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General Information



Roads & Footpaths

Council maintains approximately 110km of roadway and in excess of 150km of public pathways within the Local Government Area.  All local roads are managed and maintained by Council with the exception of declared Main Roads, which are the direct responsibility of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).  These sections of roadway include Epping Road, Centennial Avenue south of Epping Road, Pacific Highway and Burns Bay Road south of Centennial Avenue.

Off Street Public Car Parking Areas

Council manages and maintains off street public car parking areas in St Leonards, Lane Cove Village, and Lane Cove West (Beatrice Street). Find out more about parking in Lane Cove.


Council maintains 93km of pipelines and associated infrastructure. Our team aims to reduce the run-off of rainwater from public sites such as roads, footpaths and parks. You can request maintenance or report damage to any of Council's infrastructure by lodging a Service Request or contacting Council on (02) 9911 3555. Before lodging a request, use the image references below to ensure that the stormwater drain/pit is part of Council's infrastructure.

Council Stormwater Kerb Inlet with Grate               Council Stormwater Kerb Inlet with Pit behind kerb 

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If the pit looks different to those above, it may be a Sydney Water hydrant and valve or a Telecommunications manhole. 

Sydney Hydrant and Stop Valve Cover – Located on Road and Nature Strips 

If you have spotted a leak in a public space, please contact Sydney Water on 132 090 or lodge a request online with Sydney Water.

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Telecommunications (eg Telstra) Service Manhole 

If you notice damage to these manhole covers, contact the responsible Telecommunications provider as shown on the service manhole lid. 

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Stormwater Drainage on Private Property 

It is the owner's responsibility to maintain any private stormwater drains and pipes that are located on private property. The property owner must also maintain any pipes located on Council land that form part of the property drainage system. Owners may be able to check existing stormwater plans in the properties DA files, but for older buildings these plans may not exist.

Contact Council on (02) 9911 3555 to request physical copies of DA plans, or alternatively, view these plans online on the Council's website at DA Search and Enquiry

DA Stormwater Enquiries 

Complete the online form through Council's online services.


All Council forms and applications related to roads and footpaths can be accessed below (for Parking Permit Application forms, please click on link to Parking Permits above)

Banner Placement Application Form

Construction of a Vehicular Crossing Application Form

Filming Permit Application Form

Ground Anchor Application Form

Hoarding Application Form

Installation of Driveway Lines Application Form

Local Road Closure for Street Party Application Form

Road Opening Permit Application Form

Skip Bin Application Form

Standing Plant Permit Application Form

Stormwater Inspection Application Form 

Temporary Road Closure Application Form

Work Zone Permit Application Form

Damage Deposit - Complying Development Certificate Application Form 

Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form

Damage / Maintenance

You can request maintenance or report damage on to any of Council's infrastructure by lodging a Service Request or contacting Council on (02) 9911 3555.