Crossovers and Road Reserves

The road reserve extends from property boundary to property boundary and includes, but is not limited to, the road pavement, kerb and channel, nature strip, footpath and vehicle crossing.

You will need a Works within Road Reserve Permit if you need to carry out works in the road reserve, including connecting services such as driveway construction, water connection, and underground power supply or storm water.

Applying for a Work Within Road Reserve Permit

Permit application forms can be obtained at any of our Customer Service Centres or downloaded from the Related Information section at the bottom of this page.

There is an application fee for this permit, which is detailed on the permit application form.

The permit will be subject to certain conditions included on the permit. In some instances, these may include:

  • The payment of a security bond.
  • Repair, replacement or reinstatement of any damaged Council assets.

Examples of Works Within Road Reserves

  • Vehicle crossing works: Involves work to the crossover that provides access to your property from the property line to the road edge.
  • Road pavement works: Includes any other work in the road pavement. An example is installing a pipe connecting across the road.
  • Footpath or nature strip works: Includes skip bins or materials for a project on the nature strip.
  • Service connection: Involves connecting a water, communications or gas supply to a property.
  • Storm water connection: Is a connection to a pipe or a pit.

Vehicle Crossing Considerations

This covers any work to a new or existing driveway crossing, commonly known as crossovers. Major considerations include:

  • Does the proposed location offer a safe sight distance for approaching vehicles (with 200 metres of sight distance desired in rural areas)?
  • Is any drainage affected?
  • Are any street trees or significant vegetation impacted?

To obtain standard design drawings visit any of our Customer Service Centres, email Community Compliance or call 5624 2411.