People who wish to take a vehicle from the road on to their property must do so by use of a properly constructed vehicular crossing.
A vehicle crossing is where your driveway crosses the footpath and street frontage. The Local Government Act 1974 (s335) requires that people who wish to take a vehicle from the road on to their property must do so by use of a properly constructed vehicular crossing.
Residential and heavy-duty vehicle crossings
A residential vehicle crossing may service up to three residential dwellings. A heavy-duty crossing is required when servicing four or more residential dwellings or for commercial activity.
Residential and heavy duty vehicle crossings are not permitted to be constructed within 12 metres of an intersection. Also, vehicle crossings that will take up more that 25% of the frontage require special permission from the Council.
Forms and information
If you intend installing, extending or replacing a vehicle crossing you will need to contact a Council approved and registered contractor who is permitted to carry out work on a public street. The contractor will be able to give you a quote for the work and will contact the Council on your behalf to obtain permission to carry out any work that is required.
The Council must make sure that all work within the street meets a certain standard and is safely completed.
Underground services like power and telephone cables are in the street frontage/footpath and these must be avoided. If a cable is hit there is a risk of electrocution or disruption to the service.
Council approved and registered contractors (details in vehicle access sheets above) carry special public liability insurance against damage claims.
Public safety is important and pedestrians and other users of the street must be protected. Contractors have special health and safety and traffic flow training to ensure that both the public and the workers are protected from harm in and around the worksite.