Works within roads or footpaths

The COVID-19 coronavirus situation is changing rapidly and is impacting on Council operations.
There may be some unavoidable service response delays and disruptions to non-essential road access applications.
Urgent and emergency road access works will be prioritised on a case by case basis.
Generally we need 10 business days notice but due to the current situation be mindful of delays.
Find out more information about Council’s Coronavirus response plan here. 

What you need to consider:

All works on roads or footpaths require an application for a permit before you start any work.

A permit will not be issued until the application is reviewed by the appropriate Council officer, an assessment is made and full payment is received.

An application under the Roads Act and/or Local Government Act may apply, and in some cases a development application is required.

You will need to:

  • Get Council consent prior to start of work:
    • A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.
    • If your application needs to go to the Local Traffic Committee prior, please allow up to 10 weeks for your permit/consent for the work(s) to be approved.
  • Pay the relevant fees – see Inner West Council's fees and charges 
  • Submit a payment as per the payment options listed on the form
  • Include a public liability insurance policy for no less than $20,000,000 with Inner West Council listed  as an interested party.
  • Submit to your local Inner West Council Customer Service Centre

If you want to erect a scaffold, hoarding or a temporary fence or use a footpath, road or car park for a short time.

  • You need to get a permit before you start any work. A permit will not be issued until the application is reviewed by the appropriate Council officer and full payment has been made.
  • A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

Complete the following:

If you want to temporarily close a road.

If you want to temporarily or partially close a road :

A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

If your application needs to go to the Local Traffic Committee prior, please allow up to 10 weeks for your permit/consent for the work(s) to be approved.

Complete the following:

If you need to open up a road

You need to get a permit to open up a road before you start any work.

A permit will not be issued until the application is reviewed by the appropriate Council officer and full payment has been made.

A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

Complete the following:  

If you need to have a truck, crane, pump or boom vehicle

Any heavy plant such as concrete trucks, pumps or cranes require a permit application.

A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

Complete the following:

If you need to implement a works zone

A works zone will allow an associated vehicle to legally park in a street while approved works are carried out on the adjacent property. Works zone parking restricts parking in a signposted area.

Fees are determined by location of the works zone, the length (minimum 9 metres) and number of weeks required (maximum 12 weeks).

Complete the following:

A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

If your application needs to go to the Local Traffic Committee prior, please allow up to 10 weeks for your permit/consent for the work(s) to be approved.

If you want to build a driveway

If you require information on driveway processes or forms, please visit the driveways page.

If you need a filming and/or photography permit

You will need to apply for a permit if you want to film or take still photographs on Council-owned open or outdoor spaces such as footpaths, roads or parks.

A council officer will review your application and contact you within 10 days.

Visit the filming permit details and venues page for more information.

If you need to apply for accessibility parking

Visit the accessibility parking page for information about applying for an accessibility parking space.

If you need to place a skip bin (construction waste bin) on a public road

Visit the construction waste page for information and instructions.

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Page last updated: 07 Apr 2020