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Blocked entranceway

If somebody's vehicle entranceway is affecting footpath access or safety, you need to first let them know and (if necessary) let us know by reporting it as a road or footpath issue.

Creating, altering or rebuilding an entranceway

If you are creating or altering a vehicle entranceway or crossing in relation to your property or development, you need to ensure this is done to the appropriate standards and safety requirements.

The issuing of a building consent, does not cover the construction of a vehicle crossing or entranceway.

  1. The first step is to go through an application process. Download vehicle entranceway application form and email the completed form to or drop it off to one of the Council offices.
  2. A fee is charged for vehicle crossing applications to cover the costs of site visits to review the suitability of the location, assess whether any special conditions need to be applied and to ensure the crossing is constructed to the correct standard.
  3. Undertaking any work within the road reserve, including crossing or entranceway construction, requires you to submit a Corridor Access Request and Traffic Management Plan. This ensures construction activity carried out in the road reserve is done by qualified persons, and meets standard safety requirements.
  4. Once approved you will be able to start work on your crossing or entranceway.
  5. On completion of your crossing or entranceway you'll be responsible for its ongoing maintenance. If it has a culvert pipe under it (more common in rural properties), you're also responsible for keeping the pipe clear to avoid flooding issues.

If you have any queries about the above requirements, get in touch with us on our freephone or make a request for service

Vehicle entranceways and large projects

If your request relates to a significant property or building development containing multiple entranceways and/or a significant entranceway construction, see roads and land and property development for more information in relation to resource consents and/or building consents.

Your activities should be carefully managed to take account of their potential impacts on nearby roads; roading projects and maintenance; road safety; other infrastructure, services and facilities; and our environment.

Vehicle entrance standards

See the below document for engineering drawings found in the Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.