What is a crossover?

A crossover or private crossing is located between the road edge and the property line.

Crossovers are primarily constructed to: 

  • Allow access to your property  
  • Help to reduce erosion of the verge area 
  • Provide pedestrians with a safer area to walk. 

A properly constructed crossover will also enhance the streetscape and property value.

Location of crossovers

The location of the crossover must be clearly located on your building plan and should take note of the following:

  • Crossovers must be constructed 90 degrees to the road unless other wise approved 
  • There must be a minimum width of 0.5m (500mm) from the side boundary 
  • There must be a minimum clearance of 0.8m (800mm) from any streetlight pole, verge tree, pram ramp or side entry gully 
  • Crossovers must be located 7m from any intersection and 2m from a truncation.

The width of a residential crossover shall be:

  • Minimum 3m wide at the property line to a maximum of 6m and
  • Minimum of 5m to a maximum of 8m wide at the road edge.

The width of a commercial crossover shall be:

  • Minimum 6m wide at the property line to a maximum of 10m and
  • Minimum of 8m to a maximum 12m wide at the road edge.

Council contribution

he City of Armadale may contribute a maximum of $400 towards the construction of the first crossover to the property regardless to the number of dwellings on the property.

Conditions and specifications

Materials used to construct crossovers

The following material can be used to construct crossovers:

  • Concrete (plain grey or coloured)
  • Brick/Block – paving
  • Asphalt (subject to Council’s approval) which may be coloured.


Crossovers must be constructed by a registered contractor and must be built in accordance with Council’s specifications and to Council’s satisfaction.

Any unauthorised or substandard work may need to be removed at the owner’s expense.

The construction of a new and ongoing maintenance of a crossover is the responsibility of the homeowner’.

It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the contractor carrying out the work is aware of Council’s requirements.

For more information please refer to the documents below.

Application forms

Page Last Reviewed 31 January 2020