What Can Go Wrong?

What Can Go Wrong?

Failure to gain approval can be an expensive exercise. Council has the authority to remove any unauthorised works on the road area, including footpaths and driveways. In addition, Council also has the power to recover any necessary restoration costs from the persons responsible. (As specified in section 218, 71 and 108 of the Roads Act, 1993).

Council through its application process safeguards the public from defective works. In the case of driveway construction , damage to your vehicle could arise from a poorly designed or constructed driveway.

What can go wrong What can go wrong

Pit damage from Concrete truck delivering concrete

Photo of dangerous driveway

What can go wrong What can go wrong

Pit damage due to brick deliveries on site

Photo of badly damaged footpath


Typical problems that arise are:

  • Incomplete construction of driveways
  • Inappropriate landscaping in footpath area
  • Unacceptable finish- slippery surfaces, trip surfaces
  • No back filling of edges of driveway
  • Rubbish being left in road reserve
  • Damage to kerb and roadway
  • Dangerous road environment left by partial completion of works.

Council has the power to recover costs of damage that is associated with the development of your property, even if the damage is not directly located outside your property.