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Road Restoration

All roads, except for the Great Western Highway, Bells Line of Road, the Darling Causing and Hawkesbury Road in Springwood and Winmalee, within the City of Blue Mountains are under the control and maintenance of the Operations Branch of the BM City Services Group within Blue Mountains City Council.

Council maintains the roads in accordance with its sector maintenance inspection program, which includes the clearing of road drains and pits, repair of pot holes, grading of unsealed roads and road shoulders and maintenance of footpaths. The sector maintenance program ensures that roads are regularly inspected and appropriate scheduled maintenance works are carried out.

ROAD RESTORATION PROCEDURE AND ADVICE

Contact Council's Restorations Officer - Tel: (02) 4780 5000 Email: council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

This area only relates to damaged roads and footpaths from Public Authorities (eg Telstra, AGL and Sydney Water), and also plumbers and builders. All road / footpath maintenance items such as drainage, failed sections of roads, potholes, requests for kerb and gutter works, trees, rubbish and grass cutting, etc need to be forwarded to Council's BM City Services section on (02) 4780 5000 or email council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

  1. A Road and Footpath Opening Permit must be obtained before any works are carried out in the road reserve.
  2. PLEASE NOTE THAT AN OPENING PERMIT DOES NOT PROVIDE APPROVAL FOR ANY WORKS TO COMMENCE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE RESTORATIONS OFFICER.
  3. After clearance is given by the Restorations Officer and work completed, the site must be left in accordance with the below listed specifications and the Restorations Officer again notified of the completion. (PLEASE NOTE THAT FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN EXTRA RESTORATION CHARGES.)
  4. The Restorations Officer will measure the area to be restored. Council will repair the damage and the invoice will be sent to the applicant.
Kerb and Guttering and Footpaths

The installation of new kerb and guttering and footpaths is also provided by Council and is made on a priority basis. The provision of new asphalt or concrete footpaths is based on public usage and its location, for example, near shopping centres, schools, churches and other areas.

Access to residences is the responsibility of each property owner. The provision of concrete laybacks for the purpose of installing a new driveway in areas where there is no kerb and guttering or for installing a new driveway in an existing kerb and guttered area, is to have prior approval of Council.

A Roads Act Application formSection 2: Vehicular access construction/driveway levels is required to be completed by the owner or the contractor. Residents are to arrange their own contractor for the work. The Application, fee and levels are to be lodged at Council's offices at either Katoomba or Springwood.

When the area to be concreted is formed and ready for inspection, Council's Engineer is to be contacted 24 hours prior to pouring of concrete.

Council is also responsible for the restoration of roads and footpaths which may be opened by various bodies for the purpose of installing gas, water, telephone cables, underground electricity etc. Council must be notified by completing a Roads Act Application formSection 1: Opening of road/footway for services and restoration charges are applied, depending on the surface of the road or footpath to be opened.

Download diagrams, Roads Act Application form at right.