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Vehicle Access to a Council Reserve / Foreshore

Council By-Law No. 3 – Local Government Land and the Australian Road Rules prohibit vehicles from driving over or parking on a public reserve or the foreshore without obtaining prior permission. The following are examples of activities that require approval:

  • Vehicle access to a private property for the purpose of off/loading or delivery of heavy equipment etc. where no other alternate access is available
  • Scheduled community or sporting event being held on a public reserve to aid with set-up off/loading
  • Scheduled event parking (overflow car parking on a public reserve) or car show

What are the costs?

On approval of your application, the following permit fees will apply:

Permit for vehicle to travel across Council Reserves / Foreshore (> 5 working days processing time) $60.00 per permit

Permit for vehicle to travel across Council Reserves / Foreshore (2-4 working days processing time)

$80.00 per permit
Extension of duration of approved permit (before permit expiry date) and reschedule of post inspection due to non-compliance $15.00 per permit

What do you need to know?

  • You will need to supply the following information with your application:
    • Plan showing dimensions and access to reserve

For access through a Reserve to a Private Property, Unloading / Loading of a Vehicle or a Car Show Permit: 

    • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
      Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy
      or
    • a copy of the Vehicle Registrations for each vehicle

For Event Parking:

    • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
      Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy

If your application is for an event that is being held on a public reserve, you will need to firstly book the reserve through Council’s Event Officer who can be contacted on 8408 1127. Vehicle access permits cannot be approved until your event booking has been confirmed.

  • Vehicle access to some public reserves can be limited or prohibited entirely due to the nature of the reserve, weight limits or sensitive landscaping.  Some examples of this are Henley Square and the length of Coast Park. If you require access to these reserves, further strict conditions may be imposed.
  • Access to some reserves is restricted by a locked gate. If approval is given to access the reserve, the key must be collected from the Council Offices during normal business hours. A cash deposit is required at the time of collecting the key. The cash deposit will be refunded on return of the key.
  • There is a limit of five (5) vehicles per permit application unless parking on the entire reserve is requested.
  • Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council unless requested sooner. For any urgent requests or further information please contact Community Safety on (08) 8408 1198.

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within five business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity
  • Internal consultation with Council’s Parks and Gardens and Arboriculture Team to determine suitability
  • Pre and post inspection of the reserve

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions. A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice. Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/Payments

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198
Email: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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