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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
$1 per month (or part of a month) for each square metre of the street enclosed by any hoarding, fence or barrier.
Application for Licence to Obstruct a Thoroughfare or Verge - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)
Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)
Local law(s) name
Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2001
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