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Road and footpath closure permits

To undertake works on Council-owned roads, footpaths or naturestrips, builders and contractors are required to have a road and/or footpath closure permit before works commence.

Works include:

  • road openings
  • vehicle crossings 
  • service connections
  • landscaping works.

Your responsibilities

Builders and contractors are responsible for the safety of motorists and pedestrians during any works, as well as during any reinstatement works under the Road Management Act.

Apply for a permit

There are a number of documents that must be submitted with your road or footpath closure permit application.

1. Prepare your supporting documentation

When applying for a road or footpath closure permit you need to provide:

  • current Public Liability Insurance – Certificate of Cover
  • a Traffic Management Plan (incorporating a job site risk assessment)
  • a VicRoads approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if conducting works on an Arterial Road
  • a VicRoads approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if Major Traffic Control Items will be utilised, such temporary traffic signals
  • written notification to affected businesses/residents/public transport providers if applicable 
  • notification to Emergency Services of possible detours or expected significant delays.

2. Apply either online or in writing

Application for a road or footpath closure permit

3. Application assessment

Your permit will be sent to you within 10 business days from the date we receive your application, documents and fee.

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