CorridorAccess offers an end-to-end cloud solution for both contractors and road owners to collaborate and communicate on permits. It allows member Road Controlling Authorities that want to protect their road assets from damage and / or interruption to be made aware of any intention to work on or near, or close a road corridor, for any purpose.
Asset owners become members of the beforeUdig service by registering the location of their underground assets and will then receive notifications of any intended works lodged as an enquiry with the beforeUdig service. By doing this, asset owners will be notified immediately when contractors or others who use beforeUdig are planning to excavate on or around their assets.
Contractors undertaking excavation use CorridorAccess because it is easy to submit a single enquiry and quickly make contact with the relevant Road Controlling Authority.
In addition, a separate site exists for non-excavation activities, allowing applicants to notify Road Controlling Authorities of their intention to close roads for events or other such purposes.
Be notified of all excavation works within your road reserve without being reliant on applicants to approach you.
Configure PermitAccess to suit local permitting requirements and business workflows.
Automated workflows mean reduced resourcing requirements for processing and approving permit applications.
Permit Authorities can generate reports on applications as required.
Be notified of all excavation works that may require a permit.
Applicants can pay for their permits online.
Complete history of all permit applications and audit view recorded.
Permit Authorities can view the accurate location of each permit application in a map window.
STEP 1: Applicants generate their asset location request via the regions One Call service for excavation works. If the dig site falls within the road corridor for a participating Permit Authority a permit application is also generated. For those who require Non-Excavation permits the participating Permit Authority will direct the applicant to the CorridorAccess site to apply. This site generates and manages non-excavation permit application requests exclusively.
STEP 2: During the permit approval process Applicants and Permit Authorities can exchange documents such as Terms and Conditions, photos and Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) as well as view/edit progress of the permit application. Approval documents can also be provided.
The ROAD CORRIDOR is the land that extends from the boundary of one property to the boundary of the one directly opposite across the road. The Road corridor includes the nature-strip and footpath, as well as the road.
Contractors using a One Call service for asset plan locations can now automatically have permit applications delivered to participating Municipalities & Permit Authorities. Contractors can view updates on the progress of their Permit applications, as well as documents and messages from the Permit Authority.
Excavation activities can include, but are not limited to:
- Digging, drilling, or resurfacing
- Doing any activity that will alter, or cause to be altered, the surface of the road corridor
- Placing any pipe, duct, pole, cabinet or other structure below, on or above the road corridor
- Building a new driveway or installing a new storm water drain that leads into the road corridor
- Performing maintenance work on any essential infrastructure
Sometimes activities and works that are not excavation in nature require a permit.
Anyone planning to limit access to any part of a road corridor (including footpath or nature-strip) can apply to the relevant Permit Authority for permission via their website links to CorridorAccess.
This includes, but is not limited to, activities such as:
- Holding an event, protest or parade that affects vehicle or pedestrian traffic
- Construction loading zones
- Placing a skip/bin or container
- Putting up a temporary scaffolding (mobile or fixed)
- Using or parking machinery such as cranes, cherry pickers and water blasters
- Applying for a full or partial road or footpath closure