We are responsible for the ongoing management of road reserves within our road network, but you can apply to use a road reserve for proposed works, activities or events.
A road reserve is the section of land between property boundaries, divided by a road. This often includes nature strips, trees, footpaths, kerbs, gutters, and the road itself. In some cases, property owner assets such as driveways and water connection pipes or fittings may be included in a road reserve classification.
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Applying to use a road reserve
You can apply for consent to use a public road reserve, as per Section 138 of the Roads Act (1993). An application is required for all proposed works, activities or events.
Choose from the tabs below to prepare and submit your application, depending on which activity you are planning to undertake. There are associated fees and charges when submitting an application.