Apply for a construction permit

Apply to occupy a road and/or footpath

Apply for an Occupy Council Road and/or Footpath Permit

Guidelines for your Occupy Council Road and/or Footpath Permit

Stand plant, building materials and mobile structures

To ensure public access and safety is maintained, a permit is required to place plant equipment, building materials or mobile structures on a footpath, and to close any portion of a road or footpath in order to do so. 

You need an Occupy a Council Road and/or Footpath Permit to place any of the below in a public place:

  • building materials
  • mobile structure
  • mobile crane
  • cherry picker
  • truck crane
  • concrete boom pump
  • travel tower
  • boom lift
  • or other similar piece of equipment used for construction or maintenance work.

Skip bins

To place a skip in a public area such as on a footpath or road an Occupy a Council Road and/or Footpath Permit is required.

Skips in public areas must be positioned safely and not block access or visibility for cars and pedestrians. If you have concerns about the placement of a skip, contact Council.

Street openings

A street opening is defined as opening a road surface or paving area, a footpath, or a nature strip. An Occupy a Council Road and/or Footpath Permit is required for this.

Temporary road openings are allowed by North Sydney Council for construction work, special events and so on.