Driveway

Driveway Marking

Are you impacted by drivers blocking your driveway? Neighbourhood Watch Ku-ring-gai & Hornsby has been approached in the past, particularly by residents living close to a railway station, or to a school. Drivers choose to over-hang or block a driveway rather than find a better parking place further away. This was a project we had to pursue.

Neighbourhood Watch suggests you paint white lines at each side of your driveway to show a visual demarcation that seems to work psychologically – drivers tend to park within any white lines. The regulation ensures that lines are measured to a point beyond the edge of your driveway, giving you a safer view of the road as you exit your driveway.

Contact us for FREE use of a stencil kit with all the rules & information you need. We also supply a few traffic cones and high-vis vests to make the procedure as safe as possible. Request use of the stencil via our CONTACT menu option.

Currently available only to Ku-ring-gai residents. Hornsby Shire Council residents, please contact us for other options.

The finished product! Driveway marking in use

Stencil kit

Each Driveway Marking stencil kit provided to residents includes a wooden stencil, 4 traffic cones, 2 high-vis vests, a copy of the Driveway Marking Standard from Ku-ring-gai Council and a suggested procedure to follow. The procedure has been provided in order to make the exercise as correct and safe as possible. Please read before you do anything. If you get it wrong, you could be upset, and it is difficult to remove an incorrectly-painted white line.

Driveway Marking Standard from Ku-ring-gai Council

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Driveway Marking Standard

We supply a copy of the ‘Driveway Marking Standard’ regulations provided by Ku-ring-gai Council, detailing how people can paint their own WHITE lines at the edge of their driveway to deter drivers from parking too close/over their driveway.

Stencil

Wooden driveway stencil measuring approx 1200mm x 800mm

Following an issue of their own, a resident made and donated to Neighbourhood Watch Ku-ring-gai & Hornsby three wooden stencils for residents to use. As you can see from the photo, each stencil is fairly large, measuring approx 1200mm x 800mm, which may be a problem for you to transport. Please measure the space behind your driver’s seat.

Thank you to Chris for making the wooden stencils.

Paint

A suitable white spray paint

The paint residents have used is Dy-Mark Line marking WHITE Paint (photo attached). It’s in a blue aerosol can with a WHITE cap. (They also make yellow paint which has a yellow cap, which isn’t preferred.) Some Bunnings stock it – we suggest you phone ahead. There’s also a similar product for temporary lines, so be careful to get the permanent one.

PLEASE NOTE: Neighbourhood Watch cannot recommend or endorse any product, service, or retailer! We can only bring something to your attention. You must do your own research.

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