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If you’re planning an activity or project within the road corridor which:
then you’ll need to submit a Corridor Access Request (CAR).
This includes filming, storing materials, placing skips, excavating, resurfacing, installing signs, drone use, tree felling, events, erecting scaffolding, extending a driveway and more. If you’re not sure t if your activity needs a CAR, send an email to email@example.com and we’ll let you know.
Excavation works which will need a CAR application and a TMP are, amongst others:
This is not an exhaustive list of excavation works. If you want to know if your activity needs a CAR, please contact the road protection team.
Non-excavation work which may need a CAR application and TMP are activities such as
This is not an exhaustive list of non-excavation works. If you want to know if your activity needs a CAR, please contact the road protection team.
To submit a CAR application for non-excavation activities, use www.corridoraccess.co.nz/nz/non-excavation
In Porirua City, property owners are responsible for vehicle crossing construction and maintenance, including the section in the road corridor/reserve.
When constructing your vehicle crossing it must meet certain requirements.
The Council may approve the temporary closure of roads for events, maintenance, construction and during unforeseen events. Closing the road without an approved TMP and an approved temporary road closure application is illegal and may result in a fine.
To fly a drone over the Porirua City Council owned road corridor you will need to:
The CAR will need to meet several conditions:
The Corridor Access Team will review these documents, which generally takes five working days, and send a confirmation via email.
It’s important to be aware that you may incur some costs in meeting these conditions. We expect most road-related drone flight requests will relate to worksites or roadworks, or specific events. Our primary focus is on the safety of our roads, and the motorists and other people who use them.
Utility companies refer to the National Code of Practice for utility operators’ access to transport corridors.
If your activity involves a state highway, you’ll need permission from Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency).
Click here to view a list of fees for processing a CAR.