The road reserve is the Local Government Controlled Area outside of the property boundary. To ensure a reasonable level of safety for all users and the protection existing infrastructure, Council must approve all works within the road reserve.
All roads and pathways must be made safe at the end of the day to allow for the safe flow of vehicles, cycle and pedestrian traffic.
Refer to Expectations of the property owner and the construction industry if you are required to lodge an Operational Works application.
The Development Permit is administered by the Development Services unit. Allow up to thirty five (35) business days for a decision in accordance with the Planning Act 2016.
Gantries, hoarding, scaffolding or works related to development approvals
(where and Operational Works application has not been conditioned)
For most other kinds of works on road, except for driveways or closures for events, an application for the Alteration or Improvement to Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads is required.
This permit is administered by the Licensing and Approvals unit. Allow up to ten (10) business days for a decision.
Temporary road closures for activities and/or events
(not associated with development)
A permit is required prior to conducting an activity or event located wholly or partially within the road reserve. Special traffic arrangements may be required to manage activities such as marathons, fun runs, cycling events, parades, marches, charity events etc. The event may also require multiple agency involvement, including the Department of Transport and Main Roads and/or the Queensland Police.
Where a temporary road closure is proposed, an Application for Temporary Road Closure is required. This permit is administered by the Infrastructure Planning unit. Allow up to ten (10) business days for a decision.
Where proposed activities require both the temporary storage of materials on the road reserve and road closure, you may require approval from both Licensing and Approvals and Infrastructure Planning.