This application is for standard driveways to houses in ‘greenfield’ urban developments, i.e. new residential estates, where the existing layback kerb and channel doesn’t need to be modified. 

If your application does not meet the requirements for a self-assessable application, you must apply using the standard road work permit application form.  

Please note that council’s prior approval is required under Subordinate Local Law 1.15 for carrying out any work within the road reserve. Work must not commence prior to receiving a road work permit.

Helpful information:

  • Self-assessable road work permit application process information sheet (for more information on making a self-assessable application using this form)
  • Driveways and other works in the road reserve information sheet (for general information on road work permits, including driveways).
Note: An asterix (*) indicates a question that must be answered.
Property details
Applicant details
Contractor details
Owner's details
Property and driveway location
The proposed driveway: *
Does not require a Road Corridor Permit from the Department of Transport and Main Roads
Is located in a residential zoned urban area (urban does NOT include rural or park residential area)
Is for a single house located in a ‘greenfield’ area i.e. a newly developed housing estate
Complies fully with the access and building envelope plan provided by the developer of the estate
The proposed driveway maintains clearances of: *
2.5m from any street tree/bushes
1m from all poles (power, signs etc.)
0.5m from service pits (Telstra, Ergon, Water, etc.)
0.6m from storm water inlet pits/manholes
0.5m from sewer manholes
1.2m from sewer house drain connections
Note: If the above clearance from street trees is not possible, then a Standard Road Work Permit Application form must be used. Penalties will apply in the event of any unauthorised damage to council’s street trees.
Driveway design
The proposed driveway: *
Will not create a tripping hazard
Will not require any footpath regrading greater than 1:14
Will not exceed a 4% grade
Will not be constructed of anything other than concrete or exposed aggregate
Will not present any raised edges
Will not have a surface that presents a slip hazard (Note: Pavers (including edging) and tiles are not permitted on driveways.)
The proposed driveway fully complies with: *
TCC Standard Drawing SD-030 Section 1- Layback Kerb & Channel
TCC Standard Drawing SD-032 Construction Method A – layback Kerb & Channel L1 Retained
Townsville City Plan Policy SC6.4.3.17 Driveways

Note: If all items on the checklist cannot be complied with then an application must be made via the Standard Roadworks Permit Application Form.

General conditions
The following general conditions apply to all road work permits. *
Townsville City Council appoints the permit holder as the person in control of the workplace who must ensure all relevant requirements are carried out in accordance with the permit and in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
The current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices ( MUTCD ) guidelines and AS 1742 must be addressed when working on the road reserve.
The applicant is responsible for determining the location and depths of all services (e.g. water, telecommunications). Note: The applicant must pay the cost of restoring any damage caused.
The applicant will indemnify the council against any claims whatsoever arising from the works, including all costs and expenses.
The works must be constructed in accordance with the relevant Townsville City Council Standard Specifications and Drawings or as otherwise approved by council.

Please confirm that the site plan shows the following elements (include setback distances on plan): *
 ShownNot applicable
The allotment
The kerb and channel line
The planned driveway location
Any landscaping (trees, bushes, etc)
Power poles, maintenance pits, and/or stormwater drainage pits (in kerb)
Any footpath (formed concrete path)
Signed parking bays and/or bus bays

Attach as relevant

Payment of fee
Please indicate the payment method you will be using *

Additional information

Privacy collection notice

Townsville City Council collects and manages personal information in the course of performing its activities, functions and duties. We respect the privacy of the personal information held by us. The way in which council manages personal information is governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

We are collecting your personal information in accordance with Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011, and Subordinate Local Law No. 1.15 (Carrying out works on a road or interfering with a road or its operation) 2011. The information will be used to process this application for a roadwork permit, and inform any potential compliance actions in relation to this activity.

Generally, we will not disclose your personal information outside of council unless we are required to do so by law, or unless you give your consent to this disclosure. For further information about how we manage your personal information please see our Information Privacy Policy.