Council acknowledges there are a wide variety of driveways in service and the technical standards outline the recommended driveway formation and material specifications. Other materials may be approved by Council upon application.
Accepted driveway materials
Broom finish, stencil, coloured and exposed aggregate concrete driveways are the most common form of driveway specified and installed by builders and concreters. Typical specifications have been outlined in Standard Drawings S1015 and S1110.
Asphalt driveways are typically permitted in rural areas and not the built-up urban areas and the typical specification is as detailed in Standard Drawing S1105.
Non-standard driveway materials requiring Council approval
Clay, honed and concrete pavers may be considered by Council where the pavers meet a minimum specification of being 400mm thick, placed on concrete with a compacted sub-base beneath, ensuring a firm foundation.
Tyre track or ribbon style driveways are an older style driveway consisting of two parallel tracks of hardened material with an unpaved area in between and either side of the tracks. Due to the potential for disturbance to the unpaved areas and erosion, Council does not recommend this form of driveway. Council may consider this driveway in the circumstances where the property is located within an area identified in the Planning Scheme as a Neighbourhood Character area.
Checker plates, steel plates, welded grates, timber, rubber bump stops over/in or bolted to he kerb and channel are not permitted in any circumstances.