Owners who are carrying out first-time crossover installations may be eligible for a subsidy. Crossover installations must have prior approval by the City.
Once the works have been completed, please complete a crossover subsidy application form.
Please note, you must apply for a crossover subsidy within twelve months of the crossover completion.
Apply for a crossover subsidy
Crossovers must be set back from street trees to protect tree roots and provide space for tree growth, and trees must be protected from damage during crossover construction. Street trees will not be removed to enable the construction of a crossover.
The setback required is determined by the trunk diameter measured at breast height (1.4m).
|Tree trunk diameter, measured at breast height||Setback required|
|Up to 200mm|
|Between 201mm and 400mm||2m|
|401mm and above||3m|
The City may permit variations to the setback requirements in some circumstances.
Variations are not permitted where:
- It would result in adverse impacts to the street tree
- A minimum width (3m) crossover with or without an internal driveway taper would achieve the required setback
- An alternative design would relocate the crossover away from the street tree
- The size or location of the crossover is purely a personal preference.
Fees apply to requests for setback variations, irrespective of the outcome of the request.
To request a setback variation:
Complete the Reduced Street Tree Setback application (found below in Useful documents) and submit with your Crossover Application. The City’s arborist will undertake onsite excavations to determine the degree of root damage and growth restriction the reduced setback would create.
The City Officer processing your Crossover Application will liaise with other City departments as required and advise you of the outcome of your request.