Corridor Access Request

​A Corridor Access Request (CAR) is an application for a permit to carry out works within the road reserve. It is required to ensure all work sites in the road reserve are as safe as possible for workers, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. (The road reserve is defined as boundary to boundary).

A CAR is required for, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Any activity that will alter, or cause to be altered, the surface of any part of the road reserve, including but not limited to excavating, drilling and resurfacing.
  • The placement of any pipe, duct, pole, cabinet or other structure below, on or above the road reserve.
  • A new vehicle crossing and driveway works.
  • Building construction (commercial).
  • Scaffolding works associated with renovations or building maintenance.
  • Shop front fit outs / repairs / replacements.
  • Crane operators.
  • Building cleaning/painting over four hours duration.
  •  Events.

Applying​ for a corridor access request

Submitica is an application that Clutha District Council has elected to use for the receipt of CARs for review. Complete the online application

Submitica is owned and maintained by RAMM Software Limited (RSL). RSL created Submitica at the request of the majority of councils in New Zealand to make the CAR submission process as simple, efficient and reliable as possible.

Note: No fees are associated with the usage of Submitica application itself. However, Clutha District Council fees and charges may apply.

Transportation fees

CAR applications may require additional information such as:

  • A Traffic Management Plan (TMP). 
  • Site or layout plan.
    - ensure the plan is clear and easy to read,
    - must be site specific and show the full extent of services to be installed, e.g. in the footpath outside 2 First Avenue to 107 First Avenue,
    - any trees and other above ground structures, street furniture, etc., along the planned layout route.
  • Evidence of consultation with other parties.
  • ​​Photos of the work site.
  • For utility installations an elevation photo of the proposal is required.

Locating underground services

Prior to applying for a Corridor Access Request for any excavation within the Road Reserve you must be aware of other in ground utilities. All Utility Operators affected must be advised of your intension to undertake work and seek approval where required. 

The below sites will help you to locate and protect underground pipes, cables and wires in the area you are planning to work:

​​Works access permit (WAP)

Once the traffic management team has approved your CAR application they will issue you with a works access permit this is your permission to undertake said works. Special conditions may apply, to which you are legally required to follow.


While you are working in the road reserve the traffic management team will make regular inspections to ensure that:

  • Efficient traffic flow is maintained on the road during the work.
  • Safety is maintained on the road and footpaths.
  • The footpath/driveways are kept clean - free of construction materials and equipment at all times unless prior arrangements are made with the Corridor Manager.
  • Applicants must comply with the guidelines set out in these regulatory documents:
    Clutha District Council’s District Plan ​
  • Applicants must reinstate any work sites, once work has been completed, to its original state ​​or comply with any special conditions set out by the Corridor Manager.
  • All work is documented for future use.
  • National Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors.

Related links

If you would like to discuss your application please contact the traffic management team.

Craig Jessop (Corridor Manager) (TMC) Transportation Network Control Officer, 0800 801 350 or email:

Page reviewed: 21 Jul 2019 11:11am