A driveway crossing is the section of ground including the concrete kerb and footpath you use to get your vehicle from the roadway to the driveway within your property.

Council will maintain and provide one driveway per property for all suburbs within the municipality. In older suburbs existing driveways may be bitumen, in newer ones they may be concrete.

Generally driveways are constructed once building of the dwelling is completed to minimise damage. The waiting period is approximately one to one and a half weeks during the dry season, two weeks during the wet season.

New standard driveways

Single dwelling - 3.5m x verge width x 100mm thick reinforced concrete
Unit complexes - 6m x verge width x 100mm thick reinforced concrete
Commercial - 6m x verge width x 150mm thick reinforced concrete
Industrial - 6m x verge width x 200mm 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.

Driveway reimbursements

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.