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:

CategoryDescription
Category 1 High strategic value – Traffic management and commercial
Category 2 Significant strategic value – Potential to reduce negative impacts of infill development
Category 3Medium strategic value – Heritage/streetscape benefit
Category 4Low strategic value – Minimal strategic benefit
Category 5 Special constraints

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 box next to 'Right of Ways' in the 'Layers' menu on the left sidebar to show the ROW category and ROW number on the map. 

 
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 commenced 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 major modifications under the requirements of the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works, which came into effect on 15 December 2015. The Development Contribution Plan can be found in Schedule 11A of Local Planning Scheme No. 3.  The  Development Contribution Plan ReportCost Apportionment Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (regarding the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works) documents are available below, under the 'Rights of Way Management Strategy Information and Documents' section. The latest independent auditors report and financial statement for the Development Contribution Area for Rights of Way Improvement Works reserve account can be found in the City's Annual Report for 2016/17.

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 and subdivisions adjacent to a ROW are required to comply with the standards set out in the Local Planning Policy No. 6.5 'Developments Abutting Rights of Way'. Local Planning Policy No. 6.5, as revised on 6 June 2017, aligns with the objectives of the Rights of Way Management Strategy and Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works.  

For further information please contact the Rights of Way team in Engineering Design.

 

Rights of Way Management Strategy Information and Documents

 
  
  
  
  
Rights of Way Management Strategy.pdfRights of Way Management Strategy3155 KB 24/10/2012 11:36
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - ROW DCP.pdfFrequently Asked Questions and Answers - ROW DCP33 KB 9/03/2016 9:16
Category 4 and 5 Acquisition Schedule.pdfCategory 4 and 5 Acquisition Schedule54 KB 11/10/2017 14:52
Development Contribution Plan Report (February 2018).pdfDevelopment Contribution Plan Report (February 2018)198 KB 28/02/2018 9:21
Indicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2018).pdfIndicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2018)801 KB 1/05/2018 10:12
Indicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2018).pdfIndicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2018)802 KB 1/05/2018 10:12
Cost Apportionment Schedule (July 2018).pdfCost Apportionment Schedule (July 2018)23 KB 20/06/2018 15:44