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When do you need an access across reserves permit?

You need an access across reserves permit to get access to private property through an adjoining Council reserve or Council property for any building works or similar.

There are some reasons where we may not issue a permit depending on:

  • seasonal conditions - we are less likely to approve a permit during winter as there is a higher likelihood of damage to our reserves and land or
  • environmentally sensitive areas. 

 

Who can apply?

The property owner and/or their contractor can apply for this permit.

 

How much does it cost?

The application fee is $150.00 (non-refundable)

You will also need to pay a refundable security deposit (minimum $250 to $2,000+)

 

How to apply

To apply for consent you will need:

  • A completed application form:
    Application Form - Access Across Reserves Permit
    Application Form - Access Across Reserves Permit
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  • Supporting documentation

 

What happens next?

Allow 14 business days for us to review your application.

The following process once we receive your application:

  1. We will conduct inspections to determine the security deposit, refunds and damages. We will advise you by email if your application is approved or not. If approved, we will issue a tax invoice for both the permit fee and the security deposit.

  2. You pay the tax invoice and security deposit to receive the permit by email.

  3. Read the permit conditions carefully. We may revoke the permit if conditions are not met and an infringement may be issue

  4. Upon your advice, we will inspect the site after the work has ceased to determine if any reinstatement works are needed prior to releasing the refundable security deposit.

    1. If there is no damage and the inspection is signed off as satisfactory, we will return your security deposit. The security deposit is paid as a bank transfer into your nominated bank account.

    2. If any damage is noted, we will contact you to arrange reinstatement works. The permit-holder is responsible for all damage caused by works, and the damage must be reinstated to our satisfaction.
       

How to cancel

Contact us to cancel your application.

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