Access and Transport Charges

Access and transport charges including corridor access fees, paper road closures and vehicle crossing inspection fees.

How corridor access fees are determined

  • Project works, major works, and minor works are as defined by the national code of practice for utility operators’ access to transport corridors (November 2011).
  • The council may at its discretion allow for multiple sites to be included in a single CAR application with a single fee being charged. Applicants shall, if they consider there is a case to combine multiple sites, provide the council with the justification for a combined application fee.
  • Possible examples where a single fee may be considered are as follows:

               - repetitive works of a minor nature requiring minimal or no excavation works

               - minor works on multiple sites (maximum of 4-5 minor streets)

               - main contractor managing multiple works but located on a single site.

Corridor access fee

Corridor access request (CAR) fee - project works


Corridor access request (CAR) fee - major works


Corridor access request (CAR) fee - minor works


Roading engineer

$150 per hour

Clerk of works

$100 per hour

Paper road closure

Road stopping application fee


Hourly rate for additional work

$150 per hour

Vehicle crossing inspection fee

Traffic engineer/transport planner

Hourly rate for administration of crossing application, pre- and post-construction site inspections and sign off.

$150 per hour

Overweight loads permit fee

To cover vetting and issuing a permit for [an] overweight loads[s] or specialist vehicles using local roads and that starts or finishes its journey in Kāpiti Coast District.

Processing time will be invoiced based on hourly engineering fee.

*note: when a full technical bridge assessment is required this could take 1-2 working days and will be invoiced per hour.




$150 per hour

[minimum charge $75]

For SH1 permits apply to New Zealand Transport Agency direct.

Related links

More on roads 

Updated 30 June 2017