Road, footpath and road related area closure application
You require approval from Bayside Council if you plan to temporarily close any part of the roads, footpaths, or road related areas like a Council car park, to vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic.
Closures are often required to support the following activities:
- Filming and photography
- Health and community events
- Construction activity and utility works.
You need to complete the Filming and photography application if you plan on closing a road, footpath, or Council car park to conduct filming or photography.
See the Local Government Filming Protocol for more information on filming and photography in the Bayside Local Government Area.
The filming and photography application must be submitted separately from the Road, footpath and road related closure application.
The use of road, footpath, or Council carpark to provide short-term health and community services such as blood bank, and breast screening, are exempt from some fees, subject to our approval.
You will need a Road opening permit with your application if you plan to open a road as part of your closure.
You will need to apply for a Stand and Operate Registered Vehicle or Plant Application instead of this application if you are proposing to close part of the road to use a mobile crane or concrete truck/pump on the street. See below for similar applications.
You may need to contact other regional, state or federal authorities before your applications can be approved.
Lodging an application without approval from other authorities will delay the assessment of your application.
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)
If the proposed closure is on, or within 100m of, a TfNSW classified state or regional road or within 100m of a traffic light, the activity cannot commence unless a Road Occupancy License (ROL) has been obtained from the Traffic Management Centre. Activities and the hours of work may be restricted and/or subject to conditions.
You will be required to obtain approval from the Bus Operator if the proposed closure is on the carriageway impacting an existing bus route, or adjacent to an existing bus stop.
You will need to gain approval from the Local Police Command if the proposal seeks to close the carriageway, and/or the full road.
We require lodgement of all plans and supporting documentation in digital form as PDF documents.
- Traffic Management Plan – A plan (prepared by TfNSW accredited person) in compliance with TfNSW Traffic Control at Work Sites Manual Guidelines – AS1742.3 and Work Cover NSW regulations.
- Certificate of Currency – A Certificate of Currency must identify the proposed permit holder as the insured party, with the value of Public Liability Insurance being no less than $20,000,000. The Certificate of Currency must have an expiry date at least three (3) months later than the finish date for the proposed work activity.
- TfNSW Approval – A Road Occupancy Licence must be obtained from TfNSW for approval of the occupation of roadway on a Classified Road.
- Bus Operator Approval – external written approval from Sydney Buses if works are to impact an existing bus route.
- Local Police Approval - Approval/acknowledgement from the Local Police Command if works are to impact traffic on the roadway (e.g., road closures)
Press the Apply online button to start the lodgement process, you will be asked to make a payment to complete lodgement.
Payment made by MasterCard or Visa incur a service fee of 0.5%.
Payments made by MasterCard or Visa incur a service fee of 0.5%.
A non-refundable application fee is required at submission.
The application fee must be paid in full before the assessment of the application can begin.
We will advise of the remaining fees during review and assessment of the application.
See our Fees and Charges.
Application fee at lodgement
Fees after lodgement
|Road / footpath closure
|Per lineal metre, per lane, per day
Off-street parking space closure
|Per space, per day
Security deposit for closures greater than 1 month duration
|Refundable upon completion
Once your application is received you may be contacted for further information.
Your application is not a permit to undertake work. Your permit will only be issued after assessment, approval and outstanding fees are paid in full.
A minimum period of 10 working days is required to assess the application. Longer processing times are required for large works or for activities on Classified roads, which require the concurrence from relevant stakeholders.
If you have any questions, contact on 1300 581 299 Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5pm
You will need to apply for a Stand and Operate Registered Vehicle or Plant Application instead of this application if you are proposing to close part of the road to use a mobile crane or concrete truck/pump on the street.