An access is the crossing place at the road edge which allows the property owner to enter onto any street or road from the property or exit from the street or road to their property.
Section 218. (1) A council may, by order in writing to the owner of land adjoining a road, require the owner to carry out specified work to construct, remove or repair a crossing place from the road to the land. The access must be constructed to the satisfaction of any officer of council authorised for this purpose.
The following are the most frequently asked questions (with answers) in respect of this subject:
What do I have to do to put my driveway in?
If you are not intending to lodge a development application in the near future you need to lodge an Access Application form with Council, along with a rough drawing of the property showing the proposed location of the access. An application fee of $69 is payable when lodging the application.
How long does it take to assess and approve my application?
In some cases, especially when Council has some concerns in relation to the proposed location of the access, we may require an on site meeting with the applicant to discuss alternative locations. This would mean that the access application would take a little longer to process.
Will Council put in my driveway?
Can my driveway be either concreted or paved to the road edge instead of bitumenising the section from the road edge to the boundary?