Driveways in Heritage Areas

Approvals needed

You will need development approval for all replacement and modifications to driveways in heritage areas.

Development approval

For driveways requiring development approval you will need to lodge a development application. Development applications for driveways in heritage areas require public notification, which occurs after lodgment of the application.

Getting help

Information about driveway design and construction requirements can be found on the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate website.

To determine if you are in a heritage area you can view the Heritage Register or contact the ACT Heritage Unit on 13 22 81.

When considering parking arrangements in your development, we suggest you find a construction practicioner to help you draw plans.

The ACT Parking and Vehicular Access General Code (Section 11. General Codes, Territory Plan) are used to calculate the amount of car parking to be provided at large developments. The guidelines include advice about areas covered by the ACT parking contribution scheme, general design and vehicular access requirements and parking plans in specific areas.

You can also contact us to discuss whether you need development approval and/or building approval.

Driveway inspections

To arrange a driveway inspection call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or refer to Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate website.