Road Openings

A Road Opening Permit is required before any opening is made in a road managed by Council including an opening made to construct a driveway.

Typical activities for which a permit is required include laying or repairing a buried pipe or cable, installing or repairing any other buried service, constructing a driveway of concrete or pavers, construting an irrigation or drainage ditch or installing privately owned posts and poles.

Where a Contractor is engated to carry out work on a road, either the Contractor or the person for whom the work is being done can apply for the permit.

Contractors must make sure that a permit has been granted before starting work and must have the permit on site while work is in progress.

A "Road" means the full width of any road reserve, from property line to property line, and includes any road pavement, footpath, kerb, naturestrip, swale, shoulder, verge etc.

For the relevant design and construction standards for Driveways and Drainage Infrastructure enforced by Gannawarra Shire Council, please refer to the current version of the Infrastructure Design Manual:

Infrastructure Design Manual