Driveways & Naturestrips
Altering or extending your driveway?
Before you start making changes to your existing driveway, stop and remember you will need to obtain Council consent. Council approval must be obtained prior to the removal or alteration to an existing driveway access, i.e. the section of driveway on Council property between the property boundary and the kerb.
Vehicle Cross Over and Road Opening Permits
All work on Council Road Reserves (i.e. vehicle crossings, nature strips landscaping or utility works) require consent. To obtain consent, complete the application form below and submit to any of our Customer Service Centres. This form is not permission to start work you must await Council's response. Application form to work within a road reserve.
Link to Application to work within a Hume Road Reserve (vehicle cross over).pdf (836.08 kb)
If you are landscaping a nature strip, read the following guidelines.
Link to Naturestrip Landscaping Guidelines.pdf (108.83 kb)
Building a Driveway?
Did you know if you are building a driveway anywhere within the Hume municipality you will need to contact Council to obtain consent for the crossover.
Consent is required as driveways cross the nature strip, footpath and kerb which are valuable Council assets. A person must not, without consent, construct, install, remove or alter a vehicle crossing. To obtain consent you first need to contact us to arrange an inspection of the proposed crossing type and/or the location.
More advice and information can be found by calling our Road Management Team on 9205 2200.
Naturestrips and Street Trees
I need a tree on my naturestrip
The Towards a Leafier City program aims to plant 5,000 street trees per year in Hume. Our tree planting season begins in April and runs until September. If you would like a street tree, please contact us on 9205 2200.
My naturestrip tree needs pruning
A qualified arborist from our Parks staff will need to assess the tree and determine if pruning is needed. To arrange an inspection please contact Customer Service on 9205 2200.
I don't like my naturestrip tree
Council does not remove naturestrip trees unless they are structurally unsound, dead or in decline. If you believe a tree is structurally unsound, dead or in decline an assessment by a qualified arborist from our Parks staff will need to be organised by calling us on 9205 2200.