Works in the road reserve/verge
Any short term obstruction of the road reserve, such as bins, cranes/ cherry pickers, building materials/ equipment or vehicles, requires permission from the City of Fremantle by completing an obstruction application form.
A traffic/pedestrian management plan is required for all applications, excluding bins, by an accredited traffic consultant. A permit will be issued for a fee of $57 inclusive of GST.
For long term hoarding of building materials/equipment, safety fencing, scaffolding or gantry obstructions the hoarding application form will need to be submitted to the City. A small fee will apply on a square metreage rate of $1 per month and a verge bond of $2 000 may be requested, which will be held until works are completed.
The City of Fremantle undertakes to provide safe and well maintained infrastructure therefore, when undertaking works that will effect public land, its important that these works are controlled and undertaken in a safe manner for the protection of the public.
At all times, people undertaking building pro demolition works will need to obtain a separate permit to use the verge and protect the City's infrastructure in the road reserve.
Once you have obtained your building or demolition permit you will be advised through the development approval process that you are required to obtain a verge use and infrastructure protection permit with a minimum $2 000 bond for building permits and $3 000 bond for demolition permits.
For people undertaking demolition, you are required to sign a demolition bond agreement at the time of submitting the bond. Approval will not be given until both the agreement is received and bond paid.
Upon completion of the building works, contact the City's technical services compliance officer to arrange an inspection, clearance and release of the verge bond.
Additional permits may be required depending on the type of activities you intend to undertake during the duration of the works.
There are two basic forms to use:
Obstruction application form – a permit for short periods for example:
- cherry pickers
- cranes, excavation
- safety barricading
- mobile scaffolding
- other obstructions.
Hoarding application form – a permit for longer periods for gantry or scaffolding, or for the hoarding of materials such as bricks and sand. Fees of $1 per square metre for each month's usage apply, and a bond may be requested.
All permit applications should be submitted 5 full working days prior to works commencing, except for hoarding applications and full road closures, which must be submitted at least 10 full working days prior to commencing (more if possible).
Permits are essential, as infringements will apply.