Managing our Network
Heavy Vehicle Impact
Where a planned activity involving heavy vehicles is likely to have a higher than usual impact on our roading network, Council must be informed in advance.
To apply to undertake planned activity involving heavy vehicles visit the Roading Application Forms page.
Minor safety work
Every year Council does a range of small safety projects around the district. The Minor Safety Works Programme includes improving intersection visibility, installing roundabouts and speed cushions in residential streets to help address speed issues and putting in new pedestrian crossings and refuges. For more information on this programme contact Council.
Resealing work ensures that the district's road network remains safe, efficient and able to cope with the amount of traffic using it. Most resealing takes place in the summer months, excluding the busy Christmas and New Year period. Care is taken to try and minimise the impact on road users, but some disruption is inevitable.
Roading Application Forms
Some of our forms can now be filled out online, it's very easy and uses the Submitica portal. Please read these instructions before using our online roading forms so you can create your Submitica login.
The full list of online and hard copy forms is below.
Road and bridge closures
For all road and bridge closures please see our Alerts.
If you intend to extract timber, gravel or other resources, then you may need to let Council know.
Why? The extraction of gravel, timber or other resources via road can have impacts on the road over and above what Council has anticipated. If you will generate more than 80 heavy vehicle movements in a month or 210 heavy vehicle movements in a year, then we need to know.
How? Before you plan to extract these resources, we need plenty of warning so that our roading engineers can assess the impact on roads that will be used. We require at least 18 months notice and there is a Heavy Vehicle Impact Notice that you can complete and return to Council for this.
If you do not notify us 18 months before the activity and you are over the threshold for heavy vehicle movements, you will have to go through a resource consent process.
Failure to notify Council places other road users at risk and may result in roads being damaged beyond repair!