Construction permits & approvals
We provide services to the construction sector, grant approvals for works in public spaces, monitor construction sites and check site operation compliance.
Flexible regulations for businesses extended
The NSW Government has extended the date of temporary changes to the planning system until 31 March 2022.
In March 2020 the government amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to include a new regulation allowing for a range of new ministerial orders in response to the pandemic.
The changes allow the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces to make an order for development to be carried out without the normal planning approval to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, the NSW Government has issued ministerial orders under the act including:
- extending retail trading, delivery and waste removal hours
- allowing home businesses to operate 24 hours a day
- providing more flexible conditions for takeaway food and beverage facilities, food trucks and dark kitchens
- allowing construction sites to operate the same hours on weekdays, weekends and public holidays
- permitting temporary pop-up cycleways within the City of Sydney local area
- allowing temporary vehicle sanitisation stations for the professional cleaning of taxis, ride share and community transport vehicles.
For full details visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
Construction permits & approvalsTemporarily close a full road for construction work (mobile crane, road works).At least $1,776
Construction permits & approvalsA road opening application is required before you dig within a public roadway and footpath.
Construction permits & approvalsMeet with us to discuss impacts like traffic and people walking past a construction site.Free
Construction permits & approvalsAn on-street works zone, sometimes known as a construction loading zone, is a section of road where vehicles involved in construction work can stop.
Construction permits & approvalsApproval is needed to connect your driveway to a road.
Construction permits & approvalsWe regulate hoisting activity using mobile or site-based devices.At least $193
Construction permits & approvalsWe regulate construction works that require a footpath, cycleway or roadway to be temporarily closed or partially obstructed.About 2 days · At least $97
Construction permits & approvalsA construction traffic management plan (CTMP) assesses impacts on the local road network created by development.
Working with the construction sector
Construction sites and their impact on public spaces are monitored including inspecting hoardings, works zones, road openings and temporary works. This includes barricading and the construction and ongoing condition of temporary vehicle crossings.
We also check site operations to ensure they comply with the conditions of development consent.
Work outside approved hours of consent
All construction work should be undertaken within the approved hours and days of operation, however we understand that there may be circumstances where work may need to occur outside these times.
We can only consider works outside approved times under exceptional circumstances.
Any issues in relation to working outside of approved consent times must be reported immediately to us on 02 9265 9738.