Approval to Lease an Unused Public Road - Woollahra Municipal Council - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you own or lease land adjoining an unused public road (other than a Crown road) and want to lease that public road from the Council.

Please be aware that these leases usually cannot exceed five years in length and that the Council may cancel them at any time for any reason.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this Approval, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Council's application and processing fees must accompany the application.
  • A Lease or Licence will be subject to a market rent. This rent will be determined by an independent Valuer.
  • Prior to the issue of a Lease or Licence, the applicant must pay Council's valuation and legal costs, including any Stamp Duty incurred in granting the Lease / Licence.
  • Prior to the issue of a Lease or Licence, the applicant must obtain a Public Risk Insurance Policy in the amount of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) against any action that may arise from damage to property or injury to any person using the footway. Council must be nominated as an 'Interested Party' on the policy and indemnified against any claim.
  • The issue of a Lease / Licence will be in accordance with Council's Policy and Procedures for Leasing and Licensing of Council Controlled land, and in respect of a classified (main) road will be subject to the concurrence of the relevant authority.



As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1176.00

This is a minimum fee, payable up front. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 New South Wales

Administering agency

Woollahra Municipal Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.