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Property access and driveways

Culverts and Cross-overs

Under the Road Management Act 2004, it is the property owners responsibility to maintain and provide access to their own property. This includes maintaining gravel driveways, installation and maintenance of culvert crossings where needed and concrete type crossovers where kerb and channel exists.

If gravel from driveways, grass overgrowth or any such obstruction blocks culverts, it is the property owners responsibility to unblock, maintain and keep culverts in working order.


A landowner has a responsibility to keep a footpath clear of vegetation growing from their property. Under the provisions of Council’s local laws, Council may direct the landowner to trim the overhanging branches and any vegetation which impacts on the footpath.

Nature Strips

Due to potentially high costs Council does not maintain nature strips to a high standard. Council may only undertake works where some safety or significant amenity issue is present.

Landowners are responsible mowing and upkeep as a part of the presentation of their property.

Further information is available via Council's Road Management Plan and Council's Community Local Law.

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Hamilton Vic 3300
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