Working in a road reserve or footpath
Consent under Section 138 of the NSW Roads Act 1993 is required for any works or activities in a public reserve, public road way or footpath (nature strip).
Section 138 of the NSW Roads Act requires that all activities undertaken within Council's road reserve be approved by Council prior to the activities being undertaken. This includes landscaping the footpath area in front of residential homes. To help you obtain appropriate approvals and assist in your works planning, please refer to the guidelines and link to the application forms below.
Road Reserve Worksite Checklists
Landscaping footpath areas
Property owners are encouraged to develop the footpath areas adjoining their properties in accordance with the following guidelines.
You can email these forms,or any queries to Section138applications@wagga.nsw.gov.au