By law, you must get consent from the 'coordinating road authority' if your event or works will impact traffic or pedestrians. This includes occupying the road reserve for an event or any other purpose.
Who is the coordinating road authority?
The City of Greater Dandenong is the coordinating road authority for local roads. VicRoads is the coordinating road authority for arterial roads.
What permits do I need?
Depending on what you are doing, you may need several permits.
The following list contains some of the common permits required for road and other works, and events on roads and paths:
- Civil Works Permits
- Vehicle Crossing Permits
- Festivals Permit
- Footpath Trading
- Road Closures and Mobile Crane Permits
- Roadside Vending
- Shipping Containers
- Skip Bins
- Heavy Vehicle Access Permits
For more information about working within the road reserve, visit the VicRoads website.
Do I also need a Traffic Management Plan?
You will need a Traffic Management Plan as well as a permit if your works or event impacts vehicle or pedestrian traffic. This includes if you want to close nature strips.
In line with the Road Management Act, Council charges a fee for assessing
- Traffic Management Plans (TMPs)
- Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGSs).
Council will issue an invoice, which you must pay, before Council will give consent for a TMP or TGS.