Council Policy - Crossovers

Vehicle crossovers are subject to Councils Crossover Policy, see below:

  1. A standard crossing comprises either -
    1. A 150 mm compacted and water bound road base driveway, sealed with two coat of bitumen and topped with an approved aggregate; or
    2. A minimum of 100 mm reinformed concrete over a compacted sub-base; or
    3. A minimum of 50 mm thick brick pavers; or
    4. As approved by Council 
  1. A crossing must be built from the paved portion of a road or kerb to the front boundary line and tied in or made contiguous with abutting structures (kerbs, footpaths and driveways). 
  1. The minimum width of the standard crossing shall be 3.0 metres for residences, 4.0 metres for commercial, 6.0 metres for light industrial, 6.0 metres for heavy industrial and 7.5 metres for service stations each with a 1.5 metre radius “fishtail” onto the kerb line. 
  1. The gradient shall be positive 2% for the first 1.5 metres from the kerb line. 
  1. The Shire of Shark Bay will contribute to one crossing per property only. 
  1. Where the ratepayer elects to construct a crossover, the Shire’s contribution shall not exceed 50% of the cost of the crossover as defined in this policy and as listed in the Shire’s Fees and Charges Schedule of its annual budget. The square metres calculated shall be the length (from the road kerb to the property line) multiplied by the nominal width.  The applicant must produce documents stating the full cost of the crossing.

Crossover Application and Reimbursement Pack

To download the Crossover Application and Reimbursement Pack, please click here.

This pack includes the Crossover Information Sheet, Checklists and Reimbursement Forms.  The pack is also available from our Shire Administration office or via email

For further information on crossovers, their construction, or eligibility for a subsidy, please contact the Works Manager, Brian Galvin on 9948 1013 or email