Get approval to construct, repair or abolish a driveway to your property

Approval is needed to connect your driveway to a road.

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What you need to do

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Before you start

Trees and utilities near driveways

You should plan the location of your driveway according to the required setbacks and clear of any utility services. Significant trees, traffic islands and stormwater pits cannot normally be moved to accommodate driveways.

You will need to contact our tree management team about whether you can remove or relocate a tree. The cost of any remedial works is at the property owners' expense.

If your driveway has been damaged by a tree or service authority trench, you can contact us and we will repair the driveway at no cost to you.

Driveway building standards

When you design your driveway you need to consider gradients, road camber and alignment levels. The Sydney streets technical specifications provides developers and our employees with the standards to design and construct driveways in the local area.

Our driveways coordinator can provide you with copies of drawings and specifications on request.

After you finish

When your driveway application is approved you can use your own contractor or accept our quote, which is supplied with the driveway application approval notice. You will also need a driveway road opening permit before work can begin. You will get a driveway road opening permit application with your quote.

If you use a contractor, the time it takes to build the driveway is negotiated between the contractor and the property owner.

If we're nominated to build the driveway, we will contact you to arrange a meeting at the property to determine the extent of works required. A quote and agreement is then sent to you and when we receive payment, it can take up to 28 days.