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Activities on Public Land

Section 68 Approvals 

Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 covers many types of activities that require Council's approval, including:

  • Managing waste in a public place

  • Operating a public car park

  • Carrying out stormwater drainage works

  • Street awnings and signs

  • Installing or operating an amusement device.

If you wish to carry out any of these activities, please contact us.  

Roads and Footpaths

Separate approval is required under Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993 and Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 for any of the following activities carried out in, on or over a public road (including the footpath) listed below: 

  • Placing or storing materials or equipment

  • Placing or storing skip bins

  • Erecting a structure or carrying out work

  • Swinging or hoisting goods over any part of a public road by means of a lift or crane

  • Pumping concrete from a public road

  • Pumping water from the site into the public road

  • Constructing a vehicular crossing or footpath

  • Establishing a 'works zone'

  • Digging up or disturbing the surface of a public road 

  • Stormwater and ancillary works in the road reserve

  • Stormwater and ancillary to public infrastructure on private land

  • If any excavation is to be supported by the use of below ground anchors that are constructed under Council’s roadways and footpaths. 

To obtain approval for any of the above activities, please contact us


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