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You must get Council approval for certain work in public spaces. A public place includes public roads, nature strips, footpaths, bridges and public reserves, including public wharves and boat ramps, as well as crown reserve land.
Types of work requiring approval
Approval is required to carry out works on land that is owned or managed by us. Feesmay be payable.
Construction of a new driveway requires approval under Section 138 Roads Act 1993. Applications are assessed under ‘Access and Alignment Level Application’ submitted to Council.
Driveways are to be designed in accordance with AS2890.1 and Sutherland Shire Councils DCP.
Driveways are to be designed and sited to accommodate street gully pits, street trees, and maximise the availability of on-street parking.
Only approved concreters - PDF - 194 KB can undertake works for single residential driveways on Public Road Reserves (verges or nature strips). Please note we are not recommending the companies listed.
Concreters can apply to be added to our approved list.
If you want to open, excavate or bore into a public road or footpath to undertake public utility service connections or works (i.e connect stormwater, sewer, temporary de-watering etc) you must have Council approval.
Submitting this application will enable Council to provide alignment information for large developments or steep or complex driveway access. This application is applied for before you have submitted a development application and will assist in the preparation of your Development Application (DA).
This guideline - PDF - 146 KB is required to ensure that such kerbside number is applied through a controlled and managed process to ensure consistency and adherence to appropriate standards, legislative and regulatory requirements. Council does not manage, fund or promote the service but does support the painting of house numbers on adjacent concrete kerbs by those residents or businesses seeking to add this additional communication of their property number.