For any access to your property from an arterial road, you must first apply for a 'Creation of Access' Planning Permit. If your property is within urban boundaries (i.e. within the 80kph urban speed zones), Works Within Road Reserve consent is also required after your planning permit has been issued.
A VicSmart permit may be possible and can be a quicker option. Download the VicSmart Planning Permit to your desktop. For the application type, click on the button for ‘Buildings and works in special purpose zones’ leaving the box below blank. If you have had a pre-application meeting with a planner, enter the details of the meeting. If you need help with The Land details, contact me or the Planning Unit who can help you. For the Proposal you need to enter ‘Access to a road zone category 1’ which is the technical term for the access to your property from an arterial road.
As part of the Planning Permit process, your application will be referred to any relevant authorities for consent, including the Department of Transport. They will communicate directly back to our Planning Unit with consent details and a standard drawing applicable to the property if required.
As a standard, a culvert and drivable end walls are required for access.
Within urban areas, the Department of Transport is the Coordinating Authority and Council is the Responsible Authority for arterial roads. In these instances Council manage the nature strip, footpath and kerb & channelling between the arterial road and your property. On receipt of your Planning Permit, you will need to apply for Works Within Road Reserve consent as detailed above. As Planning Permit fees are required, in order to prevent the payment of fee upon fee, Glenelg Shire Council allows you to tick the ‘waiver’ request box in your Works Within Road Reserve application form.