Hoisting activity

Hoisting activity

Over public roads

To hoist over or above a public road, which includes the roadway, pedestrian footpaths and cycleways, approval is required under section 68 of the Local Government Act and section 138 of the Roads Act. This includes using mobile equipment that is placed on a public road and site-installed equipment such as tower cranes.

If you’re using any equipment listed below, you need approval from the City. If public access around the site is likely to be affected with mobile hoisting equipment, you may be required to provide additional information, such as a traffic/pedestrian control plan to support your application. 

Mobile devices 

  • mobile cranes including crane trucks and Hiabs
  • cherry-pickers and elevated work platforms

For mobile hoisting devices operating from a public road, lodge an application for mobile hoisting devices operating from a road/footway to gain approval. At least 2 days’ notice (excluding weekends and public holidays) must be provided when seeking approval to hoist using mobile devices placed on a roadway. Application fees are not payable at lodgement stage.

Contacts

For further information and advice about whether a control plan is required for mobile devices, please contact:

Construction Regulation Team
02 9265 9738

Site-based devices

  • site-installed cranes
  • personnel and materials hoists
  • mast climbing work platforms and suspended scaffolds (swinging stages)

If you are installing the equipment on-site, lodge an application for site-based hoisting devices operating over a public road.

If you need to renew a hoisting permit, lodge a renewal application for site-based hoisting devices operating over a public road.

Contacts

For further information and advice about whether a control plan is required for site-based devices, please contact:

Building Certification Team
02 9265 9751

Examples of hoisting activity: suspended work platforms on a tall office block, and a crane lifting a skip over a roadway.

Pictured: mast-climbing elevated work platforms operating above a public road, and hoisting from and above a public road.

Last updated: Wednesday, 21 December 2016