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Public Space Occupation

It is important that any works associated with building, development, repair and maintenance that require part of or all of the activity to be undertaken from public land obtain permission prior to the commencement of the activity. 

The following are a sample of activities that require approval:

  • erecting hoarding, temporary fencing or scaffolding on Council land
  • placing an industrial bin or building materials on Council land
  • activities that result in partial or full closure of footpaths or roadways, such as crane or truck deliveries or the operation of a concrete pump
  • protection of a building site / work area

What are the costs?

There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00 which must be paid upon submission of your application. On approval, one of the following Fees will apply:

Permit Fee – Minimum Fee $50.00
Permit Fee $3.00 per metre2, per calendar week or part thereof

Long term projects may be eligible for a 20% reduction in permit fees.  Any development involving metre parking will be charged an additional fee based on actual revenue lost. 

Additional costs associated with consultation and advertising may also apply where a road or footpath closure or occupation of Community Land is involved.

What do you need to know?

You will need to supply the following information with your application:

  • Traffic Management Plan
  • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
    Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy.
  • Copies of consultation with any potentially affected stakeholders
  • Plan showing dimensions of area to be occupied

Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council. An application that involves a full or partial road or footpath closure, or occupation of Community Land can take up to 16 weeks to be assessed. Additional costs associated with consultation and advertising may also apply.

How to apply?

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within five business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions. A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice. Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198

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