Talk to us if you need vehicle access to your property, want to build a new driveway or pedestrian access or alter your existing vehicle entrance.
Vehicle crossing applications are assessed under the Local Government Act 1974, Dunedin City Council Roading Bylaw and the Dunedin City District Plan.
The applicant is responsible for ensuring applications comply with these documents.
Vehicle crossing applications are assessed under the Local Government Act 1974 (link to external website, new window), Dunedin City Council Roading Bylaw, the Dunedin City District Plan and the Second Generation District Plan
What is a vehicle crossing?
Vehicle crossing means the purpose-built drive constructed to take vehicles from the road to an adjacent property and can include all or some of the following parts
- A crossing across the kerb and channel line or water table.
- A crossing across the footpath.
- An on-street drive across all other parts of the road between the carriageway and the property boundary.
Diagram of a vehicle crossing
New vehicle crossings
If you want to build a new vehicle crossing or alter your existing vehicle crossing, please fill in an application form. We deal with each driveway/vehicle crossing request on a case-by-case basis as each situation is unique. You will need written approval from us before beginning work.
We have specifications for the construction of vehicle entrances. To make sure the work meets our specifications, the work must be carried out by a DCC-approved contractor.
Why must I get approval?
The Local Government Act 1974 (s335) says crossings must be properly constructed. The standard is set out by the DCC. Vehicles crossings that don’t meet this standard may need to be removed or altered to the satisfaction of the DCC.
Before making an application, refer to the operative district plan, local government act and roading bylaw for information on your responsibilities as the property owner.
Aspects of your development may also require consultation with the building services or planning departments.
More detailed plans may also be required.
What is the process?
- We’ll assess your application and visit the site. You’ll be contacted if we need more information
- We’ll send a letter approving your vehicle crossing
- You can engage your chosen approved contractor
- The contractor must then apply for a Corridor Access Request for permission to work in the road corridor and submit a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) before beginning work
- The contractor will construct the vehicle crossing to meet the construction requirements in the approval letter
- Upon completion, the contractor will notify the DCC and we will inspect the vehicle crossing.
Approved contractors for vehicle crossings
When working on public roads, worksites must be managed in a way that keeps the public safe. These contractors can work on vehicle entrances.
|Contractor||Contact person||Contact number|
Alans Contracting Limited
Asphalt & Cobblestone Services
0274 356 389
Asphalt Services Ltd
0274 327 631
Cargill Contracting Ltd
027 224 0311
Clearwater Civil Ltd
027 655 7076
Fulton Hogan Ltd
George Ellis Contracting Limited
03 488 3499
Hall Brothers Transport
027 630 1607
0800 50 35 35
K & B Contractors Ltd.
0274 329 153
Mason Excavations Ltd.
0274 377 255
Nash & Ross Ltd.
0274 544 681
Q C Contracting Ltd.
027 434 1505
Taieri Excavation & Drainage
Whitestone Contracting Limited
021 659 753
X Factor Kerbing and Asphalt Ltd
027 327 9425
Approved contractors must be used because:
- They know how to avoid underground services.
- They meet the DCC health and safety standard requirements and carry public liability insurance.
- They can construct vehicle crossings while locating and mitigating the risk of damage to utility services.
Issues with existing driveways
If you think something is wrong with your vehicle entrance, please contact us, or submit a Fix it form in the related information section.
Issues could include:
- The vehicle crossing is in poor condition.
- The culvert pipe is blocked.
- Your vehicle is scraping on the ground when using the vehicle crossing.
Please contact us if you are experiencing any of the above issues and we can discuss it with you.
Request for ‘no stopping’ lines at driveways
The DCC does not mark ‘no stopping’ lines at driveways because it is illegal to park across or within one metre of a driveway.
If your driveway is obstructed by an illegally parked vehicle, please phone us on 03 477 4000.
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