Footpaths and Crossovers


A crossover is the section of a driveway between the private property boundary and the closest point of the kerb or the footpath. The minimum width required for a crossover is three metres. For additional information on the City of Kwinana’s requirements and policy for crossovers, please refer to the Crossover Policy.

The owner of a property must apply in writing to construct a crossover. This approval is generally granted as part of a building licence for new developments. For existing properties or for a second crossover, a detailed plan or sketch must be submitted to the City of Kwinana Engineering Services for approval prior to construction. These are requirements set out by the Local Government Regulations.​

Upon construction of a crossover that complies with the City of Kwinana Vehicle Crossover Specif​ications​​, the property owner can apply to the City of Kwinana for a rebate equivalent to 50% of the cost of a 3m wide standard crossover, as determined by the City of Kwinana. 

Currently the payable rebate is $121.80 (GST exempt) per lineal metre, which equates to $365.40 for a 3m long x 3m wide crossover (where footpath exists) and $548.10 for 4.5m long x 3m wide crossover (where no footpath exists). This rebate amount is subject to change. The length of the crossover taken into consideration for the purpose of calculating the rebate does not include the footpath where there is an existing footpath on the road verge.

Infrastructure Inspection Fee

As part of the City of Kwinana’s building fees, the City requires an infrastructure inspection fee of $87.30 for undertaking an inspecting of the City’s infrastructure, i.e. kerb, footpaths, or road. The purpose of the inspection will be to determine if any of the City’s infrastructure has been damaged during the construction stage.

Please note that should there be evidence of pre-existing damage prior to commencement of building works, the builder must advise the City by providing photos and evidence of damage. Following this, an inspection will be conducted to confirm pre-existing damage and the City will not charge for this inspection. It is important that you notify the City of any pre-existing damage  prior to starting construction, as claims of pre-existing damage after the construction is complete are often difficult to establish.

An inspection of the infrastructure will be conducted once the City has received a notice of completion form (BA7) from the Builder. Damage to the City’s infrastructure will be assessed during the inspection. If there is no damage then no further action will be taken.

In the event that the City’s infrastructure is damaged due to building activities, a letter outlining the damages and the associated cost to repair the damage will be forwarded to the builder. You will be provided with an opportunity to undertake the repairs at your own cost in which case a subsequent inspection will be required to confirm repairs have been completed and another inspection fee will be charged. Otherwise you will be able to pay the cost of the repairs to the City and the City will arrange for the repair works to be completed.​

Pedestrian Access Ways​

Council is continuing to close many of the access ways in City due to the anti-social problems associated with access ways and would do so in using the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Guidelines​. The closure of any Public Access Way may require that the City recover costs for doing so and the relevant costs are included in the City’s Schedule of Fees and Charges​​​​​. When possible the land will be offered for purchase to the adjoining landowners. Council does not ​contribute to the construction of fencing along public access ways. ​
Page reviewed: 07 Oct 2019 8:11pm