Constructing and maintaining a residential driveway over the section that crosses the nature strip (from the property boundary to the edge of the road) is the property owner’s responsibility.
Driveways must be constructed using the correct specifications and plans. Correctly constructed driveways avoid things like steep driveway slopes and stormwater runoff and make it safe for pedestrians to walk across.
If your property fronts to a state-controlled road, please apply directly to Transport and Main Roads for your driveway. You can find more information by visiting State-controlled roads.
Residential driveways – kerb and channel
If there is kerb and channel on the road outside your property you may need to apply to install a driveway/crossover.
If you answer yes to all the questions below you do not need to submit an application.
Will the driveway be constructed in line with the Standard drawings provided below?
Will this be the only driveway/crossover for the property?
Will there be a clear view of passing pedestrians and vehicles from the driveway?
Will the driveway levels match the existing concrete footpaths (if present)?
Will the driveway be 600mm clear of the nearest stormwater pit?
Will the driveway be 800mm clear of any power or light poles?
Will the driveway be in a location where there are no road signs or trees?
Will the driveway be in a location where there are no concrete traffic islands, parking bay / pad or double unbroken centre line on the road in front of the driveway?
Is the driveway at least 6 metres from the tangent point (TP) of an intersection
(see Standard Drawing RS-049)?
Will the driveway be in a location where there are no water meters, fire hydrants or valves in the path of the driveway?
Will the driveway be in a location where it will not cover the water supply pipe between the main and the meter?
Will the driveway be in a location where there are no sewerage or stormwater manholes in the path of the driveway?
Will the driveway be in a location where it will not be built over a Council easement?
Will the driveway be in a location where it will not be within 10m of the approach side of a bus stop?
Residential driveways – No kerb and channel on the block frontage
Roads that do not have kerb and channel are likely to have a stormwater drain on the road side. This is common in rural areas and can make it hard for a vehicle to access the property.
To improve vehicle access to a property it is common to construct a driveway using a pipe. This is known as a pipe crossover. If you want to install a driveway with a pipe crossover we will work with you to find the best location and pipe size.