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Single vehicle
crossings per lot needed to maximize
nature strip area

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Note the single
vehicle crossing over the nature strip from a shared driveway to the
separate underground garage for each of the two
dwellings on the standard-sized Beaumaris allotment
in the photograph below.

arrangement consumes much less much of the nature
strip area in front of such an allotment
– and very much less of the open space
in the front setback of the allotment available for
trees, shrubs or lawn –
thanwhen two separate vehicle crossings are used. It
also avoids reducing the amount of street parking
available. Bayside City Council should have a
provision whereby it should be the only arrangement approved.

tramway 65

The two dwellings at 65
Tramway Parade, Beaumaris, share
a single vehicle crossing over the nature strip.


Every street and road in Beaumaris
except Beach Road, which is zoned RDZ1
as a major arterial road – provides no more than a
single carriageway in each direction. These roads
handle very much more traffic daily, at much greater
speeds, than does the driveway and vehicle crossing
arrangement from a standard-sized Beaumaris allotment,
where there are few daily movements on the driveway,
so there is no justification for having more than a
standard 3-metre-wide single driveway and vehicle
crossing for such allotments. All traffic on those
public roads shares the same pavement.

Separate entrance and exit vehicle crossings are
unneeded and profligate, so they should not be approved.

smaller the paved area of public and private land
is, the less damaging to the local and wider
climate will be the urban
heat sink

and deprivation of ground water
effects of such paving.

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