A vehicle crossing is the section of driveway from the front of the property boundary to the roadway. It is possible to widen or relocate your vehicle crossing.
Although the road reserve is owned by the Council, vehicle crossings are to be installed at the property owner’s expense. The physical work cannot be done by yourself. The Yellow Pages list contractors who can install vehicle crossings under ‘roading contractors - driveways or roading’.
A new vehicle crossing must comply with the requirements of the relevant District Plan and the Christchurch City Council, Construction Standard Specifications (Section 6). Compliance depends on a number of factors such as setbacks from intersections and the type of road frontage. If there are obstructions to proposed vehicle crossing such as trees or stormwater pipes, let us know and we will advise you of your options.
Vehicle crossing information pack [PDF, 1.5 MB].
Work on a vehicle crossing can only start once approval is confirmed. Any work done without approval will be considered as damage.
Please note that information on this page is subject to change at short notice.