Approval to Lease an Unused Public Road - New South Wales

Description

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.

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

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.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

The minimum fee for this application is $888 and is payable up front.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Woollahra Municipal Council

Operating address: 536 New South Head Road
Double Bay, New South Wales 2028
Mailing address: PO BOX 61
Double Bay, New South Wales 1360
Phone: 02 9391 7000
Fax: 02 9391 7044
Email: records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au
Website: Woollahra Municipal Council (Opens in new window)