Activity or Work within a Council Street

A person seeking to occupy or obstruct a Council Street/Road/Footpath Reservation must first complete an Application for Conduct of an Activity or Work within a Council Street, and obtain a Permit from the Council.

Background

The Burnie City Council may grant a permit to allow temporary occupation or obstruction of a part only of a Council street in association with the conduct of a public event, or with the conduct of building, construction maintenance or repair activity on adjoining land or premises, including the temporary storage of equipment or materials, and the placement of equipment, hoists and machines.

Any temporary occupation or obstruction of a street within the Burnie municipality must comply with the requirements in accordance with the Burnie City Council Highways By-law No. 3 of 2013.  The By-law provides a means for managing and controlling a variety of activities that may occur within a local highway. The objective of the by-law is to ensure the function, safety and physical condition of local Highways/Roads/Streets within Burnie are protected.

Application for Permit

A person seeking to occupy or obstruct a Council street must first complete an Application for Conduct of an Activity or Work within a Council Street, and obtain a Permit from the Council.

Application for a permit must be made in writing and be accompanied by the following information -

  1. A statement describing the intended activity or work ;
  2. Details of location and extent of activity or work;
  3. Such other information as may be reasonably required to assist understanding of the intended activity, and its impacts. Dates time, and duration for the proposed activity should be clearly stated.

The Permit Application Form should be completed and submitted not less than ten (10) working days prior to the date for conduct of the activity for which a permit is required. If consultation with an external agency or a public notification is required submission time may be longer. This will enable assessment, request of additional information, and the determination, grant and preparation of a permit sufficiently ahead of the activity.

Emergencies

A temporary obstruction or occupation of a road in association with an emergency situation will not require a permit. Full closure and occupation of a highway so as to prevent passage of pedestrians and vehicles will require an application and approval in accordance with requirements of Section 19 or Section 20 Local Government (Highways) Act 1982.

The Highways By-Law

The Highways By-Law of the Burnie City Council made under Section 145 of the Local Government Act 1993 is for the purpose of regulating and controlling conduct on the highways in the municipal area.

Highways By-law No. 3 of 2013.