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City Works

To maintain public safety and the coordination of space, permits are required to undertake commercial maintenance or construction works in the public realm.

City of Adelaide issues permission through City Works Permits and agreements, in accordance with Section 221 & 222 of the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation.

The types of activities include:

  • Concrete Pump / Pours
  • Cranes / Cherry Pickers / Knuckle Booms / Scissor Lifts
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Fixed / Mobile Scaffolding
  • Hoarding
  • Industrial Bins / Shipping Containers / Mini Skips / Ladders
  • Road and Footpath Occupation

City Works Guide # 1: - Works in the Public Realm
A guide for road and footpath occupation, compounds, pedestrian raceways, hoarding, and parking.

City Works Guide # 2: Works Impacting Council Assets
A guide for trees, roads, footpaths, kerbing, stormwater, lighting and electrical

City Works Activity Guide # 3 – Managing Demolition and Construction
A guide for demolition and construction from the public realm, scaffolding and catch platforms

City Works Activity Guide # 4 - Concrete Pumps and Pours
​A guide for concrete pumps and pours

City Works Activity Guide # 5 – Cranes and Elevated Work Platforms
A guide for cranes, mobile cranes, crane trucks, elevated work platforms

City Works Activity Guide #6 - Ladders, Industrial Bins and Shipping Containers
​A guide for ladders, industrial bins and shipping containers

These guides will replace the current City Works Guidelines.

How to Apply

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

  • City Works Permit 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
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Public Consultation

In accordance with Section 223(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 and the City of Adelaide Community Consultation Policy (see Table 1, column 14) if proposed works are to impede traffic to a ‘material degree’, then the City Works application will be subject to public consultation for a minimum of 21 days. City of Adelaide will manage the consultation process which will include an advert in the newspaper and appearing online. Applications open for consultation can be viewed on our Your Say Adelaide page.

What does this mean for you?

The application process has not changed, however, if you think your activity is likely to impede the passage of traffic to a material degree, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to the intended commencement of your activity to ensure your application can be assessed and the required consultation undertaken. Alternatively, if possible or appropriate you may also choose to consider how to achieve your outcomes without impeding traffic to a material degree and hence require consultation. We are happy to discuss this with you, noting it will not always be possible.

For more information on how assessments will be determined, please view our City Works Public Consultation Guide.

Conditions

A City Works Permit requires the permit holder to comply with the relevant conditions outlined in the City Works Guidelines.

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.

Full City Works fees and charges schedule

Type of Permit

Method of calculating

Time frame

Cost

Concrete Pump

Per site

Per day (or part thereof)

$102.00

Crane

Size of crane:

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

Per day (or part thereof)



 

 

$166.00
$132.50
$106.00

Excavation / Trenching

Per square metre
 

Per week
(or part thereof)

$2.20
(Min. $57.00)

Hoarding**



 




 

 



 

 

Per square metre
**Hoarding Minimum fee of $58 per week (or part thereof)

Hoarding up to and including 2.5 m from site in:
Rundle Mall
Other areas

Hoarding in excess of 2.5 m from site in:
Rundle Mall 
Other areas

Per week
(or part thereof)



 



 


 


$2.80
$2.20


$6.20
$5.60

Per square metre
**Hoarding Minimum fee of $58 per week (or part thereof)

Hoarding or Compound Long Term Projects > 8 weeks in:
Rundle Mall
Other Areas

Rundle Mall Hoarding Panels

Per application



 

 

 


$2.80
$2.40

$13.20

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

 

Per site
 

Per week
(or part thereof)


$102.00

Per site
 

Per annum
(or part thereof)


$1,044.00

Mini Skip
 

Per site
 

Per week
(or part thereof)


$66.00

Mini Skip

Per site

Per annum
(or part thereof)

$529.00

Park Lands Occupation
 

Per square metre
 

Per annum
(or part thereof)

$54.00
minimum per week

Road and Footpath Occupation
 

 

Per sites
 

Per week
(or part thereof)

$63.00
 

Per sites

Per annum
(or part thereof)

$490.00

Mobile Scaffold Fee
 

Per site
 

Per week
(or part thereof)

$59.00

Scissor Lift

Per site

Per day
(or part thereof)

$67.00

Ladder/Trestle
 


 

Per site
 

Per week
(or part thereof)

$59.00
 

Per site
 

Per annum
(or part thereof)

$164.00
 

Trenching
 

Per square metre
 

Per week
(or part thereof)

$2.20
(Min. $57.00)

 

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