Restoration fees, charges and backfill specifications

Council's policy provides for the full panel replacement of concrete footpaths, driveways and for the full panel replacement of kerb and gutter where such kerb and gutter is partially damaged.

If there is any pre-existing damage to Council assets where works are to be performed, a dilapidation report should be carried out by the utility authority/applicant and signed off with Council prior to construction. Council undertakes final reinstatement of paved public areas.

If Council receives an order/payment which does not cover replacement of entire panels of footpath, vehicle crossings and kerbs, no restoration work will be carried out until the order is adjusted as per Council policy or full payment made.

Refer to Schedule of Fees and Charges below.

All areas are to be compacted and left in a safe condition. Temporary restoration is to be flush with adjoining surfaces.  Areas are to be kept in this condition by the utility authority/applicant until Council commences the final restoration work.  Excavations are to be barricaded at all times according to Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) and Australian standards.

Additional inspection fees will be charged if the area is found to be unsatisfactory due to subsided backfill, trip edges, pits too high or low or unsafe conditions.  The temporary restoration will not be accepted by Council until the works are rectified and Council advised on completion.

All restorations will be a minimum of one square metre for bitumen surface including 300mm for bridging purposes. Once the temporary restoration is completed, saw cuts can be carried out 300mm around the excavated area for bridging purposes.  If sawcuts have not been carried out, Council will arrange cutting for which you will be charged.

Where bitumen road surfaces are excavated longitudinal along the road, as a minimum the restoration area will be to the centre line of traffic. No joints will be permitted on the wheel path of traffic.

In footpaths and roads which are paved with brick or masonry blocks, areas will be assessed on the basis of the actual disturbed area.

Restoration of pattern concrete driveways will be for full replacement of the driveway from the back of the layback to the property boundary.

It is the responsibility of the utility authority/applicant to deliver undamaged pavers that have been removed to:

Council's Works Depot
101 Rose Street

All undamaged pavers are to be stacked on pallets, wrapped in clear plastic and labelled with the location of where the pavers were removed from.

Additional fees will be charged to replace the damaged terrazzo, tactile and road pavers.

Backfilling of openings

If the backfilling of the trench is not carried out in accordance with Council's specifications for restorations Auspec 306U-2a Road Opening and Restorations or as advised by Council, the utility authority/applicant will be liable for any costs incurred by Council in rectifying the work.

If the trench subsides at a future date due to unsatisfactory backfill, the utility authority/applicant will be liable for any costs incurred by Council in rectifying the work.

All road excavations, medium density and industrial driveways will require the temporary wearing course/surface restoration to be carried out with hot mix.

Road Opening Permit and Road Occupancy Permit

The Road Opening Fee and relevant restoration fees are to be paid prior to the issue of a Road Opening Permit/Condition of Consent.  Council will assess restoration areas on completion of work according to Council's schedule of Restoration Fees and Charges and any variation will be charged or reimbursed to the utility authority/applicant.

The Road Occupancy Permit Fee payable will be assessed by Council's Traffic Engineers in the Transport Department according to the Schedule of fees and charges.

If you require any further information, please contact Council's contact centre on 1300 362 170.


Restoration and Road Opening Fees for 2017-2018

Restoration drawings and specifications

Road Openings and Restorations