Dedication – as applied to a public road, is the setting apart or registration of a portion of land for a public road, including road widening.
Dedicated road – a public place provided for the use of the public for traffic movement, and which has been declared, proclaimed, notified or dedicated.
Easement - an easement is a right held by the owner of land (benefited land) over land that is owned by another person (burdened land), to use the burdened land for a particular purpose.
The usual types of easement presented for registration over Crown land are rights of carriageway (access); rights to install and operate drains and drainage works; install, maintain and operate oil, gas or other pipelines and maintain and operate electric power lines, telephone and other cables and supporting pylons.
Highway – a road declared by proclamation to be a highway for the purpose of the MRA.
Local road – any dedicated road that is not a main road or highway.
Main road – a road declared by proclamation to be a main road for the purpose of the MRA.
Road – a route trafficable by motor vehicles; in law, the public right-of-way between boundaries of adjoining properties.
Road closure – the permanent closure of a road.
NOTE: Local governments can close roads for temporary purposes under the Local Government Act 1995
Road corridor – a legally described area within which facilities such as roads, footpaths and associated features are constructed for public travel.