Driveways - Crossovers

If you are constructing a driveway and / or crossover you must obtain approval from Council before commencing any works. 

From 1 July 2021 all driveway or crossover applications (Section 138) must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal.

Application fees will apply (see related fees and charges).


Getting set-up for online lodgement:

  1. Go to www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au
  2. Click on “My Account”
  3. Select “Create Account” and follow the prompts

Once your  account is set up, you can submit your application via your ePlanning account.

Please note – your application must be submitted with a site plan showing the proposed driveway and crossover in relation to the boundary (including distances to the boundary and width and length of driveway and crossover).

Fees and charges

  • An invoice will be sent via the Planning Portal to the applicant
  • Applications will only be formally accepted and progressed upon payment

What happens with the application?

  • Once you have submitted your application, it will be checked over and Council will advise you via your Planning Portal account if any additional information is required.
  • If additional information is required, you will need to submit this information to Council via your Planning Portal account.
  • You will receive an automatic response when your application has been lodged into our system as well as when your application has been determined by Council.
  • A Council representative will inspect the site against the driveway plan to ensure there are no impediments before any works commence and issue an approval letter and consent conditions.
  • After the pre-pour works are complete, you will need to contact the Engineering Admin Officer on 1300 087 004 to arrange a pre-pour inspection.
  • Approval documentation will be delivered to you via your Planning Portal account.