Corridor Access Request
Council’s objectives of managing corridor access are to ensure that their responsibilities under the NZ Utilities Advisory Group (NZUAG) National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors are met, and also to ensure that people working on the road do so safely and don’t present a hazard to the public, and to ensure that any proposed works will not conflict with Council assets and are reinstated appropriately on completion of works.
Any person, or any business, planning to dig up part of the road/berm as part of a project (such as installing a new driveway or laying fibre optic cable) must submit and have approved a Corridor Access Request before work starts.
Applications for a Corridor Access Request should be made at least 20 days prior to works commencing at the site. You must make sure that no works commence until you have received permission to proceed in writing. In most cases, the approval will be emailed back to you in plenty of time before your scheduled works are due to commence.
A Traffic Management Plan must also be submitted for approval.
Corridor Access Requests should be submitted to Council for approval via Submitica.