The Council charges lease fees for the temporary use of legal road, such as when containers, skips, fences or hoardings need to occupy public roads and footpaths.

Due to a recent change in fees the application form has temporarily removed while it is updated.

example of construction site hoarding

Fees

The Council charges a leasing fee of $17/m2 per month for the temporary use of a legal road.

The fee is relevant to the temporary obstruction or removal of access to footpaths and/or carriageway.

Terms and conditions relating to the payment of fees and other charges are specified on the application form.

Apply for temporary use of legal road

  1. Email asset.protection@ccc.govt.nz to request an application form.
  2. Return your completed application form.
  3. We will process your application and confirm approval to proceed.
  4. We will invoice you for any fees applicable for the approved application.

Please allow 10 working days for the application to be processed.

  • Adequate footpath width must be available to pedestrians at all times. The minimum footpath width is two metres for inner-city and high volume shopping areas; and 1.5 metres in other areas.
  • Adequate road width is required for the placement so the placement does not block the lane.
  • A minimum of five metres is required between the placement and the neighbouring properties so that residents can safely exit their properties.
  • The placement must be a minimum of 30 metres from a corner or intersection.
  • Traffic Management cones must be provided for the container/skip placement for the entire duration. The precise number is specified in the approval letter.
  • Offensive graffiti must be removed within 24 hours of notification.
  • The contractor must have a minimum of $500,000 in Public Liability Insurance. This policy shall indemnify the Council for all claims arising from the work. A higher cover of up to $1 million will be required for cranes work.
  • The Applicant must provide a Temporary Traffic Management Plan to be approved by the Council.
  • The Contractor must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
  • The Council reserves the right to set other special conditions as required.
  • The Council reserves the right to revoke the approval in writing under Section 24 of the Transport and Parking Bylaw 2017.
  • The Council reserves the right to revise the charges without notice to the approved applicant.

Additional conditions

  • Correct loading zone markings as per CSS Part 6 SD644.
  • Correct signage as per NZTA Manual of Traffic Signs and Markings (MoTSaM).
  • All temporarily redundant signage removed and stored for reinstatement at a later date.
  • A Traffic Management Plan is required.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  • Five metres of clear asphalt footpath past the fencing or hoardings must be maintained at all times.
  • Zero metres of clear asphalt footpath past the fencing or hoardings must be maintained at all times in the central business district (CBD) and high volume shopping areas.
  • Fencing or hoardings must be clearly marked with fluorescent paint or reflective tape for visibility at night.
  • Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for fencing or hoardings is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  • Five metres of clear asphalt footpath past the container must be maintained at all times.
  • Zero metres of clear asphalt footpath past the container must be maintained at all times in the CBD and high volume shopping areas.
  • For a 10 foot (2.44m x 3.0m) container, a minimum of four orange reflective traffic management cones must be placed around the container.
    1. One cone on each of the four corners of the container - four in total.
  • For a 20 foot (2.44m x 6.1m) container, a minimum of six orange reflective traffic management cones must be placed around the container.
    1. One cone on each of the four corners of the container - four in total.
    2. Two remaining cones placed on the roadside of the container.
  • For a 40 foot (2.44m x 12.2m) container, a minimum of eight orange reflective traffic management cones must be placed around the container.
    1. One cone on each of the four corners of the container - four in total.
    2. Four remaining cones placed on the roadside of the container.
  • The approval letter must be visible on the shipping container.
  • The container cannot be placed within 30 metres of an intersection if it obstructs the line of sight of a driver.

Note: An approval for a container is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  1. Low ramps over the outfall facilitating access for mobility scooters, etc.
  2. Do not place within 30 metres of an intersection if the outfall obstructs the line of sight of drivers.
  3. Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for outfall is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the low ramps over the outfall not be able to be provided.

Approval for a portacom is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  1. Five metres of clear asphalt footpath past the scaffolding, or full-width portal access under the scaffold must be maintained at all times.
  2. Zero metres of clear asphalt footpath past the scaffolding, or full-width portal access under the scaffold, must be maintained at all times in the CBD and high volume shopping areas.
  3. Scaffolding must be clearly marked with fluorescent paint or reflective tape for visibility at night.
  4. Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for scaffold is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  1. Five metres of clear asphalt footpath past the sculpture/art or temporary bollards must be maintained at all times.
  2. Zero metres of clear asphalt footpath past the sculpture/art or temporary bollards must be maintained at all times in the central business district (CBD) and high volume shopping areas.
  3. Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for sculpture, art and/or temporary bollards is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  1. Five metres of clear asphalt footpath past the skip must be maintained at all times.
  2. Zero metres of clear asphalt footpath past the skip must be maintained at all times in the central business district (CBD) and high volume shopping areas.
  3. Four orange reflective traffic management cones must be placed on each corner of the skip.
  4. Do not place the skip within 30 metres of an intersection if it obstructs the line of sight of a driver.
  5. Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for a skip is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the minimum footpath widths not be able to be maintained.

A Traffic Management Plan is not required if the following can be satisfied:

  1. The crossing must be level with the surrounding footpath, facilitating access for mobility scooters, etc.
  2. The crossing cannot be placed within 30 metres of an intersection if the vehicle movements obstruct the line of sight of approaching drivers.
  3. Acceptance letter must be readily available on site.

Note: An approval for a temporary vehicle crossing is conditional upon obtaining a Council approved Traffic Management Plan should the number of vehicle movements on and off-site and the scale of the build require it.

In addition to the above, it may be necessary to install a full Construction Standard Specifications (CSS) compliant vehicle crossing for the duration.

Please contact the Road Amenity and Asset Protection Team on 03 941 8999 or via email, asset.protection@ccc.govt.nz to discuss further.

If you require any further information regarding your application contact the Road Amenity and Asset Protection Team on phone 03 941 8999 or email asset.protection@ccc.govt.nz.