Hoarding, temporary fencing, scaffolding, gantries

When do I need a permit?

You will require a permit if you erect a hoarding, temporary fencing, gantry, scaffolding or site shed on or over a road, footpath or any other land owned by us.

You will also be charged an occupation fee for any structure located on or over councils land.

How do I apply?

  1. Download the application form. Fill it out and save it to your hard drive to upload when submitting your application. You can only upload PDF, JPEG, JPG documents.   
  2. Read our permit user guide to help with submitting an online application, creating a new login and resetting your password.
  3. Submit your application online.
  4. You will receive automatic confirmation and an application number which must be used for all future correspondence.           
  5. You will be notified once an assessment has been completed.                  
  6. If your works involve closing any of our roads, you will need to provide 7 days written notification to surrounding residents. You can download our notification letter template to assist you. All stakeholders within 100m must be notified.  All letters must be stamped approved by Council prior to distribution. Please also attach a map for the proposed delivery are of the notification for approval. Permits will not be activated if the letter has not been approved.        
  7.  For CMP sites, please refer to your Planning Permit or visit the Construction Management Plan page on our website.

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How long will my application take to process?

Initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days. A permit cannot be issued until all required documentation has been supplied and is satisfactory.

Should you wish to speed up the process you can attend Richmond Town Hall in person and pay a fast track fee of $130.00. All required documentation must be supplied at this time.

How can I request an update of my permit application?

You can request an update of your permit application using an online enquiry. A permits officer will respond to your request.

Please note initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days.

How much will my permit cost?

Occupancy fees will be charged for the area on which you are placing hoarding, temporary fencing, gantry (includes gantry over a roadway or footpath), scaffolding or site shed. 

  • Permit fee: $86.10 
  • Occupancy fee
    • Private single dwelling or local shop trader: $5.20 per square metre per week
    • Commercial/Industrial property or two or more units: $9.50 per square metre per week
  • Inspection Fee
    • Private single dwelling or local shop trader: $157.00 (minimum of 2)
    • Commercial/Industrial property or two or more units: $279.50 (minimum of 2)
  • Out of hours inspection fee: $476.50 (if required)

Parking Fees

Parking Fees may apply if the area you are requesting is a metered parking bay.

  • Occupation of parking bays - parking metre/first day : $66.50
  • Parking metre/each day thereafter: $33.50

I want to extend my permit

An extension request must be submitted in writing at least 3 business days prior to your permit end date using the following link: Permits and Consents

On the right hand side of the webpage, under I WANT TO click on EXTEND MY PERMIT

You do not need to login, just fill in the details and follow the prompts. 

An additional $130 Fast track fee will apply if less than 1 business days’ notice is given. 

Occupation of Council land without a valid permit will result in enforcement action.

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