Engage Council

If you are considering undertaking driveway and/or ancillary works, consider engaging City of Canada Bay to manage the process for you. Council currently offers a service that can manage the entire process, from design right through to construction, or as individual elements based upon your requirements. There are many reasons to engage Council but most importantly, you will gain peace of mind that Council will ensure the design and works adhere to specified standards. Positioned locally, Council will also effectively manage the administrative and building processes so you don't have to. When engaging Council you will have the long-term support and stability of Council.

Why choose Council to design your driveway and/or ancillary works?

If you are proposing to install a new driveway or amending levels or widening an existing driveway, you are required to engage the services of a qualified professional to design the proposed driveway in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 off street parking standards. Determining a suitable professional can be time consuming and confusing, so after feedback from residents Council now provides a service to design a driveway to this specification. 

Please note, the service offered by Council is restricted to driveway applications that do not require planning approval such as Development Applications (DA), Complying Development Certificates (CDC) or Exempt and Complying Developments (ECD).

If you engage Council, a longitudinal profile in accordance with AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 will be provided to you indicating the levels of the vehicle path from the centre line of the road to the car space location. The design profile used to check for scraping is the 85th percentile vehicle, typically this is equivalent to the Ford Falcon sedan.

Please note, Council will not provide a design for any special type of vehicle or vehicle nominated by the applicant. For full terms and conditions refer to the driveway and/or ancillary works location application form.

Why choose Council to construct your driveway and/or ancillary works?

  • No bond to pay
  • No additional inspection fees will be charged
  • No re-inspection fees will be charged
  • No additional application form needs to be completed and separate approval issued in order to commence works
  • No need to engage and manage external contractors
  • No waiting for a bond to be refunded, which would apply if you engaged a private contractor
  • No incomplete work charges and/or deductions from your bond, which would apply if you engaged a private contractor who did not complete works to Council standards
  • No non-compliant work charges and deductions from your bond, which would apply if you engaged a private contractor who did not complete works to Council standards
  • No stop work or penalty notices for non-compliance where a private contractor does not comply with standards delaying works
  • No concerns about non-completion of agreed works by a private contractor.

What is the process if I want to engage Council to provide the driveway design?

  1. When lodging your driveway and ancillary works location application simply complete the 'driveway design' section and pay the applicable fee
  2. You will be contacted shortly thereafter to arrange a site inspection with Council's Asset Inspector in order to discuss the scope of the works and your requirements
  3. Following the inspection, the information will be provided to Council's Design Department in order to provide the transition levels for your proposed works
  4. Once finalised, a copy of the longitudinal section along with your driveway approval will be issued in writing.

What is the process if I want to engage Council to construct the driveway?

The process to engage Council to carry out works on your behalf could not be simpler. 

  1. If you choose to accept Council’s quotation, take the quotation that was provided, along with your Driveway and Ancillary Works Location Approval to the Civic Centre at 1A Malborough St, Drummoyne, NSW and pay the quoted amount
  2. The Customer Services Team will assist in taking payment and providing you with a receipt.
  3. Upon confirmation of payment, Council’s Civil Infrastructure Department will schedule the works to commence within 21 calendar days, weather permitting
  4. A Council Inspector will be in touch to confirm the commencement date and to answer any questions you may have.

What's the process if I want to engage Council to manage the entire process?

  1. When lodging your driveway and ancillary works location application simply complete the 'Driveway Design' section and pay the applicable fee
  2. Provided along with your driveway approval and longitudinal profile will be a quotation for the construction of your proposed works. Simply take a copy of the quotation along with your driveway and ancillary works location approval to the Civic Centre at 1A Malborough St, Drummoyne, NSW and pay the quoted amount
  3. Upon confirmation of payment, Council’s Civil Infrastructure Department will schedule the works to commence within 21 calendar days, weather permitting
  4. A Council Inspector will be in touch to confirm the commencement date and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Page last updated on: 07/09/17
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