Perth man pleads with council to embrace his high-tech turf 'driveway'
Updated: Jan 3, 2018
A patch of high-tech turf is proving a head-scratcher for a Perth council, with regulations struggling to comprehend a driveway neither concreted nor paved.
The driveway installed by Bayswater architect Pablo Segnini uses 'Grass-Cel' turf pavers, made of porous recycled plastic overlaid with soil and seeded with grass.
They take the brunt of a car while allowing grass to grow undamaged.
Mr Segnini and his wife brought the product over from Canberra and engaged a landscaper to install it, ending up with a $3500 'driveway' irrigated with a bore they installed for the purpose.
But when council workers noticed his innovation, they were taken somewhat aback. They pointed out that councils had their own specifications on 'crossovers' - as driveways are termed - concrete or paving only.