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Works within Road Reserves

A Works within Road Reserve Permit must be obtained prior to any works being undertaken within Council road reserves.

This is to ensure that assets within road reserves are protected and reinstated to their original state after works have been carried out in the road reserve.

This permit is required if works are being undertaken with our road reserves such as:

  • Stormwater Drainage and Pit installations
  • Vehicle Crossing Construction and Modification
  • Footpath and Kerbing Replacement
  • Water Supply and Sewer Connections
  • Road Works
  • Signage and asset maintenance involving work on footpath or roadway

Permit Application

Permit applications are available at Southern Grampians Shire Council – 1 Market Place, Hamilton office or can be downloaded here. You will need to provide the following information when completing the application form.

  • Contractors details including contact numbers of works manager
  • A Certificate of Currency of your Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million
  • Details of dimensions, location and type of works
  • Details of who will be responsible for the reinstatement works

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability insurance ensures that the public are safe and liability for any accidents is covered by the person undertaking these construction works on your behalf. A minimum of $10 million worth of public liability cover is required. Applicants are advised that proof of cover in the form of a Certificate of Currency is necessary before the application can be filled out on your behalf.


Each permit is assessed on the requirements of the job depending on location, type of work etc. The Permit Fees are detailed on the Application Form and must be paid at the time of application to our 1 Market Place, Hamilton office.


The Works Manager is required to undertake or arrange reinstatement of affected infrastructure to Council standards.


Depending on the works, if you require an inspection, please contact Council's Engineering Services Officer on 5573 0256.

Shire Infrastructure
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone 03 5573 0256

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