A permit is required off council for any work or activity undertaken in the road reserve. A permit is also required for any overweight machinery that needs to be transported over WDC roading network. A permit is a legal document giving you permission to carry out the function you are requesting.
50MAX gives freight operators an option to carry increased payloads on parts of the network that, while economically important to New Zealand, are unable to carry high productivity motor vehicles (HPMVs). You will have to apply for a 50MAX permit from the NZTA.
This map shows the locations of the 50 max. bridges within the Wairoa District.
Thinking about making adjustments to your property that could potentially impact on motorists and/or pedestrians? Do you need to build a fence, gate, driveway entrance or drain on your property that requires modifying a road or a footpath? Regardless of where you live in the Wairoa District, rural or urban, you will need a permit to carry out this sort of work.
Wairoa residents are urged to note that any work on your property, if it affects the access to a roadway reserve in any way, cannot begin until a Works Access Permit is issued by Council.
All conditions issued by Council must be complied with.
Road reserve or 'road corridor' includes the road carriageway, footpath, berm and grassed area.
It's the area from boundary to boundary - usually the front fence of a property boundary across the road to the opposite property front boundary.
Council owns the road corridor - you need approval to carry out any work within road reserve. Working in the road reserve includes such things as:
The preferred method is an online application, but other methods are also accepted (see below).
Once you submit your application, allow 20 working days for processing.
For further information in relation to cattlestops/gates, specifications for upgrading driveways, or other details, please visit the Wairoa District Council website or call Council’s office for a friendly discussion.
Application to Erect Gate/Cattlestop Across Road Reserve
+64 6 838 7309
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