What to include in a vehicle crossing site plan

Your site plan must show the:  

Your plan also needs to show all assets near to the proposed crossings. This includes:  

  • underground assets found in your Dial Before You Dig report 
  • public authority assets such as utility pits, poles, pipes and fire hydrants  
  • street assets including street trees, stormwater drains and sign posts. 

    Distances between crossings and all assets 

    Show in your site plan the distances between proposed crossings and all assets. 

    All parts of a crossing must be a certain distance from all assets. Keep to the following distances: 

    Street trees 

    Keep at least 2m between the exposed base of a street tree and any part of a crossing. 

    This can be extended if either of the following apply:  

    • There are large roots visible on the surface.  
    • The size or significance of the tree requires it.  

    Drainage infrastructure

    Keep at least 1m between any drainage infrastructure and any part of a crossing.  

    Utility infrastructure and street furniture 

    Keep at least 1m between any utility infrastructure or street furniture and any part of a crossing.  

    Underground infrastructure

    Single-lidded Telstra pit 

    Keep at least 600mm between a single-lidded Telstra pit and any part of a crossing. 

    Manhole or chamber

    If there is a manhole or chamber we, or the relevant public authority, will tell you the distance needed. 

    Any other underground infrastructure

    Keep at least 1m between any other underground infrastructure and any part of a crossing.

    Crossing widths

    Single residential properties

    Show the width of the proposed crossing, measured at the footpath. If there is no footpath, show the width measured at the property boundary.  

    The standard crossing width for single residential properties is 3m. 

    The standard width may be varied if any of the following apply:  

    • There is a reduced setback of less than 9m on a double width garage or carport.  
    • The crossing is on an arterial road and VicRoads requires a wider crossing.   
    • A multi-unit or apartment development needs two-way vehicle access.  

    Commercial and industrial properties

    Commercial and industrial crossing widths depend on vehicle access and parking needs.

    Refer to the Vehicle Crossing Procedures (PDF, 348 KB) for more information on minimum distances needed.

    More information

    For help or advice, contact us on 9278 4505 or email [email protected]



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