A vehicle crossing is a connection between a property and a public road. All vehicle crossings must be approved by the Council and inspected by our staff throughout construction.
Make an application
Applications for a new or modified vehicle crossing are made using the vehicle crossing application form. This includes vehicle crossings for new builds, adding a new crossing to an existing site, or rebuilding an existing vehicle crossing.
An application fee covers the costs of processing the application and any site visits to inspect the crossing during construction.
Types of vehicle crossing
There are different construction requirements for a vehicle crossing depending on the type of property it is accessing – residential, commercial, or industrial.
Details of the vehicle crossing construction specifications for each type of crossing can be found in Section 3 of the Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.
The Hamilton City Council Operative District Plan has specific rules governing the location and width of crossings - and these must be followed. If your proposal falls outside what is permitted by the District Plan you may be able to apply for a Resource Consent for a variation. Contact the Council's Planning Guidance Unit for further information, or if you have any questions.
Working in the road reserve
Prior to undertaking any work within the road reserve, you must submit a Corridor Access Request. This ensures construction activity carried out in the road reserve is done by qualified persons, and meets standard requirements. There are several issues and potential risks when working within the road corridor - and we want to ensure anyone working within the road reserve has demonstrated a suitable level of competence and knowledge of these issues and risks.
The Council ensures vehicle entrances are constructed to appropriate standards and in safe locations. However, any improvements and maintenance to the vehicle crossing are the property owner's responsibility.