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Driveways

We maintain one standard driveway for all properties within the municipality.

Damaged or Unserviceable Driveways

If you are concerned about the serviceability of your driveway, you can request an inspection.

Driveways that are assessed to be more than 50% damaged will be replaced at Council’s cost. If they are considered to be less than 50% damaged then repairs will be undertaked by Council or the owner can request to have it replaced at their own cost.

Requesting a Concrete Driveway

At your request an existing bitumen driveway may be replaced with a concrete driveway. The owner of the property must contribute towards the cost of materials and labour on a pro rata basis.

Driveway Standards

Under the City of Darwin By-Laws, Council can insist that a driveway which has not been constructed according to standard, be reinstated or repaired as necessary. Council may recover any costs from the property owner.

The width and specifications of driveways is determined by whether the property is residential or commercial and is illustrated in the standard drawings.

Approval Required Before Works Begin

Visit our works permit page for details on how to gain Council approval to carry out any works to driveways.

More Information

To arrange for your driveway to be inspected, or for any other information on driveways, you can contact us on:

08 8930 0597

darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au

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