Doing private works on Council roads
If you're planning on carrying out works or activities on Council roads and footpaths, including constructing a driveway, you must seek Council approval before starting.
The below process and documentation is required for roadworks and construction zones, as well as building related works including hoarding and scaffolding.
- Fill in the Application for Works Zones and Temporary Road Closures, or Application for Hoardings, Scaffolding and Other Temporary Structures, as relevant to your work activity.
- A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) prepared by an RMS accredited certifier in accordance with Roads and Maritime Services, Traffic Control at Work Sites Manual.
- Submit the application to email@example.com, in person at Council's Citizens Service Centre or at by mail. No other methods of submitting applications will be accepted.
If you are cleaning up or doing renovations and need to place a waste container on a Council road or footpath, then you will need to complete an Application for Placement of Bulk and Skip Waste Containers and submit to Council for approval. Council’s general conditions relate to the Centre for Road Safety technical direction, Placement of Bulk and Skip Waste Containers.
All current and intending homeowners, builders and designers should be aware of, and take into account, information regarding footpaths. All footway crossings and driveways are to be constructed in strict accordance with Council's specifications and conditions by submitting an Application to construct private works on a footway.
Road and footpath openings
Before the surface of any road or footpath is disturbed, the licensed plumber/contractor or other person in charge of the work must immediately contact Council’s Infrastructure & Works department either in person or by phone or email and provide the necessary details to make an Application for a road opening permit (S138). A copy of these conditions will then be issued prior to the commencement of work.
If you are seeking to temporarily close a public road to hold an event you must complete the below application forms and submit to Council.
- Special Events application - please submit the application to Council at least 16 weeks prior to the event date.
Applications must be accompanied by a Traffic Management Plan and a Certificate of Currency Public Liability Insurance that is no less than $20 million with Maitland City Council noted as an indemnified party on the documentation.