If you are planning to carry out any work or activity that affects the normal operation of the road, footpath or berm, you must apply for a Corridor Access Request (CAR).
Step 1. Check if you need a Corridor Access Request
If your activity involves digging, drilling or resurfacing, or affects the normal operation of the road, footpath or berm, you need a CAR.
Step 2. What to include in your CAR application
Before you apply for a Corridor Access Request (CAR) make sure you have everything you need.
Step 3. Apply for a CAR
Applications must be made at least 15 working days before work starts.
Submitting an application is not an authority to start work. You must wait until you receive your approved CAR permit by email.
You will be advised of the fee during the application process and be sent an invoice for payment.
Step 4. When your CAR is approved
When your CAR is approved you will be issued with an accepted Works Access Permit (WAP). With a status of, "Ready to Start".
You are required to notify AT of your actual start in MyWorksites.
Step 5. After the work is completed
When all work has been completed you are required to notify AT of completion of work via MyWorksites.
National code of practice
The National Code of Practice for Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors (PDF 2.8MB) defines the set of standards for working in the road and the Corridor Access Request (CAR) processes. The Code is mandatory under the Utilities Access Act 2010 and applies to all works carried out in the road corridor, whether the work is for or by a utility, local government, commercial organisation or private individual(s).