Permits - vehicle, road and works related

1. Overview

Permits are required for any works impacting on Central Goldfields Shire Council assets including the road reserve.

Council Permits (excluding B Double Permits) can be applied for using the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form.(PDF, 237KB)

2. Vehicle Crossover Permits

A vehicle crossover is the link between your drive and the road.

The installation and maintenance of the crossover is the property owners’ responsibility. If you wish to put a new crossover in, or change an existing one, you need a permit from Council to do so. 

 All crossovers must:

  • have a permit before works start;
  • be built to Council standards; and
  • be inspected before any concrete is poured.

Crossovers must be built according to specifications:

  • Urban residential - SD240
  • Urban industrial – SD250
  • Rural – SD255

To apply for a permit you must complete the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form.(PDF, 237KB)

3. Consent for Works Permit - Excavation

A Permit is required to dig up any section of Council road or footpath. Council assets must be restored to their previous condition at the end of any works.  

To do so, a Consent for Works Permit must be obtained - the Consent for Works Permit is also known as a 'Road Opening Permit'. 

To apply for a permit you must complete the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form. (PDF, 237KB)

If the works are on a Regional Roads Victoria (VicRoads) road, you will need their authorisation. Visit VicRoads, call into a VicRoads office or call 13 11 71.

4. Road Occupation Permits

If you need to partly or completely block off a road or footpath for a period of time, you will need a Road Occupation Permit.

A General Road Occupation Permit is for general use such as events, markets and parades. .

A Construction Road Occupation Permit is for construction, scaffolding, fencing, hoarding or redevelopment.

Both of these permits can be applied for using the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form.(PDF, 237KB)

If the works are on a Regional Roads Victoria (VicRoads) road, you will need their authorisation. Visit VicRoads website, call into an office or call 13 11 71.

5. Storage Occupation Permit

If you are intending to place a rubbish skip or store anything temporarily on a nature strip/road reserve e.g. building supplies, you will need a Permit.

To apply for a permit you must complete the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form.(PDF, 237KB)

6. Landscaping and Street Tree Planting Permits

If you are planning to do any landscaping on a road reserve or are required to plant or replace a street tree you will need a Landscaping and Street Tree Planting Permit.

To apply for a Permit you must complete the Road and Public Places General Local Law – Part 2 Application Form.(PDF, 237KB)

7. B Double Permits

All permit applications for B Double and Higher Mass Limit vehicle use on Council’s local roads are to be sent to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

For more information on permit application requirements visit National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.