A ‘crossover’ refers to the legal point of entry into a property between the footpath and the street which provides vehicle access to the driveway.
It can also include any part of the kerb or footpath and is usually made from concrete.
Although a crossover is built over Council Land it is your responsibility as property owner to provide a properly constructed crossover where vehicles can access the property from a road. You are responsible for the construction, maintenance and cost of a crossover.
Please note: performing any works to a crossover without a permit is illegal and you may receive a fine.
Who can apply?
- Owner of the property
- The assigned agent of the owner of the property
- The concreter hired by the owner of the property
There is a non-refundable fee of $275 to apply for a Crossover Permit if you decide to proceed with the approved changes to your crossover.
How to apply
If you can't apply online, call or visit a Customer Service Centre.
What happens next?
- A Council Officer will conduct an onsite visit within 5 business days and assess if the proposed works can be done.
- The officer will contact you via phone of the outcome. If approved, an email link will be sent to you to make a payment for the permit.
- After you make payment you will receive your permit and drawings via email within 5 business days.
- The permit is not a certificate, instead it is a receipt of your payment and drawings inclusive of specifications that outline the information you will need to ensure your concreter follows.
- Once you receive your permit you can instruct your concreter to “box-up” the crossover. Do not pour the concrete.
- One (1) business day before you are ready to pour the concrete you need to call us on (03) 9705 5200 and request a pre-pour inspection.
- The site must be fully prepared for a pre-pour inspection to be approved.
- The Officer will call you after the inspection or discuss on site with the concreter of the outcome.
- If declined another inspection will be required with a further business day notice required.
- If on the second inspection the site is again not prepared in accordance to the supplied plans the permit will be cancelled and you will be required to reapply.
- Once the pre-pour inspection is approved you can pour the concrete.
- You cannot start works until a permit is granted.
- The permit will be valid for 12 months from the date of advice.
- Conducting any works without a Council Permit is illegal and you may receive a fine.