Access to driveways over kerb and gutters, footpaths and nature strips is the responsibility of the property owner, from the edge of the roadway to the property boundary. If properties share a driveway they share joint responsibility. More info
Council receives many enquiries relating to fencing matters. A list of FAQs have been produced to assist residents with enquiries relating to boundary fencing and special requirements for swimming pool fencing. Access the FAQs.
The Derwent Valley Council encourages residents to beautify the area of land between the footpath edge and the kerb of the road known as the nature strip. See the guidelines around maintaining and upkeep of your strip and when you may need to contact Council.
The Planning Process
The planning approval process regulates how land is used and developed by considering all applications against state planning laws and relevant planning schemes.
If you have a general planning enquiry, you can contact Council's Planner on 6261 8500 or email Dvcouncil@dvc.com.au, including your contact details. Find out when a planning permit is required and further information you may need to know.
Trees and Shrubs
This information can help avoid potential problems when selecting and planting trees and inform what might be done if a problem does occur. More info.
Working From Home
A business may be operated from your home without Council approval, providing following conditions are met. More info.