There are six stages to the CAR/WAP Process:
- Apply - To apply for permission to work in the council’s road reserves you will need to apply for a Corridor Access Request (CAR). Applications must be made through BeforeUDig. A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is part of your application along with all supporting documentation to ensure the application is valid.
- Process - Once you have applied for a CAR, the information is vetted and may take between five (5) and 15 days to process. Various approvals are sought and conditions are set relating to the activity.
- Review - The CAR and work conditions are forwarded to the Corridor Manager for review and final approval.
- Approve - If council accepts the application, a Works Access Permit is approved. Your approval notification will be emailed to you. Your approved WAP, TMP and conditions will be attached to this email.
- Completion - Once you’ve completed the work, you will need to notify us.
- Warranty - As part of the conditions for the work, you will be required to remedy any defects found in your completed work for a period of 24 months.
Note: Warranty cannot begin until the Completion has been signed off by Council staff
Corridor Access Requests (CARs) are required by anyone that wishes to dig in any street, footpath, road berm or paper road administered by Council. A CAR ensures that Council is informed of any proposed work within the road corridor.
CARs are required for any activity that affects the surface of any part of the road reserve, including excavating, drilling, resurfacing or building any structure/fence.
For the placement of any pipe, duct, pole, cabinet or other structure within the road reserve, for drainage work – storm water, water or waste-water pipes & Services – gas, power, cables, trenches, cabinets, poles.
- Driveways/Accessways designed to access our roads
- Excavation works
- New roads or rights of ways
Note: Private works will require a Licence to occupy road reserve application to be completed
- Minor Works - five (5) working days before an operator intends to start - domestic service connections and/or works of up to 1m2
- Major Works - 15 working days prior to commencement Project works - 15 working days prior to commencement
- Retrospective Works - It is assumed that this work was carried out as part of an emergency response and needs a CAR as soon as possible after the fact If you do not have a CAR, you do not have the council’s permission to be working on the road reserve and you will be requested to cease work.
- Also restrictions to your future network access may be implemented /enforced.
- All required information submitted i.e. Traffic Management Plan (TMP), Full scope of Works, consents, plans and/or photos.
If you do not have a CAR, you do not have the council’s permission to be working on the road reserve and you will be requested to cease work. Also restrictions to your future network access may be implemented /enforced.
All required information submitted i.e. Traffic Management Plan (TMP), Full scope of Works (Methodology) consents, plans and/or photos.
You will need to apply for a CAR via the beforeUdig process.
Anyone working within the council’s Transport Corridor, including work on berms and footpaths. State Highways are controlled separately by the NZTA.
WAPs are required for various reasons including: protecting council assets, protecting other utility assets that are located within the councils’ road reserves, improving the safety of motorists, improving the safety of those working in the road reserve and co-ordinating work in the road reserve to reduce conflicts.
If you do not have a WAP, you do not have the council’s permission to be working on the road reserve and you will be requested to cease work. Also restrictions to your future network access may be implemented/enforced.