Get approval to install temporary ground anchors
Obtain or amend approval to install ground anchors to support structures during construction or maintenance.
Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
Download and complete the form
Ensure that all fields on the form have been filled correctly before lodging the application. Fields on the form marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
Prepare accompanying documents and drawings
These must be in digital form and comply with our digital requirements. Digital copies of applications must be supplied on a USB memory stick if lodging by mail or in person.
Lodge your application
- Email [email protected]
- Mail: City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001
- DX: 1251 Sydney
- In person: customer service centres.
The application will only be accepted if the correct fee is paid. Refer to the public domain charges section: section 138 Roads Act to install temporary shoring including ground anchors in the road reserve.
Before you start
We won't issue a permit for permanent anchors or rock bolts. No ground anchors are permitted within the top 2m of the road reserve as measured from the gutter invert level or surrounding ground surface where gutter is not present. Prior to completing this application please ensure you have read and understood part 5: applicant declaration and checklist and notes for completing the application on pages 6, 7 and 8.
Use the public domain manual to prepare your application.
After you finish
Once your application is received, we may contact you for further information or clarification.
If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the public domain team.
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