Operational Works

Does your development application state that you need operational works approval? 
There may be a number of civil engineering elements that may require operational works approval from the council?
If so, talk with our civil engineers for a FREE consultation and independent expert advice.

Operational Works is a term defined by the Planning Act 2016. It refers to work, other than building work or plumbing or drainage work, that affects a premise or the use of a premises. The range of these works may include excavating or filling, clearing vegetation, road works and infrastructure.
Depending on your development and the Development Approval, civil engineering drawings are required to be submitted to Council for Construction Approval. This must happen before any construction works can commence on your site. Civil Perspective can walk you through the process of Operational Works and what specific engineering elements are required to be approved before the development can be constructed. This will include what needs to happen Post-Construction, such as plan sealing.
Once the Operational Works has been approved, this approval will be issued and will outline the requirements for any as-constructed/RPEQ certification to be conducted as part of the development.

Civil Perspective can help you with the construction element of the Operational Works approval so that your development is titled correctly with council.

The types of Operational Works approvals needed are (but not limited to):

  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • External Roadworks Design
  • Internal hardstand pavement grading and design (eg. Carparks)
  • Stormwater drainage including Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
  • Sewerage reticulation
  • Water Reticulation
  • Road design including traffic functional layouts and intersection design
  • Signage and line marking
  • Vehicle swept path analysis

Need Operational works for your development?

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