Get approval for a works zone
An on-street works zone, sometimes known as a construction loading zone, is a section of road where vehicles involved in construction work can stop.
Project Status: When you need to do this
Construction works: End of year exclusion zones
Due to extended retail trading hours, school holidays and increased pedestrian traffic across the City of Sydney local area over the Christmas and New Year period there will be limited construction approvals.
Construction work approvals including crane licences, temporary works permits, road opening permits and hoarding works will be limited from 7 December 2020 to 2 January 2021.
All applications submitted will be treated on a case by case basis but are not guaranteed.
What you need to do
Complete the application form
- The form details applicable fees and charges, required documentation and submission dates.
- Fill in all fields. Your application may be delayed if you do not provide adequate information on this form.
Lodge the form by email or in person
Emailed forms and payment
Please do not include payment details with this form. We will contact you to obtain payment.
Before you start
Unsuitable works zone locations
Works zones are generally not suitable in the following locations:
- Bus zones
- Taxi zones
- Bus lanes or clearways
- Within 20m of an intersection with traffic lights
- Within 10m of an intersection without traffic lights.
Works zones may not be permitted in areas that are signposted No Parking, No Stopping or where we deem it unsuitable.
Construction traffic management plan
If a construction traffic management plan is a condition of development consent, you must have an approved plan prior to applying for a works zone. The proposed works zone must comply with the plan.
Hoisting from a works zone
If you’re proposing to swing or hoist goods from a works zone with a lift, hoist or crane including tower cranes, you must obtain separate approval from us.
Trees within or next to a works zone
If there are nearby trees that will constrain loading and unloading from your proposed works zone, you must obtain separate approval for any pruning or other impacts on trees before you lodge a works zone application.
After you finish
If our officers support your application, it will be presented to the Local Pedestrian Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee (LPCTCC) for review and recommendation. The LPCTCC is an advisory body only. Proposals recommended by the LPCTCC must be formally approved by Council or authorised staff under delegated authority.
The final fees will be calculated. The applicant must pay 26 weeks kerbside usage fee and security deposit in advance before the installation of the works zone. Each following kerbside usage fee payment will be for a minimum of 26 weeks.
When determining the application, we may impose additional conditions of approval.
If things all go to plan
If the application is approved, the works zone will be installed 14 days after the receipt of the security deposit, kerbside use fees and notification to nearby properties.