Closing of roads for activities or events
If you require a road closure please follow the steps below, which show the application process:
1. Apply for your event or activity using the Event Application Form on Council's website. For the online application form click here. For assistance with your event or completing the form please contact the Events Team on 07 571 8008 or by email.
2. If you need to close the road to a vehicular access, please download and complete Western Bay District Council's Temporary Road Closure Application Form. This form must be submitted to Council. Application Form.
Under the Transport Regulations 1965, Council is required to publicly advertise at least 42 calendar days prior to a road closure. This is to allow for objections from the public to be received and considered by Council.
3. If you activity or event is within the road corridor, includes footpath, road and/or berm, you are likely to require a Traffic Management Plan, in accordance with the Code of Practice for temporary traffic management. Your Traffic Management Plan must be prepared by a qualified site traffic management delegate.
4. Your Traffic Management Plan is required to be submitted through the Submitica website, and approved by Council's Roading Service Providers.
Both the Temporary Road Closure Application and Traffic Management Plan must be completed at least 60 calendar days prior to your proposed road closure date.
5. Once your Traffic Management Plan and Temporary Road Closure (if required) have been approved, your activity or event application will then move forward for processing.
Please note: Council reserves the right to decline any road closure application. At their sole discretion.
Objection to a road closure
Any person affected by a road closure may lodge an objection to Council. Objections must be lodged at least 28 calendar days before the proposed closure for Council's consideration. Objections can be emailed through to the Customer Service Team. For more information on the process, go to Transport Regulations 1965.