Licence to Obstruct a Thoroughfare or Verge - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to place obstructions or building material on a thoroughfare or verge. A public thoroughfare is any street, way or other public place. The verge is any area beside the thoroughfare but does not include any footpath.

Obstructions and building material include, but are not limited to, cranes, hoists, hoardings, fences, building materials or waste, and bulk storage containers. All obstructions must be placed within protective barriers for public safety. Sufficient light must also be provided at night to prevent accidents.

Any damage to a public thoroughfare due to the placement of obstructions must be repaired to the satisfaction of the local government. The Council requires that a deposit be paid that will be used if such repairs are not made to the required standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Your permit may be subject to any of the following requirements:

  • Conditions requiring you to set up hoardings, fences or other protective structures to protect public safety;
  • Charges for any damage to the public thoroughfare; and
  • Payment of a deposit to cover the cost of repairing any damage to the public thoroughfare.

Please note that all things and protective structures set up on the thoroughfare must be provided with sufficient lightning during night to prevent accidents.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

One year.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

$1 per month (or part of a month) for each square metre of the street enclosed by any hoarding, fence or barrier.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Licence to Obstruct a Thoroughfare or Verge - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Rockingham

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2001

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
City of Rockingham


Operating address:
Civic Boulevard
Rockingham
WA 6168
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2142
Rockingham DC, Western Australia 6967

Phone:

08 95280333

Fax:

08 95921705
customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

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