Roads & Signage

Roads

Council has allocated designated road categories based on road function and safety. This allows the prioritisation of resources to ensure roads are effectively maintained and managed.

Council's Operations Program for 2016-17 includes a full list of roads, footpaths and ovals that will be upgraded during the 2016-17 financial year. 

Council's Public Road Register includes a full list of all roads maintained by Council. 

Council maintains roads as detailed in the  Transport Asset Management Plan. 

The Departmentment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has an online Road Works Schedule which provides the community with advanced notification about future road works (including dates, times and location), a description of the works and why they are required, and details on how it may impact road users so that they can plan their travel.

Heavy and Over Dimension Vehicle Access

Council has approved Heavy Vehicle and Commodity Routes within the Barossa region. Heavy vehicle restricitons also apply with the Barossa region.

Further informaton is available via RAVNET.

Application Forms for access approval for over mass and over dimension vehicles can be downloaded here.

For further assistance please contact Council's Works & Engineering Team on 8563 8444.

Event Road Closures

SAPOL and Council approval is required for temporary road closures associated with a community event.

A minimum of four months notice is required to assess and grant approvals. Application forms for events can be downloaded here.

For assistance with completing the form please contact Customer Service on 8563 8444.

Alteration to a Public Road - Footpath

All work within the road environment requires approval under Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Application forms for the following modifications or alterations to the road environment are required to gain approval prior to any works commencing. These include 

  • Construction of driveway crossovers,
  • Landscaping and/or Irrigation installation on road verge, 
  • Construction of electrical, gas and water connections,
  • Construction of CWMS connections, 
  • Construction of residential stormwater connections.

Download an Application Form for Construction or Modification on Council Property here.

For further assistance please contact Council's Works & Engineering Team on 8563 8444.

Unmade Public Roads

Council has the ability to issue permits to property owners allowing them to use the Unmade Public Road for business purposes for activities such as grazing or cropping or for access to their property.
Permit Holders are required to allow free and unrestricted access by others over the Unmade Public Road.
Land can be fenced with Council approval but any gates must remain unlocked especially where fire access is required.

For more information please read the Use of Unmade Public Road - Fact Sheet.pdf  and to apply please complete an application form and return to Council for assessment.

Signage

Council approval for roadside signage is required to ensure consistentancy across South Australia. Council has adopted industry best practice that complies with Australian Standards, Department Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Road Sign Guidelines .

To download applications for the following click here

Rural Property Address Application Form.pdf

Road Sign Guidelines - Guide to visitor and services road signs in South Australia.pdf

To apply for a directional sign please download the Application Form and return to Council for assessment. 

For further assistance please contact Council's Works & Engineering Team on 8563 8444.