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Traffic & Transport Management

The role of the Traffic and Transport Division is to achieve an efficient transport network that also respects and enhances the local environment and traffic safety within the Kingston municipality.

For traffic and road enquiries relating to a freeway, or arterial road please visit the Vic Roads website.

Working with TAC to create safer communities 

Watch the video below to find out more about the Parkdale Local Area Traffic Management strategy.

Key functions of the Traffic and Transport Division

  • Advice and advocacy
  • Promote Council policies at state level
  • Advocate for residents
  • Promote state issues at local level
  • Contribute to planning policy, such as Melbourne 2030
  • Advise other bodies on design and management issues
  • Respond to customer concerns relating to traffic
  • Handle permits for overdimensional and B-double vehicles
  • Liaise with schools and community groups
  • Handle permits for Road Occupation & Works

Transport Planning and Policy Development

  • Traffic strategies – Network and route management
  • Traffic studies – Local Area Traffic Management, Commercial centres, Black spot assessments
  • Parking schemes
  • Bicycle facilities and bus stops
  • Signs for community facilities
  • Traffic treatments
  • Traffic comments on planning applications

Asset Design and Management

  • Design of traffic signals, treatments, lighting and signs
  • Management of signs and line-marking
  • Bus shelters
  • School crossings
  • Public lighting
  • VicRoads funding applications

Traffic Information Bulletins - Latest Traffic Treatments

View the latest Traffic Information Bulletins released.

Road Occupation & Works Permit

For any roadworks on Council owned roads that may involve full or partial road closure and/or occupation, a Road Occupation Works Permit is required. This application covers traffic management plans, works zones, shipping containers and other occupation of Council land that needs the approval of Council Traffic Engineers before road works can start. 

Traffic Management Plans

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any road works on roads within the City of Kingston.  

For infrastructure works within a road reserve, such as service connections, utility works, vehicle crossing constructions and other public works, please lodge the application via Traffic management plan for road works

For traffic disruption works that service a private development, such as concrete pours and crane liftings, please lodge the application via Traffic management plan for construction

The cost of TMP assessment is $348 for local roads and $639 for major roads plus applicable occupation fee at $13.40 per sqm per week. 

Please note:

If you have a pre-approved TMP as part of a Construction Management Plan please apply under the Occupation of Council Land to activate your approval.  

It normally takes 10 working days to review and approve the TMP application.  

A TMP must be prepared by a qualified person and carried out by suitably trained personnel.

The Traffic Management Plan shall meet the requirements of the Road Management Act Worksite Safety – Traffic Management Code of Practice 2004.

Shipping Containers

To place a shipping container on a road as a storage for less than 2 days please apply via Shipping Container permit

The cost of a shipping container permit is $29 per day for 20ft shipping container and $58 per day for 40ft shipping container.  

Please note: 

Shipping containers are generally placed on the road, in front of a business or residential property.

A shipping container cannot be placed;

  • on a nature strip.
  • less than 1.5 metres from the driveway.
  • within 10 metres of an intersection or 20 metres if there are traffic signals.
  • where it protrudes onto the footpath.
  • where vehicle or pedestrian access is blocked.

Reflector tape should be placed on the edge of the container at least 1.4 metres from the ground.

You need to obtain a Road Occupation Works Permit by completing the online application at least 10 days before the delivery date along with a plan showing the location of the proposed shipping container. The plan should show any fire hydrants, Council assets such as pits, any other authority assets in the vicinity of the proposed shipping container location and driveways.

Works Zone

A works zone is a dedicated parking area for a construction site to load/unload heavy tools safely and manage parking to allow trucks accessing the site.  Works zone can be applied via Work Zone application.

The cost of a works zone is $380 sign installation/removal fee + $13.50 per linear meter per week

Please note:

Applicants can apply for a work zone in front of their property by completing an Road Occupation Works Permit application online at least 10 days before the delivery date along with a plan showing the location of the proposed work zone location and installation & removal dates.-

Works Zones will generally not be approved in the following circumstances:

  • Where there are existing No Standing signs in place
  • Where there is an existing bus zone or bus lane
  • Whereby the works zone encroaches beyond the property boundary (unless written approval from neighbours is obtained)
  • Any other situations that are deemed unsatisfactory for a Works Zone by Council’s Traffic Department

Other Occupation of Council Land

For works that will have a minor impact upon traffic and pedestrians, such as minor building work, hoarding, gantry, scaffolding and storage of material please apply via Other Occupation of Council Land

The cost of occupation is $13.40 per sqm per week.  

Please note:

Use this section if you have an existing pre-approved Traffic Management Plan as part of a CMP that requires activation.

Hoarding, Scaffolding or Gantry will also require approval from Council's Building Department.


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