Application to Construct a Driveway
If you wish to construct a driveway or alter your existing driveway within the public road reserve, you are required to lodge either an Urban Driveway Levels Application or a Rural Driveway Levels Application, depending on your property zoning. If you are unsure in which planning zone your property is located please contact Council. Please read the application form thoroughly to ensure that you lodge the required payment and documentation with your application so that it can be processed by Council in a timely manner.
Driveway Construction Approval Process
Once you have lodged your application with the required payment and documentation, Council will generally undertake the following:
Council will undertake a site inspection and will issue the applicant with the required driveway levels and specifications to which the driveway is to be constructed within the public road reserve.
Council is required to undertake a formwork inspection prior to the concrete being poured. The applicant or contractor is required to contact Council to arrange this inspection.
Final Inspection (Certificate of Compliance)
Once the driveway has been constructed, the applicant or contractor is required to contact Council to arrange a final inspection to ensure that the driveway has been constructed to Council's requirements within the public road reserve. If the constructed driveway is deemed compliant, a Certificate of Compliance will be issued to the property owner.
Please note that this Certificate of Compliance is required to be obtained from Council and provided to the Certifying Authority in order for a Final Occupation Certificate to be issued for the development.
Driveway Construction Standards
For additional information regarding Council's driveway construction standards please refer to Council's Vehicle Crossings Policy.
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|Section 138 Roads Activities and Hoarding
Any work to be undertaken within the public road reserve, including the footpath area, must be approved by Council prior to commencement. These works may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Road openings;
- Works being undertaken that require a Cherry Picker or Mobile Crane to be located on footpaths/roads;
- Restoration of disused driveways;
- Major stormwater connections; and
- Erecting hoarding in conjunction with a development or other works.
Application to Undertake Works
Applicants wishing to undertake work within the road reserve or erect a hoarding are required to complete and submit a Request for Consent to Carry out a Section 138 Roads Activity / Hoarding Application to Council for approval. Additional information regarding Council's requirements, including the required payments and documentation are outlined in the application form and must be provided to Council at the time of lodgement so that the application can be processed by Council in a timely manner.
If you are unsure as to whether the activity you are intending to undertake requires lodgement of this application form, or for further assistance, please contact Council.
For Section 138 Roads Activities, the applicant is required to pay a bond to Council to cover any damage that may occur to Council assets during construction works. The bond will be held by Council until completion of the works and rectification of any damaged Council assets to Council's satisfaction.
Approval to Commence Works
Should permission to undertake the works be granted by Council, a formal letter of approval will be forwarded to the applicant. This approval letter must be retained on site whilst the works are being undertaken.
Council will undertake a preliminary site inspection and will document the condition of Council's assets prior to commencement of the works.
Completion of Works
Upon completion of the works, the applicant is to contact Council to arrange a final inspection of the works.
Council will undertake a final inspection to ensure that any damage that has occurred to Council's assets due to the works being undertaken has been rectified, prior authorising the refund of the Damage Bond.
Restoration of Damage
It is to be noted that any damage that occurs to Council's assets due to the works being undertaken must be rectified to Council's satisfaction by the person/s undertaking the works. For road openings (including footpaths) refer to Council's Standard Drawing 178 for typical trench restoration requirements.
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