The City of Stirling’s Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way and dedicated lanes. Laneways classified as Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs will undergo improvement works, and laneways in Category 4 and 5 will eventually be closed or managed by the City as unimproved Crown rights of way.
The City’s Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way (ROWs) and dedicated lanes (that were formerly rights of way) located in its district.
Under the Strategy, the ROWs and dedicated lanes are classified into 5 categories based on certain characteristics:
||High strategic value – Traffic management and commercial|
||Significant strategic value – Potential to reduce negative impacts of infill development|
||Medium strategic value – Heritage/streetscape benefit|
||Low strategic value – Minimal strategic benefit|
To find out the designated category of the ROW or lane abutting your property, please go to Stirling Maps on this website, locate your property on the map via the address search and tick the boxes next to “Right of Way” in the “Layers” menu on the left sidebar to show the ROW category and ROW number on the map. Interpret the colour shown for the ROW adjacent to your property by clicking on the Legend icon located in the menu bar at the top.
The works program to complete the sealing, drainage and lighting of Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs and dedicated lanes over a 16 year period will be commencing in 2013. Indicative schedules for the upgrade works program: (i) Construction and Lighting or (ii) Lighting Retrofit only, are shown on the plans attached. The schedules will be reviewed from time to time by the City to reflect work priorities.
Properties abutting these laneways are expected to contribute financially to the cost of the upgrade works when they subdivide, develop or undergo modifications as part of a Development Contribution Plan being proposed by Council in Amendment No. 5 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
ROWs designated as Category 4 (having little or no strategic benefit) will be offered for closure and amalgamation into the abutting lands. Where closure is not possible, it is intended to convert these ROWs into Crown reserves to enable Council to perform basic periodic maintenance and upkeep.
ROWs designated as Category 5 (special constraints) which are not feasible to widen or overcome the constraints affecting are proposed to be dealt with similarly to Category 4 ROWs.
Proposed developments adjacent to a ROW are required to comply with the standards set out in Local Planning Policy No. 6.5 ‘Developments Abutting Rights of Way’. The City is currently reviewing Local Planning Policy No. 6.5 to align with the objectives of the Rights of Way Management Strategy and the proposed Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works. The revised policy is being advertised for public comment concurrently with Amendment No. 5 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
For further information please contact Engineering Design - Rights of Way.
Rights of Way Management Strategy Infomation and Documents