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Before constructing a driveway, you need to attain a permit to undertake construction.
Yes. Approval for driveways is broken into two phases:
The portion of the driveway / parking area constructed on your land may require development approval. Some driveways may classify as ‘exempt development’ under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 – Subdivision 14 Driveways and hard stand spaces.
If your driveway does not meet the requirements of the Exempt Development codes, you will need to lodge a Development Application
The portion of the driveway between the edge of the road and your property boundary needs approval from Council under Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.
As you or your contractor will be working in a public road, Council has obligations to ensure this work is being done safely and to an acceptable standard.
As part of your Section 138 application, you will need to submit:
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has a useful guide to the DA process.
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All driveways that are constructed within the road reserve (verge) require a Section 138 approval.
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Last updated on 24 June 2021