Definition of road reserve in English:

road reserve

noun

South African, Australian
  • An area of land set aside for potential road construction, on which building is not allowed.

    ‘contractors have warned traders in Malaba of the demolition of structures built on road reserves’
    • ‘Residents are planting on road reserves.’
    • ‘He first approached the city seven years ago to ask for help in relocating around 1200 families living on the road reserve.’
    • ‘We have settled with those owners within 15 metres of our boundary and the road reserve.’
    • ‘The apartments were not sitting on a road reserve, the councillor said.’
    • ‘Relatives were awaiting compensations from the government to relocate the graves from the road reserve.’
    • ‘There's an existing wide road reserve linking the southern end of the parkway to the main road.’
    • ‘The trees sit on a road reserve and could be dangerous to motorists.’
    • ‘There has been also a delay in the relocation of services from the road reserve.’
    • ‘It is already a proclaimed road reserve and we don't need to look at what properties are impacted.’
    • ‘The fire was discovered in the old exploration well on a public road reserve.’