- Last updated:
- 26 May 2019
Depending on the location of your property, your crossover/driveway access may be constructed on a council controlled road or a State/Main Roads controlled road. If you are constructing on a state road you must contact Department of Transport and Main Roads for approval.
Conditions apply when building a vehicle crossover/driveway on council-controlled land. You must have written council approval before starting if:
- you are constructing a new non-standard crossover
- modifying an existing crossover's profile, surface, dimensions or materials to a non-standard.
Basic maintenance such as repairing cracks or sealing the crossover area does not need council approval.
Checklist – standard or non-standard
To check if your proposed crossover is standard or non-standard complete the crossover checklist.
If you answered 'yes' to all the checklist questions, your crossover meets standard conditions.
If you answered 'no' to any of the checklist questions you may be required to submit an operational works application through Development Services or further approval through Civil Asset Management Services. Fees apply to operational works applications.
Construction must not start until you have the final approval notice from council.
It is the property owner's responsibility to build, maintain or alter the crossover.
- any associated drainage and kerbing
- where the crossover crosses the kerb
- any affected footpath, water course, drain or drainage easement.
Fact sheets and guidelines
- Vehicle crossovers on council controlled land – standard crossover process fact sheet
- Construction and maintenance of vehicle crossovers on council controlled land fact sheet
- General guide to road and footpath permits fact sheet
- Crossover checklist
- Engineering guidelines for a residential driveway
Engineering guidelines for a rural driveway.
For more information, contact council's customer service centre.