An activity that obstructs any part of a public thoroughfare (e.g. roads, footpaths, verges or reserves) using any equipment, including cranes, cherry pickers, ladders, scaffolding, bins, sea containers, hand tools; or carrying out excavation works, filming or drone use, will require a permit.
Late Application/Expedited Assessment:
If you require assessment earlier than the minimum assessment time, a $100.00 late fee may be applicable. To request an expedited assessment please send an email, after you have lodged the permit application, to email@example.com stating the transaction reference number. The City will only consider these requests for:
- Applications only requiring a Basic PMP
- Skip Bin or Sea Container Applications
- Basic Filming and Drone Applications (no road closures required)
All further queries on your application or the Obstruction Permit process, please contact Activity Approvals on 08 9461 3333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fees & Charges
The following fees and charges may apply to your application, any additional fees will be invoiced separately:
Obstruction Permit Application for General Works Standard application & processing fee
$156 Fees that may apply in addition to the standard application & processing fee: Road closure processing fee (additional to the $156 standard application & processing fee) $186 Applications between 2 and 6 month duration: (per month or part of) $40 Ground disturbance, per location (excavating in roadway or footpath) $50 Late application fee $100 Permit extension fee $50 Document re-assessment fee per hour (min. 30 minutes)
$100 Skip Bin or Sea Container Application Residential and commercial standard application fee (parking bay fees may also apply) $99 Commercial processing fee additional
$57 Helicopter Landing Application
Standard application fee
$99 Plus helicopter landing fee (per landing)
$200 Filming & Drone Application Standard application fee $156
Additional fees may be applicable for public health approvals and traffic management advice. Where these fees are payable, you will be notified by the Activity Approvals Unit and invoiced separately.
Obstruction Permits will not be issued until all additional invoices have been paid.
Minimum Documents Required
Christmas Restricted Period
Obstruction Permits for works within the ‘Restricted Period’ that are likely to cause congestion for road users, including pedestrians, may not be approved within ‘Restricted Streets’ unless they are deemed to be essential infrastructure and unavoidable.
The Restricted Period is from the third Monday in November of the current year to the third Monday in January for the following year inclusive.
On street parking
Any equipment, road closures, works, or skip bins/sea containers affecting the public’s use of an on-street parking bay will need an Obstruction Permit. You are not required to apply for parking reservations separately, they will be booked with the Permit. For WA State Body works, please reference this in your Obstruction Permit description.
Where an ACROD bay and/or Taxi Bay is requested, it is a requirement that a replacement bay be charged in addition to the ACROD/Taxi Bay you require.
Our on-street parking team are required to seek approval by City of Perth Parking Management for all reservations effecting Loading Zones, ACROD Bays and Taxi Bays/Ranks.
A parking diagram is required to outline all bays required. Please include a list of all dates the parking bays will be obstructed to the public.
Note: Processing time for a parking reservation will not commence until approval is granted by all other stakeholders during the Obstruction Permit application assessment.
For more information and fees associated with on-street parking head to Reserve or Pay for a Street Parking Bay | City of Perth
Mall Access & Mall Deliveries
To ensure public safety, particularly during peak pedestrian traffic times, vehicles cannot enter either Hay Street, Murray Street or Forrest Place without prior authorisation. If you require mall access with your Obstruction Permit, you will be able to add the vehicle/s details during the application process.
To access the mall*, vehicles must enter via the bollards using the intercom to speak directly with City Watch. If the vehicle has been registered and approved for entry City Watch will lower the bollards and allow access.
*Conditions apply to vehicle movement and parking times within the mall, please see below for more details.
Please note, do not apply separately for mall access if you are applying for an Obstruction Permit.
the malls between the following times:
MONDAY - THURSDAY 1200 - 1400 & 1700 - 1800 FRIDAY 1200 - 1400 & 1700 - 2300 SATURDAY 0900 - 1800 SUNDAY 1100 - 1700
Where to Access Hay Street and Murray Street Malls and Forrest Place
Vehicles that are required to park in the mall for maintenance, shop-fit etc.; can only do so during the following times: -
MONDAY - THURSDAY 19:30 - 06:00 FRIDAY 23:00 - 06:00 SATURDAY 18:00 - 07:00 SUNDAY 18:00 - 09:00
UNTIL 31st DECEMBER,
MONDAY - FRIDAY
22:00 - 06:00 SATURDAY, SUNDAY 18:00 - 07:00
Please head to Mall Access, Deliveries and Loading Docks for further information.
Traffic and Pedestrian Management
If any part of the work affects vehicular or pedestrian movement this will need City of Perth Transport Unit approval.
A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any activity on the road reserve that obstructs the passage of vehicles or the movement of any other road user. Traffic Management Plans are prepared and designed in accordance to Main Roads WA Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice and the relevant standards. The Code of Practice is available here.
All companies engaged in Traffic Management on City of Perth roads must have current registration in the State Road Traffic Management Company Registration Scheme administered by Main Roads WA. Please refer to Main Roads WA website for further information.
Works that will be in close proximity to traffic signals or are classed as complex as defined in Main Roads WA Code of Practice shall require Road Traffic Manager (RTM) Endorsement.
Full footpath closures - A Pedestrian Management Plan (PMP)directing pedestrians safely around the work site, shown as minimum on a basic Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) designed by an accredited Advanced Worksite Traffic Management (AWTM) traffic manager will be required
Basic Traffic Management Plan as compliant to Main Roads WA Code of Practice and AS 1742.3 –
Five business days minimum.
Complex Traffic Management Plan as compliant to Main Roads WA Code of Practice and AS 1742.3 –
Five business days minimum for the City and 15 working days for Main Roads WA.
Applicant to obtain City’s approval prior to seeking Main Roads WA approval (refer to Temporary Traffic Management: Traffic Signal Approval Policy at Main Roads WA).
Road closures require notification letters to premises within a 100-metre radius of works, an advert for the City’s Road Closures web page and proof of delivery of the notification letter.
Proof of delivery can include:
- A signed and dated delivery statement from the applicant, which includes a list of notified addresses, the method of delivery and a copy of the letter.
- A signed and dated spreadsheet, which includes a list of notified addresses, the method of delivery and a copy of the letter.
- A signed and dated Statutory Declaration.
Normal working hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, excluding Public Holidays.
Construction works include, but is not limited to:
- A Noise Management Plan (NMP)
- A notification letter to affected premises within a 100m radius of the works
- Proof of delivery of the above notification letter.
Parks & Gardens
Works that will affect any garden beds, trees, shrubs, flora, and reserves within the City of Perth will require an Obstruction Permit
Mark up a map/plan of work area that includes all items listed in the definition above and also provides a mitigation strategy for damage that may be incurred during the course of activities applied for.
Documents required with the application:
- Site plan of work area.
- A Pedestrian Management Plan (PMP) which shows how you will maintain clear, safe passage for pedestrians.
- A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) - if you are planning partial or full road closure.
Current public liability insurance for a minimum sum of $10 million.
Skip Bins & Sea Containers
Filming & Drones
It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure they hold all appropriate approvals from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Civil Aviation Safety Authority (casa.gov.au)
Helicopter Fees & Charges are $99 for the Standard Application Fee, plus $200 per landing.