External works on the road network

When a Developer, Council or other individuals/agencies are required to construct works on the Arterial Road Network, these “External Parties” must ensure that the works will meet the standards and requirements of the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP).

To ensure that works are delivered safely and to an adequate standard, external parties may engage the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) to complete a review of works design and construction.  Alternatively, a Developer may engage a pre-qualified consultant and/or surveillance service provider. 

Regardless of who completes these reviews, the process that is followed includes the 5 steps listed below.  Most External Parties will be required to progress through all process steps.  Completing all steps to DTP’s satisfaction allows DTP to issue of Consent for Works, and then certification once works are complete.

External Works Review and Certification Process

  1. Planning Permit
  2. Functional Design Review
  3. Detailed Design Review
  4. Construction
  5. Completion 

DTP is here to help external parties design and build safe and good quality works in a cost-effective and timely way.  However, it is the responsibility of external parties to ensure that any works meet Planning Permit conditions.

More information on the process can be found by selecting the green buttons below.

Applying for a design review or construction certification

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