Planning, Rules & Payments
Works within Road Reserves
The road reserve includes the road, nature strip and footpath. Permits are required to be issued for all general openings in road reserves in the Towong Shire.
Where the road opening is necessary for a service authority to access their services, the work is part of scheduled maintenance or reconstruction work being carried out by the relevant authority and plans have been checked and approved by Council, then individual permits will not be required. This is because the approval of the work will cover any associated road openings. For all other road openings a permit for works within road reserves is required.
Where the road openings are carried out by sub-contractors, on behalf of service authorities, the relevant service authority must accept full responsibility for compliance with Council’s road opening requirements or ensure that a permit is obtained from Council by the sub-contractor.
For further clarification, please contact Towong Shire Council on (02 ) 6071 5100.