ABN 82 104 322 096
P.O. Box 7016
BEAUMARIS VIC 3193
Tel 0395891802, 0429176725
vehicle crossings per lot needed to
maximize nature strip area
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.
CONSERVING NATURE STRIPS & STREET PARKING: That consumes much less of the nature strip area in front an allotment - and very much less of the open space in the front setback of the allotment available for trees, shrubs or lawn - than when two separate vehicle crossings are used. It also avoids reducing the street parking available. Bayside City Council should have a rule whereby it is the only arrangement allowable.
The two dwellings at 65 Tramway Parade, Beaumaris, share a single vehicle crossing over the nature strip.
WIDTH TO 3 METRES; Every street and road
in Beaumaris - except Beach Road, which is
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
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 ought not be approved.
URBAN HEAT SINKS: The smaller the paved area of public and private land is, the less damaging to the local and wider climate is the urban heat sink, and the deprivation of ground water effects of such paving.