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Overview


Council regulates heavy vehicle parking on residential premises to ensure heavy vehicle parking does not result in harm to human health or safety, detrimentally affect the amenity of the area in which it is conducted or causes environmental harm or a traffic problem.
A Heavy Vehicle Parking on Residential Premises Licence is needed if your property is less than 4,000m2 and you can not meet the criteria in the heavy vehicle parking on residential premises fact sheet. The total number of heavy vehicles must not exceed the respective Planning Scheme number of vehicles allowed without Development Approval.
  • A single motor home, caravan or similar used for private recreation and where it is the only such vehicle on the site.
  • Emergency and public utility vehicles.
  • Council heavy vehicles parked on Council owned or occupied land.
  • Heavy vehicles loading or unloading goods for not longer than necessary.
  • Heavy vehicles already subject to a current development permit or have lawful non-conforming land use rights under a pre-existing planning scheme.
  • Heavy Vehicles parked on premises where the lawful primary land use is rural, commercial or industrial land as defined by the planning scheme.
Note: The definition of a heavy vehicle in Councils Local Law does not override the respective planning schemes. The total number of heavy vehicles must not exceed the respective planning scheme number of vehicles allowed without a development permit.

You do not have to apply for a licence if you can meet the criteria listed in the heavy vehicle parking on residential premises fact sheet.