development Approval require Roads Act Approval rather than a road opening permit. Driveway applications are also considered under a separate application.

Applying for a permit

Apply below, with an upfront payment for the permit application and restoration fee. This fee will be based on Council’s current fees and charges

Any additional restoration charges which may be incurred by Council to restore the road to its original condition will be assessed by Council staff and is payable by the applicant.

Upon receipt of payment, road opening permits are typically issued within 3 to 7 days.

Apply for road opening permit

Standard conditions for operating road opening permits(PDF, 67KB)

Any contractor used must have experience and hold a current public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 for work on public roads.