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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, see 'Related Information' for link.

Key functions of the Traffic and Transport Division include:

  • 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. An application for a Road Occupation & Works Permit can be downloaded from 'Related Information'.

Completed Road Occupation & Works Permit applications can be either emailed to info@kingston.vic.gov.au OR submitted at the Ground Level of City of Kingston Offices at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.

Traffic Management Plans

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any road works on roads within the City of Kingston. The Traffic & Transport Department needs to approve your TMPs before road works can start. Traffic Management Plans must be prepared by a person experienced and qualified in a Traffic Management Division 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.

To obtain approval of a Traffic Management Plan an Application for Road Occupation & Works must be completed and submitted to Council along with payment of applicable fees.

The application can be lodged in person at the Customer Service counter at the ground level of Council’s Offices at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham or alternatively can be email to info@kingston.vic.gov.au.

For further information please refer to Traffic Management Plan (TMP) Requirements Fact Sheet (V2.1)

Shipping Containers

A shipping container is a type of storage box and is usually used to import and export goods or short term storage. A business or resident may have a shipping container, on the road outside their business or property, for up to two days. Any longer than 2 days will need to be negotiated with Council’s Traffic Engineer and, will only be approved in unavoidable circumstances.

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 complete a Road Occupation & Works Permit Application and send it to Council 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.

The application can be lodged in person at the Customer Service counter at the ground level of Council’s Offices at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham or alternatively can be email to info@kingston.vic.gov.au.

For further information please refer to Shipping Container Requirements Fact Sheet (V2.1)

Work Zone Applications

 A work zone is a dedicated parking area for construction vehicles to conduct related activities in front of a work site.

Applicants can apply for a work zone in front of their property by completing a Road Occupation & Works Permit Application and sending it to Council 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.

The applicable costs for a work zone, should the Traffic & Transport approve the proposal are as follows:-

Work Zone Signage - $360
Work Zone (Council land occupation) - $13 per linear meter per week

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

The Road Occupation & Works Permit application for a work zone can be lodged in person at the Customer Service counter at the ground level of Council’s Offices at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham or alternatively can be email to info@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Fact Sheets

Related Permits

  • Road Occupation & Works Permit
  • Road Occupation & Works Extension Permit
  • Road Opening / Footpath Opening Permit
  • Vehicle Crossing Permit
  • Asset Protection Permit
  • Stormwater Tapping Permit

Related Legislation

  • Road Management Act 2014
  • City of Kingston Community Local Law 2015
  • Construction Management Plan Guidelines
  • Guidelines for public safety and amenity at construction sites

Related Information