Approval to Undertake Works on or Near Roads - Hornsby Shire Council - New South Wales


You need this approval to undertake works on or near roads. The types of work requiring approval includes, but is not limited to:

  • opening a road (digging in or creating a trench through or under a kerb or footpath)
  • erecting, removing or interfering with a structure, work or tree on a public road (includes using small and/or large machinery on a public road)
  • pumping water into a public road from adjoining land
  • driving any vehicle across a kerb or footpath
  • creating a temporary vehicle crossing
  • connecting a road (whether public or private) to a public road.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must provide details of the:

  • type of work
  • location of work
  • expected duration of work.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Application All


  • class A (located not more than 300 mm into Council's footpath / footway) per lineal metre, per month - $35.50
  • class B (overhead protection across the whole of Council's footpath / footway with pedestrian access below and may be with or without  site sheds over the protection) per lineal metre, per month - $95.00
  • class C (located more than 300 mm and up to  1800 mm into Council's footpath / footway where the width is at least 3500 mm or not more than half the width of the footpath / footway, whichever is the lesser) per lineal metre, per month - $55.50.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All

Works zone:

  • application - $275.50
  • per linear metre per week - $21.50
  • per 2 signs, installation and removal - $768.00.

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 New South Wales

Administering agency

Hornsby Shire Council

Contact details

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