All temporary road closures must be advertised in advance, and pre-works signage warning the public of the proposed road closure is required.

Advertising

All temporary road closures must be advertised in advance, and pre-works signage warning the public of the proposed road closure is required.

Public notifications must be undertaken at least 7 days in advance of the closures.

  • For Road Works - Notifications may require pre-warning signage and a letter drop to be undertaken prior to works commencing.
  • For Events - Notifications may require pre-warning notifications to impacted parties  prior to public notices being placed in the paper. Should the event be approved pre-warning signage and a letter drop must be undertaken prior to event commencing.

Newspaper adverts for event

Proposed road closures for events require two newspaper advertisements:

  • The first advertisement provides information about the proposed road closure, and offers affected parties an opportunity to lodge objections
  • If no objections are received, or none are upheld, the second advertisement informs the public of the road closure after a Road Closure subcommittee hearing.

If you submit your application at least the specified number of days in advance for the closure type (8 or 12 weeks), the two advertisements required are paid for by the Council. For example, if the road closure is Type 1 (low to medium impact), and you submit your application at least 8 weeks before the event, the Council places and pays for the advertisements.


Signage

All road closures for road works or capital works require pre-works signage warning the public of the proposed road closure. Signage must be installed at least 7 days before the closure, and located in accordance with the approved temporary traffic management plan.

Display of pre-closure signage


Pre-closure signs must be displayed if indicated on the approved Traffic Management Plan (TMP). All signs must be erected a minimum of 7 days before the closure, and removed on the day the road closure ends.

Standard signage specifications

  • Constructed from reflective materials
  • Have minimum dimensions of 1200mm high x 1200mm wide
  • Specify the location and duration of the road closure, including times of day
  • Include contact details of the relevant persons or company, including after hours contact details

Sample sign

The example below shows a suitable pre-closure sign

temporary road closure sample sign


Notification letters

You are required to deliver notification letters to affected properties in the immediate area of the road closure.

Notification letters must be delivered at least 7 days before the road closure.

Before you deliver any notification letters, you must submit a copy of a completed letter to the TMC for approval.

You can submit this letter with your application form and temporary traffic management plan.

Temporary Road Closure for Road Works - Notification Letter Template [DOC 35KB]

Temporary Road Closure for Events - Notification Letter Template [DOC 35KB]