A driveway crossing is the section of ground including the concrete kerb and footpath that you use to get your vehicle from the roadway to the driveway within your property.
Council will provide one standard concrete driveway per property within all suburbs with the exception of Gunn and Durack. Council does not provide a second driveway on any property, residents can contact Council to arrange at their own cost. Driveways are constructed once construction of the dwelling or building is completed to minimise damage. If you wish to have a wider driveway, Council will need to measure and quote how much it will cost for the extra width. Payment is required before concreting commences.
All driveways that Council undertakes will need to be 'marked out' either with paint (on the grass, not the kerb) or other means.
The waiting period is approximately one to one and a half weeks during the dry season, two weeks during the wet season.
Standard Driveways are as follows:
Single dwelling - 3m x verge width x 100mm thick unreinforced concrete
Unit complexes - 6m x verge width x 100mm thick unreinforced concrete
Commercial and Industrial - 6m x verge width x 150mm thick reinforced concrete
It is a requirement of Council that residents obtain a Work in Public Places Permit to construct their own driveway before commencing works. This is not necessary if Council is undertaking the construction or the residents live in Gunn or Durack.
Reimbursement for the construction of your driveway, less administrative costs is available, pending all of the above conditions being undertaken to the satisfaction of Council. Council will reimburse only what it would have cost Council to construct the driveway.
Applications for permits and reimbursements can be downloaded from the A-Z Forms page.