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


You will require this approval if you intend 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

To be eligible for this approval 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.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

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

Apply Application All $124.00 Road opening.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Footpath Crossing Application - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for a Road Opening Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 NSW

Administering agency

The Hills Shire Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

The Hills Shire Council

Operating address: 3 Columbia Street
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales 2153
Mailing address: PO BOX 7064
Baulkham Hills BC, New South Wales 2153
Phone: 02 9843 0555
Fax: 02 9843 0409
Website: The Hills Shire Council (Opens in new window)