Vehicle crossings, although they are on Council land, need to be maintained by property owners, as they are primarily constructed to ensure vehicles can access the property in a safe manner.
Here is an example of a vehicle crossing area that is the owner's responsibility VX-diagram.pdf
To ensure that vehicle crossings are constructed to a safe, consistent and practical standard, Council has developed standard drawings S201, S202 & S203 which are included in the Vehicle crossing / road opening permit pack.
All new and amendments to existing vehicle crossings require a vehicle crossing permit with specific conditions that need to be followed at all times. The cost of a vehicle crossing permit is currently $133.
In instances where an Asset Protection Permit has been taken out; provided that only reinstatement works are required and there is no change to the vehicle crossing, reinstatement of the vehicle crossing can be done under the Asset Protection Permit. However, in this instance the standard permit conditions of the 'Vehicle crossing / Road opening permit' need to be adhered to at all times and concreters will need to arrange for a pre-pour inspection by calling 9581 4342.
Once you have made payment and confirmation is received either via a receipt of payment or a confirmation email from email@example.com, this permit will become valid. At this time no further contact is made by Council. However before pouring of any concrete you will need to call 9581 4342 to book an inspection with a council officer.
Road Openings (Trenches & Excavations)
All trenches or excavations within the road surface require a Road Opening Permit, for example, stormwater connection, stormwater pit connection, stormwater repair. Kingston's Road Opening Permit fee is currently $136 and processed through the same form used for Vehicle Crossings, downloadable above. The Vehicle Crossing/Road Opening Permit Conditions must be adhered to at all times.
Once you have made payment and confirmation is received either via a receipt of payment or a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org, this permit will become valid. At this time no further contact is made by Council.
If your permit applies to a storm water connection please have your licensed plumber call 9581 4369 to organise an inspection before carrying out any connection works.
If your permit applies to a road opening then please note a council officer will attend this location upon completion of your works to ensure all rectification works were carried out to council standards. If you have any queries relating to the road opening permit call 9581 4554. However no further action is required from you at this time.
Standard Drawings for Roadworks
Standard drawings are for the following Roadworks: Kerb Profiles (S101-105), Vehicle Crossings (S201-204), Paths (S301-304), Pit Details (S401-415), Melbourne Water (SMH.0.3.10), SEW (S501-505) Pipe Connections, Traffic (S601-603)and Tactile Indicators (S701-715)