Vehicle crossings & driveways

Driveways between the road and property boundary are generally the responsibility of the property owner. This means the property owner is responsible for any maintenance of this area.

Where a footpath crosses the driveway the Council maintains the footpath. If the driveway is dug up by a utility authority, such as MainPower or Spark, then they are responsible for the repair and reinstatement.

If you wish to construct a new driveway or replace an existing one you need to apply to the Council to do so, by completing the Application to Form a Vehicle Crossing form. This form is also available from any Council service centre.

For more information please refer to the Vehicle Crossing Information Pack and the Vehicle Crossing Bylaw 2007.