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Working in the Road Reserve

Contractors working in the road reserve are responsible for ensuring, so far as reasonably practicable, that all precautions are taken to ensure the health and safety of all persons engaged in the workplace.  Contractors are also responsible for ensuring that their employees, sub-contractors, visitors and members of the public are safe from injury and risks to health as a result of the works being undertaken.

At a minimum the following must be provided and maintained:

  • a safe working environment
  • safe systems at work
  • plant and materials in a safe condition.

Application for Works in the Road Reservation

If you plan to work in a road reservation in Meander Valley you are required to fill out and submit to Council an 'Application for Works in the Road Reservation' (a pdf document of the Application is provided below).

The purpose of this application is for Council to provide Permit approval for any works to be undertaken in the road reservation that impact Council assets or involve public safety.  This includes construction works for driveway crossovers.

Application for Works in the Road Reservation(119 kb)

Driveway Crossover Information Sheet(143 kb)

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