Driveway Construction

This page describes the silt and sediment control measures required when building a driveway before occupying a new building.

There should not be more than a couple of days in between the vehicle entry pad being removed and the driveway being laid. 

The entry/exit vehicle pad used during building construction will need to be removed or shifted prior to the driveway being laid.  During this time, there is an expectation that no vehicles enter onto the site, and subsequently track mud from their tyres onto the road.

Photo showing unacceptable silt run-off from a driveway.
The photo above shows unacceptable sediment on the road from a driveway.

Vehicle cross-overs and driveways must be completed before new buildings are occupied

Vehicle cross-overs and driveways must be completed before new buildings are occupied.  The Council's standard specification must be built, unless otherwise approved by the Council's roading department.

When constructing an exposed aggregate driveway, ensure that washout goes onto the site for treatment and not onto the road and into stormwater drains.