A vehicle crossing is the pavement structure which extends from the edge of the road carriageway to the front boundary of the individual property concerned. It is normally positioned to connect with the likes of a residential driveway, a farm race, or a rural gateway into a paddock.
There are different construction requirements for a vehicle crossing depending on the type of property it is accessing - residential, commercial, or industrial.
Since the crossing exists solely to serve the individual property rather than the wider community, the responsibility for its installation and maintenance falls with the landowner. However, since the vehicle crossing lies within the road reserve, it must be constructed to The Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.
Details of the vehicle crossing construction specifications for each type of crossing can be found in Section 3 of the Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.
The Rotorua district plan has specific rules governing the location and width of crossings - and these must be followed. If your proposal falls outside what is permitted by the District Plan you may be able to apply for a Resource Consent for a variation. Contact the Council's Planning Guidance Unit for further information, or if you have any questions.
Before you dig in the road, the vehicle crossing is also part of the Corridor Access Request (CAR). Please refer to Road Corridor Access how to apply.