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Public Infrastructure

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Occupation/Works on Council Managed Land Application

Formerly known as a Works within Road Reserve Permit, this permit is required for any works or event that will occupy or impact council managed land; this includes but is not limited to, roads, road reserves, car parks, parks, gardens and open spaces.

Applications for an Occupation of and/or Works on Council Land Permit can be made here. The permit is free provided the application is received and the permit granted prior to works commencing. Most applications can be processed and the permit issued within a week. More complex traffic management plans will require more time for assessment and refinement. Penalties apply for working on or occupying Council land without this formal approval.

All necessary documentation needs to be provided at the time of application, this documentation includes:
• All applications require proof of public liability insurance of a minimum of $10 million to be in place for the duration of the works or event
• A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) that conforms to Australian Standard AS1742 may be required. TMPs should take into account any pedestrian management (including cyclists) that may be required. Council has prepared a number of standard Traffic Management Plan (TMP) diagrams for common and simple situations that can be included in a Works/Occupation on Council Managed Land application. If your application requires a TMP you may be able to use a pre-prepared TMP. If your situation is not covered by the pre-prepared TMPs you will need to have a TMP prepared by a suitably qualified person. It is the site manager’s responsibility to ensure that the site is set up as per the TMP approved in the application.


Location of Legal Point of Discharge Application

Private residences are required to control stormwater discharging from their property. In most circumstance stormwater is controlled to a single point where it enters the Council stormwater network. Council officers will advise where this point of connection is to be made through a legal point of discharge enquiry. Please contact council at info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.


Build over an Easement Application

Council is the responsible authority for stormwater drainage. Easements are created through private land to connect the stormwater network.

Building over a drainage easement is only permissible for certain types of structures. Appropriate structures need to be light so as not to apply pressure to the ground and impact the pipework. Structures should be relatively inexpensive as they may require removal at any time to facilitate works on the stormwater network.

Structures that may fit these criteria include sheds, chicken coops, cubby houses, etc. however Council will not pay for the replacement of the structure if it requires removal so careful consideration should be made before applying for a permit.


Heavy Vehicle Access

Over-size or over-mass vehicles are required to apply for a permit through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) if access to Council managed roads is required. The NHVR will refer the application to all responsible road authorities including local councils if required.

Local Government Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM)

Alpine Shire uses the Local Government Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) as its primary source of standardised design plans.

Adherence to the IDM helps to improve the efficiency of council engineering approvals to ensure minimum criteria are met in regard to the design and construction of council infrastructure.

Many of the conditions associated with permits that are provided by the Alpine Shire will make reference to the specifications in the IDM. The IDM can be downloaded here.

Report a problem

While regular inspections are undertaken on all our assets, problems can appear between inspection cycles. Please report problems associated with any of the assets below by submitting a customer request.

Road Management Plan

Alpine Shire Council manages municipal roads in accordance with its Road Management Plan. The purpose of Alpine Shire’s Road Management Plan is to establish a management system for the municipal road functions that the Shire is responsible for. The plan also sets out standards for inspection, maintenance and repair of the roads that the Shire is responsible for.

Alpine Shire’s ‘Register of Public Roads’ provides details of each of the roads that the Shire is responsible for, the applicable standards, the date any road or section of road is included in, or removed from the Register, and any other matters required to be included by the Road Management Act 2004.

Alpine Shire appreciates information from the public regarding any traffic hazards. Please contact the Alpine Shire Council to report any hazards on 03 5755 0555.

Road Management Plan
Register of Municipal Public Roads
Code of Practice for Road Management Plans

Roads

VicRoads Main Roads
The following roads are maintained by Vicroads. If you have any requests regarding these roads please contact Vicroads on 131170.

Myrtleford / Glenrowan Road (Snow Road)
Buffalo River Road
Myrtleford / Yackadandah Road
Bright / Tawonga Road
Dederang Road
Happy Valley Road
Running Creek Road
Great Alpine Road
Kiewa valley Highway
Mount Buffalo Road
Bogong High Plains Road (Mount Beauty to Falls Creek)

Civil Infrastructure

Council's Asset Maintenance Department manages and maintains more than $230 million worth of civil assets throughout the Alpine Shire. The most significant civil assets are outlined below:

Roads

Alpine Shire manages and maintains in excess of 578km of roads. These roads are managed in accordance with the Road Management Plan (RMP). The purpose of the RMP is to establish a management framework for the municipal roads that Alpine Shire is responsible for. The plan sets out standards for inspection, maintenance and repair of these roads. The RMP can be viewed here.

Road maintenance includes grading (and in some cases re-sheeting) of unsealed roads that Alpine Shire has responsibility for. We endeavour to ensure conformity with the intervention levels set out in the RMP, however, the grading program can be affected by factors such as:
• General road condition
• Frequency and severity of defects
• Road moisture content, weather conditions and the availability of water

Roads – Register of Public Roads

The Register of Public Roads contains information about the roads for which Alpine Shire has responsibility for under the Road Management Act 2004. The Register of Public Roads can be viewed here.

Roads – VicRoads Arterial Roads

The following arterial roads are managed and maintained by VicRoads:
• Snow Road (Myrtleford – Glenrowan Road)
• Buffalo River Road
• Myrtleford – Yackandandah Road
• Tawonga Gap Road
• Dederang Road (Dederang)
• Happy Valley Road
• Running Creek Road
• Great Alpine Road
• Kiewa Valley Highway
• Mount Buffalo Road
• Bogong High Plains Road (Mount Beauty to Falls Creek)

Roads – Road Naming

The naming of roads is governed by the Victorian Geographic Place Names Act 1998. Road names are critical in directing emergency services and are necessary for mail delivery and other services. Road names are an important part of Alpine Shire’s historic and cultural heritage. If you are interested in making an application for a road name please use this form.

Bridges

Alpine Shire Council maintains 63 significant pedestrian bridges, 3 major footpath culverts, 37 major road culverts and 57 road bridges. Council officers perform annual inspections of all bridge assets. Independent specialist assessments of all structural components are undertaken at programmed intervals of 15 or 25 years depending on the bridge type.

Drainage

Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 87km of underground stormwater drainage assets and an extensive network of open and roadside drains. Maintenance is generally undertaken on a reactive basis due to the very long lives and inaccessibility of these underground assets.

Footpaths

Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 64km of sealed and unsealed footpaths and 53 km of shared trail. Footpaths are defined by the use of imported materials for construction in contrast to walking tracks which are constructed with little or no imported material. Regular inspections are undertaken on all footpaths and shared trails and maintenance is scheduled based on intervention levels as outlined in the Road Management Plan.

Buildings

Alpine Shire manages and maintains over 300 community buildings and structures. Buildings are broken up into the following types:
• Offices
• Residences
• Halls
• Pavilions
• Public shelters
• Toilets
• Sheds

This includes buildings that are owned by Council and buildings that are owned by the Crown that Council chooses to manage and maintain for the benefit of the community.

Regular inspections of buildings that are managed by Council are undertaken and necessary maintenance is scheduled based on intervention levels as outlined in Council’s Facility and Building Management Policy.

Public Lighting

Public lighting is managed by Alpine Shire Council, however, maintenance is undertaken by contractors. Any issues with public lighting should be referred to streetlight@sp-ausnet.com.au.

Open Spaces

The Asset Maintenance Department manages and maintains approximately 2000 hectares (4942 acres) of open spaces throughout the Alpine Shire. The most significant open space assets are outline below:

Parks and Gardens

Council manages and maintains a number of parks, gardens, reserves and other open spaces for community and visitor use.

Details of the recreation facilities available in the Alpine Shire can be found here. Regular inspections of parks and gardens are undertaken and necessary maintenance is scheduled based on intervention levels.

Playgrounds

Council manages and maintains various playgrounds with a large variety of equipment for children of all ages for community and visitor use. Details of the playgrounds available in the Alpine Shire can be found here. Regular inspections of parks and gardens are undertaken and necessary maintenance is scheduled based on the Australian Standards for Playground Equipment.

Trees

Trees are an important and very significant asset to the Alpine Shire. Many of our towns are renowned for their trees, particularly for the displays of colour that occur during autumn. Inspections and maintenance of trees are undertaken on both a planned and reactive basis depending on the requirements of individual and stands of trees.

Any works that may impact Council managed trees require a Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) to be established. The necessity for a TPZ will be outlined as a condition in an Occupation of and/or Works on Council Land Permit which must be obtained before conducting any works or occupation of council managed land.

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