The design and construction of the driveway must comply with the District Plan and the Code of Practice for Land Development.
To get the vehicle crossing approved depends on the location, gradient, width of crossing and road.
If you're doing maintenance to an existing vehicle crossing or driveway, or constructing a new crossing, you need a Corridor Access Request.
Before you apply
Check if you need a building or resource consent
You may need a resource consent if you’re adding or altering a driveway, kerb or channel in a residential area.
Find out if you need a resource consent
If you’re building a new house, you’ll be asked if there’s a suitable existing vehicle crossing in your building consent. If there’s not, you need to apply for a vehicle crossing with your building consent.
Applying for a building consent
Talk to your neighbours
In your application, you may need to provide a written agreement from neighbours if your driveway goes in front, or is close to the side of their property.
Check if anything needs to be relocated
Items may need to be relocated depending on their location to the vehicle crossing. Assess the area around the crossing and check if any of these items may need to be relocated: