You will need a hoarding permit if your building work require any part of a public access way to be fenced off.
Hoardings and barricades are usually required to be installed around building sites both to protect the public and to secure the site when unattended.
You may still need a hoarding permit, even where no building permit is required or where work is not 'building work' (for example, painting not associated with a building project).
If your building work requires any part of a public access way or area of Council property to be fenced off – you will need permission.
It is the responsibility of the relevant building surveyor, in accordance with the Building Regulations to:
After obtaining a building permit (if relevant), the builder must obtain a hoarding permit by submitting the following information and fees, before the barriers or hoardings are erected:
The builder must also:
In some circumstances alternative access arrangements will need to be made for pedestrians. In these situations a detailed plan (scale 1:200) showing the alternative pedestrian path will need to be approved by Council.
In assessing hoarding applications in the above cases we check suitability against likely risks and the impact on pedestrians, traffic movement and services.