Permanent vehicle crossing - permit requirements

When do I need a permit?

If you are constructing a permanent vehicle crossing on Council land you need a permit.

How do I apply?

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  1. Download the application form.  Fill it out and save it to your hard drive to upload when submitting your application.  You can only upload PDF, JPEG, JPG documents.   
  2. Read our permit user guide to help with submitting an online application, creating a new login and resetting your password.
  3. Click here to submit your application online for a single residential property or one unit.
  4. Click here to submit your application online for a commercial/industrial property or two or more units.
  5. You will receive automatic notification and an application number which must be used for all future correspondence.              
  6. You will be notified once an assessment has been completed.                  
  7. If your works involve closing any of our roads, you will need to provide 7 days written notification to surrounding residents.  A template to assist with this can be found here.   All stakeholders within 100m must be notified.  All letters must be stamped approved by Council prior to distribution. Please also attach a map for the proposed delivery are of the notification for approval. Permits will not be activated if the letter has not been approved.

There are 2 options to satisfy the requirement for the notification letter:

  • Distribute a letter 7 days prior to works; or
  • Distribute a monthly notification letter, followed by a notification letter 2 days prior to works. (Construction Management Sites Only).  Please refer to your Planning Permit or click here for further information.

How long will my application take to process?

Initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days.  When all required documentation has been supplied and is satisfactory, your permit will be issued within 10 business days.   

How can I request an update of my permit application?

You can request an update of your permit application using an on-line enquiry.  A permits officer will respond to your request.

Please note initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days.

What do I need to know about permanent vehicle crossings?

  • Properties with a heritage overlay will require a planning permit.
  • If a street tree needs to be relocated, Council's arborist will need to approve this and you will be liable for costs for replacement and removal of any trees.

Will my crossover be inspected?

Yes, we will inspect your crossover at the following stages:

  • After your application has been submitted to assess your proposal. We may request further information at this stage.
  • During construction including excavation, boxing and pouring.

It is your responsibility to make arrangements for us to inspect by calling us on 9205 5555. You must notify Council 48 hours before works start.

Are there any guidelines on how my vehicle crossing must be constructed?

Yes, vehicle crossings must be constructed in accordance with our standard drawings and to the satisfaction of our officers.

The following standards will assist you:

Permanent vehicle crossing section requirements drawing 

How much does it cost?

  • Permit fee - including weekday inspections
    • Single residential property or one unit: $460.35
    • Commercial/industrial property or two or more units: $680.10       

If an inspection is required to be undertaken out of working hours, an inspection rate of $460.35 applies.