Temporary Road Closures

There are a variety of reasons why a road may be part or fully closed for a period of time including roads repairs, unsafe road conditions or events (i.e. parades).

The most current information on road closure within the City of Greater Geraldton boundaries is available in the Road Condition Report and in the Public Notices.

Part Road Closures

A 'temporary part road closure' may include the closure of a footpath, shoulder or lane but still provides access for motorists. Part road closures may be requested by service providers, contractors etc to allow for proposed works to be carried out.

Full Road Closures

A 'temporary full road closure' blocks the entire road and does not allow access to motorists. Full road closures may be requested by service providers, contractors and event organisers to allow for proposed works or events.

A full road closure will only be granted in situations where works can’t be completed safety with a part road closure. All full road closures must be approved by the road authority (City of Greater Geraldton/Main Roads WA).

Road Closed Sign

Events

Under Section 81A of the Road Traffic Act 1974 an “EVENT” means a race or a speed test and does not include a public meeting or procession (a march). Events are regulated by Police, but require City approval.      

Under Section 81A Police do not require City approval for a public meeting or procession (a march) as these are not defined as an “Event.

Under Section 81C of the Road Traffic Act 1974 all road closures must be approved by the Commissioner of Police. The form which must be submitted is the order for road closure for event.

For local roads (i.e. not Main Roads) the Commissioner of Police MUST have approval from the City (local government) under the Act, before considering a road closure.

Under Section 4 of the Public Order in Streets Act 1984 – public meetings and processions (a march) are regulated by Police and do not require City Approval. Under the Act, the police do not require any approval from the local authority to sanction. The Police may ask the City out of courtesy – but they are not legally obligated.

Road closed for event sign

Road Closure applications

The applicant must fulfill all conditions listed in the City’s Temporary Road Closure forms:

A Temporary Road Closure for Events (E002) can be downloaded from Online Forms.

A Temporary Road Closure for Works (ISM005) can be downloaded from Online Forms.