Driveways and vehicle crossings/cross overs

You will require a Icon for application/pdf Vehicle Crossing Permit Application (562.81 KB)  to alter, repair or construct a driveway in Manningham.

A vehicle crossing, or cross over, is the section of driveway from the front of the property boundary to the roadway.

Once you have submitted your form, an invoice for the application fee will be forwarded to you within approximately 7 to 10 days. Please don't send payment with your application form. A permit will be issued once payment has been received.

Permits are valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issue unless approval has been given to extend the permit. We reserve the right to revoke the permit at any time.

The vehicle crossing must conform to Council Standards, specifications and requirements and be constructed under Council supervision.

Vehicle crossings must be a minimum of 3 metres and a maximum of 6 metres in width unless approved as part of a planning permit.

The number of vehicle crossings permitted per property is detailed in the table below:

Property Frontage1 vehicle crossing2 vehicle crossings
0 metres to 15 metres3 metres onlyNot permitted
15 metres to 30 metres3 metres to 6 metresNot permitted
30 metres to 60 metres3 metres to 6 metres3 metres each
60+ metres (rural area)3 metres to 6 metres3 metres to 6 metres each

For further information please call the Infrastructure Services Unit on (03) 9840 9333.

Temporary road or lane closure

Temporary road or lane closure might be needed if you plan to undertake works or hold an event where a road or lane needs to be closed off.

You will need approval from us to temporarily close a Council owned or maintained road or lane. We will need at least 10 working days to organise a permit for you.

When you apply for a road or lane closure permit, you will need to provide:

  • the exact location of requested road or lane closure
  • a reason for the closure
  • details of the date, time and period of the proposed closure
  • evidence of Police consent
  • a detailed Traffic Management Plan, prepared in accordance with relevant standards and to the satisfaction of Council
  • a VicRoads approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if conducting works on an Arterial Road
  • a Council approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if conducting works on a Council Road and if Major Traffic Control Items will be utilised, such as a speed limit reduction or temporary traffic signals
  • written notification to affected businesses/residents/public transport providers if applicable
  • notification to Emergency Services of possible detours or expected significant delays
  • current Public Liability Insurance – Certificate of Cover to the value of $10 million.

You will also need to indemnify Council against any liabilities and to meet other conditions.

Other things to consider:

  • if bus routes are affected, you might also need the bus company to consent to the road or lane closure
  • if the proposed closure impacts on an arterial road under the management and control of VicRoads, you will need approval from VicRoads, South East Metropolitan Region.

You can apply for a Temporary Road or Lane Closure Permit online, or you can download an application for a Icon for application/pdf Temporary Road Closure (163.85 KB). You will be required to obtain a Council approved Icon for application/pdf Memorandum of Authorisation (299.89 KB)  if conducting works on a Council Road.

If you need more information please call us (03) 9840 9333 or use our online service request form.

Traffic management

Works which will impact traffic on roads require a traffic management plan to ensure community safety. The responsibility for arranging traffic management rests with the works manager responsible for the proposed works.

To arrange traffic management on Council roads, a traffic management plan prepared to the Australian Standards must be submitted to Council. Applications are required to be received by Council a minimum of 10 working days prior to the proposed date of commencement of works.

Works managers should note that where major traffic control is proposed and for works on roads under VicRoads control, a memorandum of authorisation will be required to be obtained from VicRoads.

Submit your Traffic Management plans to

Works within a road reserve

Works within road reserve permits are required to make sure works on road reserves under our care are done safely and in line with Council standards. These works include activities such as digging, landscaping works, service connections and more. If you are applying for the permit, you will be responsible for managing public safety and reinstatement following the works. This includes pedestrian and vehicle traffic impacts and the any traffic management plans required to be developed before the works are implemented.

If builders or contractors need to carry out any works on Council managed roads, footpaths, laneways or right-of-ways, they will need a Works Within Road Reserves Permit before works start.

Once an application is submitted, conditions will be set for the undertaking of the works. A permit will be issued after we have received payment for the application.

If you plan to work within a Council road reserve, you can apply for a Works Within Road Reserves (Utility only) Permit online, or download the following forms (except where exemptions under the Act apply):

Road Management Plan and Manningham Public Roads Register

The Victorian Road Management Act 2004 allows and encourages Victorian road authorities including all Councils to prepare a Road Management Plan (Section 49) and requires them to keep a Register of Public Roads (Section 19). The information to be included in a Road Management Plan is detailed in the Code of Practice for Road Management Plans.

Links to the latest versions of City of Manningham's Road Management Plan and Register of Public Roads can be found below:​​​​​​​​​