Application to carry out Public Access/Footpath Work

Applicant/Owners Details

Tenancy Details *

Description of Activity

Details of use *
Current Total:
Type of Works *

Public Liability Insurance Details


Landowners Consent

I have read the conditions/planning process attached and agree to adhere to all requirements set out there in.

Standard Conditions
  1. All work is to be completed to the satisfaction of the Roads Infrastructure representatives & subject to the local laws of the Charters Towers Regional Council, Workplace Health & Safety Legislation (Qld), the Environmental Protection Act and other applicable laws.
  2. Before proceeding with any work the applicant must give notices to, and obtain relevant approvals, permits & consents for utility providers (Telstra or Ergon), Police & Main Roads for roads under their control and comply with their requirements.
  3. The applicant is to indemnify Council against any public injury & or property claims arising from the works.
  4. The applicant agrees to pay all costs & charges incurred in the reinstatement to Council standards, any damage caused to the road, street furniture, constructed kerbing & water channelling, stormwater system and or constructed footpath or public services as a result of the activities associated with the work stated, whether by their own operation or those of their sub-contractor, agents, manufacturers, cartage contractors or other deliver or removing from the site.
  5. The applicant is to publicise in the local paper prior to proposed footpath/road work.Include any closure considerations; and
  6. Date and times of such closure.
  7. Specific location of the proposed work;
  8. Notify and liaise with adjoining residents / business owners of the proposed work.
  9. Establish a Work Safety Plan / Work Method Statement for the High Risk Activity (i.e. Work on or near a road) necessary under WHS legislation (Qld) and ensure activities at the workplace are safe and without risk to members of the public.
Work is not to commence until such time as the Charters Towers Regional Council gives approval.

When conducting Public Access/Footpath work this application is to be supported by Section A, B &C, and the following issues must be considered:

Note: The footpath is the strip of land from the property alignment to the kerb and is commonly known as the nature strip or road reserve.
  1. Erect adequate barriers restricting access to the proposed footpath work.
  2. Dependant on pedestrian volume a clear width of two (1.8) meters should be provided for temporary pedestrian traffic.
  3. Erect adequate signage at each end of the proposed section of footpath at a compliant distance to allow sufficient warning to pedestrians of the proposed footpath work.
  4. Signage must comply with the relevant Australian Standard in respect to the sign dimensions font size and colour.
  5. Provide sufficient warning lights to draw attention to proposed footpath work where lighting is poor or absent.
  6. Complying with relevant WPH&S Legislation to ensure activities at the workplace are safe and without risk to members of the public in particular protecting pedestrians and road users from falling objects.
  7. Should deviation of pedestrians from the existing footpath onto the roadway / parking area be necessary, suitable kerb access ramps making allowances for persons with disabilities and;
  8. Suitable barriers and control devices set down in Dept. Main Roads “Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2003” are to be implemented to reduce the risk of pedestrian injury from vehicles.
  9. Council will not consider allowing pedestrian traffic to be directed to cross the road in a place where a pedestrian crossing or pedestrian way is not established without the applicant first completing a separate and formal risk assessment.
Note: To close a section of road including the parking bay (Eg. To deviate pedestrian traffic, erect trestles/scaffolding or position a skip), Refer to F0227 Application to carry out works on a road or interfere with a road or its operation.
Work Safety Plan or Work Method Statement

WHS legislation (Qld) requires work method statements to be prepared for high-risk construction activities such as working on, or adjacent to a road prior to commencing such activities. In addition the following samples of high-risk construction activities may also be encountered and should be included in the work method statement.

  • Using a hazardous substance.
  • Working at heights of 2m or more
  • Structural alterations that require temporary support to prevent collapse.
  • Moving powered mobile plant at the workplace.

For further information or a full list of High-risk Construction Activities refer WHSQ at:

Tel. 1300 369 915