User Road: means a carriageway passing through or close to a title, used by the general public and maintained by the Local Authority, but not excluded from that title as Road (on a Sealed Plan) or Reserved Road excluded from the original Grant or designated as Public Road by survey and gazette (notification in the Public Gazette). If the formation is passing close to a title and is fenced as such, then the User Road boundary is that fence. If there is no fence, then the User Road boundary is accepted as 2.4 metres off the edge of the earthworks or embankment relating to that formation.
You will note in the example on the right, 'Woodcock Road' carriageway passes through Lot 2 and crosses Agnes Rivulet. The boundaries of Woodcock Road as it passes through Lot 2 are shown by dotted lines; more importantly, the area of Lot 2 includes the area occupied by Woodcock Road. It is as if the owner of Lot 2 holds the land involved in Woodcock Road (as it relates to Lot 2) in trust for the Public.
The second example plan (ie the second attachment) relates to a portion of a title that has not been occupied by the title holder but used as Public Road (footpath) by the General Public and maintained by the Local Authority
SIMPLY: some carriageways have not been 'dedicated' for public use but are in fact used by the public and maintained by the Local Authority. Can also relate to portions of carriageways that deviate very close to title boundaries and are fenced as such, the User Road boundary is the fence. If there is no fence, then the User Road boundary is accepted as 2.4 metres off the edge of the earthworks or embankment relating to that formation.