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Who is responsible for the footpath section of my driveway?
Although driveways are constructed across the road reserve, the responsibility to provide and maintain access to properties ultimately lies with property owners. New and altered driveways require approval from Council prior to any work occurring in the road reserve. Council can also provide copies of standard drawings for the construction of concrete driveways.

For installation of new downpipes, or if downpipes become damaged or blocked within the footpath section, including the connection into the concrete kerb and channel, property owners also require approval from Council prior to any excavation of the road reserve.

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 4913 5000 or 1300 790 919 or submit an Application for Works on Road Reserve Permit online.
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1. How do I report damaged kerb and channel?
2. How do I report a damaged or missing stormwater grate?
3. Who is responsible for repair of my concrete overhead crossing?
4. Who is responsible for the footpath section of my driveway?
5. Who is responsible for the footpath section of my downpipe?
6. Who is responsible for filling depressions in the footpath?
7. Can I construct a concrete footpath in front of my property?
8. What do I do if I want to plant some plants on the footpath?
9. What do I do if I want to remove a plant from the footpath?
10. Who is responsible for mowing of the footpath?
11. How do I arrange for reinstatement of existing linemarking?
12. How do I report a damaged or missing sign?
13. How do I report a problem with a streetlight?
14. How do I report a damaged bus stop?