Do I need a Vehicle Crossing Permit?
It is a requirement of the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law 9. Works on Council Land or Roads to obtain a permit to construct, remove, alter or upgrade a vehicle crossing and a requirement of the Road Management Act 2004 to obtain written consent of the coordinating road authority to conduct any works in, on, under or over a road. For more information on the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law or to access a copy, please see the Local law detail page.
A vehicle crossing is the portion of driveway between the property boundary and the road, see the image below.
Why do I need a Vehicle Crossing Permit?
The purpose of the permit is to protect public safety, minimise damage to natural and built community assets and to ensure that works comply with the relevant Shire construction standards and specifications. To view or access a copy of the Standard relevant to your proposal, see Section 5 of the Shire’s Civil Engineering Standard Drawings.
An Authorised Officer will conduct inspections for the duration of the permit to monitor compliance with the permit and any associated conditions, check that public safety is not impacted by the works and to ensure that any damage is repaired and paid for.
Do I need any other Permits or Approvals?
A Planning Permit is required to construct a vehicle crossing or change an existing vehicle crossing that accesses a VicRoads Declared Road. To check if your road is a VicRoads Declared Road, see the map of VicRoads Declared Roads(PDF, 802KB). For more information on how to apply for a Planning Permit, see Lodging a Planning Application. Once the Planning Permit has been issued for the vehicle crossing, you will then need to apply for the Vehicle Crossing Permit to conduct the works.
A Planning Permit may be required if your property has a Heritage Overlay. To find out if a Heritage Overlay applies to your property, see Planning Advice.
You might need to submit a Traffic Management Plan to the Shire for review and approval e.g. for road closures or traffic detours. If your works are on a VicRoads Declared Road, you must comply with VicRoads traffic management requirements. For more information on when a Traffic Management Plan is required, VicRoads requirements and how to submit an assessment, please see Traffic Management Plans.