Driveways

If you are looking to construct your first driveway, modify an existing driveway, or add additional driveways to serve your property, the information below will assist in determining if you need to lodge a Development Application with Council.

What is a driveway and crossover?

It is the property owner's responsibility to build, maintain and alter the driveway and crossover. More

Expectations of the property owner and the construction industry

You may need approval to construct your driveway. Find out here if one is required. More

Operational Works application for a driveway and crossover

The application process where your driveway requires Council approval More

Technical standards

Council expects that all driveways comply with the Technical Standard (FNQROC Development Manual) and other best practice technical standards. The standard drawings show the recommended construction standard and finish of the driveway and crossover. More

Driveway materials

The technical standards outline the recommended driveway formation and material specifications. Non-standard materials may be approved by Council upon application. More

Additional approval from other authorities

Council Council recommends a 'dial before you dig' search when planning your driveway location and before starting any work. If your proposed driveway requires access off a state-controlled road, you will need permission from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. More

Other works on roads

Council must approve all works within the road reserve, including driveways, gantries, hoarding, scaffolding, and temporary road closures for events and activities. More

Return of security bonds

Where an application was lodged before 31 December 2017 More

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Last updated: 03 September 2019