Application for works within road reserve

A road reserve is the section of land between your property line and the road. If you plan to undertake works within a road reserve you'll need to get a permit. Works within the Road Reserve permits are triggered by activities such as; crossover works, landscaping of nature strips, tree removal and/or tree replacement, barricading around worksites and placement of skip bins on the road reserve 

In person

Step 1.Read the customer checklist

Familiarise yourself with the customer checklist before starting your application. This will ensure you have considered all the variables before you make an application.

Step 2.Gather your documents

To apply for a permit, you'll need the following documents:

Step 3.Visit us

Bring your documents into our Government Centre at 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card.

Step 4.Site inspection for vehicles crossings only

If your permit is approved, you need to construct the crossover to boxed stage. You will then need to book an inspection with us to check boxing and set up (minimum 24 hours notice).

Step 5.Final site inspection for vehicles crossings only

If your boxing is approved, pour the crossover. After pouring, we will need to inspect the site again to ensure it is compliant. If any issues are identified, these will need to be rectified. 

Step 6.Restore the nature strip

The final step is restoring or establishing the nature strip area. 

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Step 1.Read the customer checklist

Familiarise yourself with the customer checklist before starting your application. This will ensure you have considered all the variables before you make an application.

Step 2.Gather your documents

To apply for a permit, you'll need the following documents:

Step 3.Send

Send a copy of your documents along with a cheque or money order to the Rural City of Wangaratta, PO Box 238, Wangaratta 3676. 

Credit card payments can also be made over the phone on 03 5722 0888.

Step 4.Site inspection for vehicles crossings only

If your permit is approved, you need to construct the crossover to boxed stage. You will then need to book an inspection with us to check boxing and set up (minimum 24 hours notice).

Step 5.Final site inspection for vehicles crossings only

If your boxing is approved, pour the crossover. After pouring, we will need to inspect the site again to ensure it is compliant. If any issues are identified, these will need to be rectified. 

Step 6.Restore the nature strip

The final step is restoring or establishing the nature strip area. 

Before you start your permit application, we recommend that you:

  • Check the site and layout of proposed crossover for services, structures, trees, sight distances, parking restrictions and practicality. Council will not pay to change any of these parameters so think carefully.
  • Ensure the person doing the work has public liability insurance as a copy of this is required by Council before working in the road reserve
  • Read the conditions of the permit, and if hiring a contractor to do the work, ensure that they are aware of the content of the document. If crossovers are not constructed to standard, there is a possibility of fines and/or reinstatement of the area
  • Consider if variations are required based on conditions of permit and consult with council about them. If appropriate, book an inspection with Council to discuss crossover and any identified issues. DO NOT begin construction until these variations have approval, reconstructing a crossover is expensive and time consuming