If you are planning to carry out any work or activity that affects the normal operation of the road, footpath or berm, you must submit a Corridor Access Request (CAR) before you start. CARs ensure that all work is done safely and complies with national regulations.
All CAR and NECAR applications must be submitted at MyWorksites.co.nz.
There are 2 types of Corridor Access Requests:
Corridor Access Request (CAR)
If you are:
- Digging, drilling, resurfacing, or doing any other activity that will alter, or cause to be altered, the surface of the road corridor (road, footpath or berm).
- Placing any pipe, duct, pole, cabinet or other structure below, on or above the road corridor.
- Building a new driveway or installing a new stormwater drain that leads into the road corridor.
- Building a new fence and your work site or equipment encroaches onto the road corridor.
- Working near or opening manhole access covers.
Non-Excavation Corridor Access Request (NECAR)
If you are:
- Placing a skip, bin or container in the road corridor.
- Putting up a temporary scaffolding (mobile or fixed).
- Using or parking machinery such as cranes, cherry pickers and water blasters.
- Applying for a full or partial road or footpath closure to work on or above the road.
- Flying a drone over the road, footpath or berm.
- Non-excavation activities on Level LV, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 2L roads (if that activity does not affect the normal use of the road corridor).
When you don't need a Corridor Access Request (CAR)
You do not need a CAR if you are digging a single excavation in the grass berm that is less than 3m² or 6 linear metres, unless the work site or equipment encroaches the road corridor. A relevant Traffic Management Plan is still required to be on site.
National code of practice
The National Code of Practice for Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors 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).
- Find out if you need to apply to construct a vehicle crossing or driveway.
- Find out what you need when planning an event in the road corridor.
Help with the online application process
For help please refer to the Submitting a Corridor Access Request quick reference guide (PDF 505KB) or watch the instructional video.
You can also use the help information and training videos at MyWorksites.co.nz.
If you still need help using the MyWorkSites website, email support@MyWorksites.co.nz (you will need your job number and work-site address).