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City Works

City works permits are permission to undertake commercial maintenance and construction works in the public realm.

The types of activities covered include:

  • Cherry Picker/Knuckle Boom Concrete Pours
  • Mobile Crane Permits Excavation
  • Hoarding Type A – I Industrial Bin
  • Ladder / Trestles Over Dimensional Loads
  • Road and Footpath Occupation Scissor Lift
  • Scaffold – Fixed Scaffold – Mobile
  • Shipping Containers Swing Stage
  • Trenching Underground Services
  • Temporary Crossing over Footpath – Storm Water
  • Temporary Crossing over Footpath – Vehicle

How to Apply

To apply for a city works permit the following information must be supplied:

  • For works that require excavation or trenching and all other types of City Works, please complete the following application form:
  • A certificate of currency of your Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of $20 million, noting City of Adelaide as an interested party.
  • A Traffic Management Plan/ Site Plan (a map which details the location of the works, street, property line, hoarding/mesh, lighting, pedestrian signs, spotters, distances etc.)
  • Confirmation of consultation that has been undertaken with any/all affected parties in the area of your works.

For assistance in filling out the City Works application  form, refer to the Guide to Completing City Works Permit.

Please collate the above information and return the application and details to:

City Works
GPO Box 2252
Adelaide SA 5001

cityworks@cityofadelaide.com.au

Fax: 8203 7575

Conditions

A City Works Permit requires the permit holder to comply with the relevant conditions outlined in the City Works Guideline Booklet. City Works Permit holders must comply with directions given by an Authorised Officer or Police Officer.

Please be advised that a minimum lead time of two full business days are required to assess ALL applications in order to ensure permits are issued in a timely manner to enable customers to plan and organise their works.

Costs

A fee is applicable for any City Works permit. The specific cost for the type of permit you are applying for can be found on the table below.

DOWNLOAD TO VIEW: Full City Works Fees schedule - updated July 2016

Type of Permit

Method of calculating

Time frame

Cost

Concrete Pump

Per site

Per day (or part thereof)

$98.00

Crane

Size of crane:

  • Cat 1 (over 50 tonne)
  • Cat 2 (Under 50 tonne)
  • Cat 3 (tractor cranes, crane trucks, elevated platforms etc.)

Per day (or part thereof)

$160.00
$128.00
$102.00

Excavation / Trenching

Per square metre

Per week (or part thereof)

$2.10 (Min. $57.00)

Hoarding

Per square metre

Per week (or part thereof)

Hoarding up to and including 2.5 m from site in Rundle Mall $2.70 areas outside of Rundle Mall $2.10
Hoarding in excess of 2.5 m  from the site in Rundle Mall $6.00, areas outside of Rundle Mall $5.40

Industrial Bin (10 Cubic Metres or More) and Shipping Containers

Per site

Per week (or part thereof)

$98.00

Per site

Per annum (or part thereof)

$1,004.00

Mini Skip

Per site

Per week (or part thereof)

$64.00

Mini Skip

Per site

Per annum (or part thereof)

$509.00

Park Lands Occupation

Per square metre

Per annum (or part thereof)

$52.00 minimum per week

Road and Footpath Occupation

Per sites

Per week (or part thereof)

$60.70

Per sites

Per annum (or part thereof)

$472.00

Mobile Scaffold Fee

Per site

Per week (or part thereof)

$57.00

Scissor Lift

Per site

Per day (or part thereof)

$65.00

Ladder/Trestle

 

Per week (or part thereof)

$57.00

 

Per annum (or part thereof)

$158.00

Trenching

Per square metre

Per week (or part thereof)

$2.10 (Min. $57.00)

Fees and charges are set annually by Council and commence on the first day of July each year.

Compounds on the road are calculated as hoardings.

City Works Permit, excavation and trenching.

Reinstatement Compliance When Undertaking Excavation and Trenching City Works

  • All works will be performed as per City of Adelaide City Works Guidelines.
  • The Permit Holder will be responsible for any future correction to the above site in the case of failure as a result of these works for a period of 12 months from the actual completion date.
  • All final reinstatements will be performed to the satisfaction of the Community Safety Officer and in compliance with the City of Adelaide’s City Works Guidelines.
  • Refer to the full City Works Guidelines here.
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