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Corridor Access Requests Corridor Access Requests

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.

Check if you need a Corridor Access Request.

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.

Check what to do before you start, and what to include with your application.

Get CAR application advice for future projects.

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.

Steps to apply for Corridor Access Request.

See the list of CAR fees and charges.

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.

Notifying AT when you start work.

Changes or working outside approved work date window.

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.

Check the process for work completion notice.

Check if you need to notify AT after a 2-year warranty period.

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).

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