Licence to Obstruct a Thoroughfare or Verge - Western Australia

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

As indicated on the licence.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $97.00

Minimum fee for hoarding, gantry or scaffolding.

Apply Application All $97.00

Road or footpath obstruction permit.

Apply Application All $183.00

Road closure processing fee.

Apply Licence All $1.00

Fee per square metre per month for hoarding, gantry or scaffolding.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996 WA

Local law(s) name

Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2017

Approval time

2 to 15 business days.

Administering agency

City of Perth

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

City of Perth

Operating address: 27 St George's Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX C120
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 9461 3333
Fax: 08 9461 3083
Email: info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Perth (Opens in new window)