Permits are required for all obstructions of part of a public thoroughfare, including roads, footpaths or verges with equipment such as cranes, cherry pickers, ladders, mobile scaffolding, skip bins, excavation works and filming.
Obstructing parking bays with anything other than licensed vehicles also requires a permit.
Approval is required before the obstruction commences to ensure the health and safety of the community. The approval process also ensures that any proposed work has a minimal impact on the public and businesses, and that those who are effected are notified.
Please note the following guidelines when applying for a permit:
• late applications will not be processed
• five full business days are required for obstructions not involving any traffic management
• 10 full business days are required for applications which involve traffic management
• applications will only be processed once all documents have been received.
Applying for a permit
• Obstruction permit application form (PDF, 202KB)
• Online enquiry.
For more information, please contact 9237 9222.
Footpaths promote the City's sustainable lifestyle and help residents and visitors access the City safely.
The City’s footpaths are assessed on their condition, history of repairs, frequency of use, proximity to pedestrian attractions, existing utility services in the road reserve, community needs – such as nursing homes, hospitals and schools – and whether the street has single or parallel footpaths.
The City’s footpath improvement program prioritises footpaths connecting the city centre to community facilities, such as hospitals, schools and retirement facilities, and to local community centres and cycle paths.
To report footpath damages or for more information on footpaths or proposed footpath improvements, please fill out the Street Maintenance Request form.
Streetlights within the City of Subiaco are owned and managed by either the City or Western Power. If you notice a streetlight is not working, please report it through the street light fault form.
Most repairs to streetlights maintained by the City are completed within 15 days of reporting.