A vehicle crossing is the part of the driveway that crosses the footpath and nature strip. If you are building, relocating or altering this area in any way, you will need a vehicle crossing permit.
You must attach a clear plan of the proposed vehicle crossing. Public assets such as pits, trees or power poles must be accurately shown on the plan along with clear offset provided between the proposed vehicle crossing and the relevant asset.
The proposed crossing width is required to be on the plan. Crossings up to 4.8m wide will only be considered for dwellings with double garages within 5.5m of the front setback.
The offset between the nearest side property boundary and the new vehicle crossing is also required. All dimensions are to be measured at the footpath.
You may need to seek approval from relevant authorities if their assets will be affected. Assets within 1 meter of the proposed crossover will require approval. These assets could be:
In general, properties are permitted a single 3m wide vehicle crossing.
You should always provision for full car spaces based on:
New crossings adjacent to another crossing between 4m and 7.5m (half car space) or between 9m and 12m (one and a half car spaces) may not be approved.
New crossings in areas with high parking demand will be assessed against these guidelines.
If the site is on one of these streets, you must first apply for a planning permit:
Second vehicle crossings will only be considered in the following exceptional circumstances:
In circumstances of the above criteria is met, a second vehicle crossing will only be considered:
Vehicle Crossing Guidelines (PDF, 202.62KB)