Temporary vehicle crossing - permit requirements

When do I need a permit?

You will need a permit if you are constructing or installing a temporary vehicle crossing.  The temporary vehicle crossing must be in accordance with Council Standard Drawings and to the satisfaction of our officers.  

What do I need to know about temporary vehicle crossings?   

  • Temporary Vehicle crossings must be in accordance with our standard drawings and to the satisfaction of one of our officers. Refer to our standard drawings : 

  Temporary vehicle crossing standard drawing - chequered plate

- Temporary vehicle crossing standard drawing - concrete

  •  Sites with an approved Construction Management Plan must install a temporary concrete vehicle crossing, for all other sites (single residential property) a temporary steel vehicle crossing will only be considered
  •  A vehicle crossing from an arterial road must be constructed in accordance with VicRoads Guidelines. 
  • If the proposed Vehicle Crossing is within a Tree Protection Zone (calculate TPZ)your application will be referred to Council's Arborist for their approval and you will be liable for costs for replacement and removal of any trees.
  •  Should you need to remove and relocate any council assets for the installation of the temporary vehicle crossing you will need to advise and indicate these on your site plan and attach with your online application.Council assets can include: parking signs, street trees, street furniture.Please note a referral will be required to the relevant internal department to review and approve the removal and if approved additional fees may be incurred.Indicate any affected council assets on your site plan.
  • If your works involve closing any of our roads, you will need to provide 7 days written notification to surrounding residents. Refer to Road Closure Notification Template which you can complete and attach with your online application. All stakeholders within 100m must be notified.

How do I apply?


In Your online application you will be required to provide the following mandatory documentation:

  • Certificate of Currency showing in minimum of $10 million public liability insurance
  • Traffic Management Plan as per requirements 
  • Site Plan of temporary vehicle crossover that should include:

- Location of temporary vehicle crossing in relation to subject site

- Subject site and it’s surrounds

-Existing utilities in proximity

  -Existing trees in proximity

- Existing drainage/road infrastructure in proximity

  •  Aftercare Plan (required where the concrete temporary vehicle crossover will take multiple days to install or concrete curing overnight)

  • Other Authority approvals

After you submit the application, you will receive an automatic notification with an application number which must be used for all future correspondence.

No works can begin until a permit has been issued and all conditions have been met. If any works begin before a Permit is issued enforcement action will be taken, which can include issuing notices, suspending works, fines, the possibility of court proceedings and may result in removal of the crossing.

2. Permit Issued

If the application is approved, we will send you an invoice. When the invoice is paid, a permit will be issued with conditions.

If your application is declined, you will be notified.

3. Inspections – Steel

Inspections are booked for the installation, removal, and each month the crossover is in place. 

4. Inspections – Concrete

A pre pour inspection & post pour inspection is required and will be booked in a minimum of 48 business hours after the permit has been issued.

If any issues are identified at the post-pour inspection, we will make contact with the responsible person. If no issues are identified, there will be no further contact until you need to remove the crossover and reinstate council’s asset. You will need to apply for a Road/Footpath Opening Consent prior to undertaking any reinstatement works.

A Council officer will inspect the works for:

  • Any public safety issues created by the works
  • Compliance with Council’s standards and Permit conditions
  • Reinstatement of the road reserve to the original condition
  • Any damage to Council assets within the road reserve

How long will my application take to process?

Initial assessment of your application can take up to 7 working days.  A permit cannot be issued until all required documentation has been supplied and is satisfactory

How can I request an update on my permit application?

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

Please note initial assessment of your application can take up to 7 working days.

How much does it cost?

  • Permit Fee
    Works to existing single residential properties/local shop traders (small business) - $174.70
    Commercial/Industrial properties or new build residential - $295.90
  • Inspection Fees (minimum of 2 inspections required) (monthly inspections required for steel vehicle crossings)
    Works to existing single residential properties/local shop traders (small business) - $166.40
    Commercial/Industrial properties or new build residential- $295.90

I want to extend my permit

You must extend your permit prior to the permit expiry date.

You can extend your permit by clicking on the button below and provide the following information:

Extend my permit

  • permit number
  • site address
  • number of weeks to be extended
  • if there is any changes to the area being occupied
  • contact details
  • certificate of currency - if the copy on file has expired, you need to send a new certificate of currency.
  • other authority approvals (if applicable) - if the extension dates are not covered in the approval on file, you need to contact the relevant authority and request changes.

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