- Applications for a Works Zone on a public road controlled by The Hills Shire Council will be determined by the Council.
- Applications for a Works Zone on a public road controlled by Transport for NSW (TfNSW)) need to be forwarded to TfNSW for approval.
- Works Zones on Council roads near traffic signals will require a TfNSW Road Occupancy Permit for the full dates required for the Works Zone.
1) The application will be considered by Council in consultation with TfNSW and the Police at the Local Traffic Committee. This process will generally take 10-12 weeks.
2) Once a determination has been made, you will be advised in writing of the outcome of this application, including, as may be applicable, any conditions to the Works Zone and the fees. The expiry date of the Works Zone will be calculated from the date the signs are installed by Council’s sign installer.
3) Works Zone fees must be paid in full before the Works Zone will be installed by Council. The Works Zone will only become active after the signs have been installed. Payment for the Works Zone will constitute acceptance of the Works Zone Approval Conditions.
4) The signs will be removed on the expiry date as advised (unless an extension has been approved – see ‘Extension of Works Zone’ below)
5) Should you wish to suspend the Works Zone once it has been installed, you must contact Council in writing, a minimum of two weeks in advance. Council, at its sole discretion may allow the suspension of the Works Zone. The applicant will be advised in writing.
6) It is an offence under Section 667 of the Local Government Act to willfully remove, destroy, deface, damage or otherwise interfere with notices or signs erected by Council. A minimum penalty of $2,200 applies.
7) If a builder/ developer uses any additional parking (outside the Works Zone) during construction, the applicable fee will be charged.
8) The applicant must provide safe pedestrian access adjacent to the Works Zone during the hours of operation. All traffic and pedestrian control shall be in accordance with the current version of AS1742.3 and its associated handbooks; and RMS’ Traffic Control at Works Sites Manual.
9) Goods and materials are not to be stored in Works Zones. Skip garbage bins are not to be stored in Works Zones.
10) Mobile cranes and concrete pumps may be used within the Works Zone area subject to the following conditions:
- The plant must be wholly contained (lengthwise) within the Works Zone area
- The plant must not exceed 2.5m in width
- A minimum 3m of clearance is available between the outside edge of the plant and any centerline markings/ obstructions
If the mobile crane and/or concrete pump cannot meet the above conditions, a separate Temporary Road Occupancy application must be submitted to Council.
11) You must comply with all conditions of the Works Zone permit. Penalties apply for breaches of the conditions. The Hills Shire Council reserves the right to cancel the Works Zone at any time and install No Stopping restrictions should the applicant not comply with the approval conditions as stated in this application and the approval letter.
12) If payment is not received within six (6) months of the date of the letter of approval (refer 2 above) the application will be deemed to have lapsed. Requests to install the Works Zone after the approval has lapsed will be subject to a new application and processing time frame. Requests to place the Works Zone installation on hold may be granted at the discretion of Council officers and may require full payment for the Works Zone at that time.
Extension of Works Zone
If you require an extension of an approved period, you must write to Council stating the reason for requesting the extension, at least 12 weeks before the expiry date. Once a Works Zone has expired, the signs will be removed. Reinstatement will require a new application, approval and further fees.