Roads, Reserves and Footpaths
Council is responsible for maintaining a total road network of approximately 798km. This increases every year. This consists of approximately 348km of sealed roads, approximately 380km of formed and surfaced roads and approximately 70km of unformed roads.
Council’s 2013/14 budget includes the following proposed works as part of the annual Road Resealing Program and Unsealed Road Sheeting Program.
Council endeavours to complete the Road Resealing Program and Unsealed Road Sheeting Program within the indicated year, however the program can be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs the affected segment will be scheduled in a future works program.
New Construction or Reconstruction
|Hawthorn Street||Dawesley||Donald Street to 219m north Donald Street|
|Dawesley Rd||Dawesley||Pyrites Rd to Hawthorn St|
|Sawpit Gully Rd||Dawesley||1001m east Old Princes Hwy to Ding Dong Rd|
|Hagen St||Echunga||Marianna St to 162m north Marianna St|
|Hawthorn Rd||Echunga||Echunga Rd to Liebelt Summer Tr|
|Marianna St||Echunga||Adelaide Rd to West St|
|West St||Echunga||Adelaide Rd to Marianna St|
|Woodgate St||Echunga||Hagen St to 78m north Hagen St|
|Stamps Rd||Flaxley||Flaxley Rd to 895m east Flaxley Rd|
|Stamps Rd||Flaxley||Willcox Rd to Bugle Range Rd|
|Whites Rd||Flaxley||Strathalbyn Rd to 552m west Strathalbyn Rd|
|Braun Dr||Hahndorf||Mount Barker Rd to Willow End|
|English St||Hahndorf||Mount Barker Rd to Theile Gr|
|English St||Hahndorf||Collins St to Molens Rd|
|Molens Rd||Hahndorf||Kramm Av to Schubert Dr|
|Strempel Av||Hahndorf||Balhannah Rd to 445m south Balhannah Rd|
|Willow End||Hahndorf||Braun Dr to Windsor Av|
|Baker St||Littlehampton||Darnley St to Gardner St|
|Cleggett Rd||Littlehampton||1728m south Totness Rd to Old Princes Hwy|
|Clems La||Littlehampton||Cleggett Rd to 339m west Cleggett Rd|
|Darnley St||Littlehampton||Old Princes Hwy to Baker St|
|Bugle Range Rd||Macclesfield||2195m south Stamps Rd to Kingrose St|
|Cunliffe St||Macclesfield||Searle St to Sturt St|
|Davies St||Macclesfield||Kingrose St to Marriott St|
|Luck St||Macclesfield||Vernon St to Devereux St|
|Searle St||Macclesfield||Todd St to Davis Rd|
|Vernon St||Macclesfield||Luck St to Lutterworth St|
|Bollen Rd||Mount Barker||Hawthorn Rd to Allen Av|
|Hampden Rd||Mount Barker||Hutchinson St to Victoria Cr|
|Hartman Rd||Mount Barker||Dean St to Sims Rd|
|Mann St||Mount Barker||Adelaide Rd to Hutchinson St|
|Pridmore Tce||Mount Barker||Stephen St to Hutchinson St|
|Princes Rd||Mount Barker||James St to Albert Rd|
|Princes Rd||Mount Barker||Edward St to James St|
|Reuben Pope Ct||Mount Barker||Springs Rd to 159m north Springs Rd|
|Walker St||Mount Barker||Gawler St to Mann St|
|Waterford Av||Mount Barker||Roundabout to Roundabout|
|Hillman Dr||Nairne||Torrens St to 272m west Murphy Ct|
|Shakes Rd||Nairne||Britannia Rd to 289m south Britannia Rd|
|Torrens St||Nairne||Hillman Dr to Nairne Rd|
|Diagonal Rd||Totness||Follett Cl to Mount Barker Rd|
|Follett Cl||Totness||Mount Barker Rd to 298m south Diagonal Rd|
Council regularly receives requests from ratepayers to seal unsealed roads. These may be roads in rural areas and townships areas.
Council expends considerable resources on unsealed roads. Programs include patrol grading, sheeting, road-side vegetation management, dust suppression, road sealing, signage, road-side marker posts, bridges and culverts.
All maintenance/upgrading needs and requests require assessment. Please see below for the criteria used to assess rural and township unsealed roads.
Note: Some roads in the district are the responsibility of the State Government, administered by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) e.g. Adelaide Road, Mount Barker, South Eastern Freeway, Wellington Road, Mount Barker, Princes Highway. Generally these are arterial roads.
Township Road Sealing Criteria
The following criteria are not in any particular order.
1. Number of properties fronting the road
2. Daily traffic volumes on the road
3. Drainage issues presenting a risk to property damage and road users
4. Impact on the net maintenance effort required and the net whole of life cost as identified within Council’s asset management planning
5. Extent to which road safety would be increased
6. Extent of demonstrated demand for sealing of the road from the community
7. Any other factor considered relevant by Council, including any matter that may be unique to a particular road.
Make a request
Written requests, addressing the above relevant criteria, should be forwarded to:
Attention: Administration, Infrastructure & Projects
Subject: Request to Seal Road
Mail: PO Box 54, MOUNT BARKER SA 5255
Fax: 08 8391 7200
There is no guarantee that requests included on the eligible applications list will be successful. Council will continue to monitor the condition of the road and undertake maintenance as required.
The Sealing of Roads Program forms part of the Annual Capital Works Program, which is subject to public consultation as part of Council’s Annual Business Plan. This public consultation is a statutory requirement.
Rural Road Sealing Criteria
1. Road Safety
Improves safety of the transport network where the severity and risk of accidents are minimised.
• Improves safety for all road users
• Accident history
• Road geometry (road safety audit)
• School bus use.
2. Road Maintenance
Provides a cost effective road network.
• Decreases the net maintenance effort and reduces the net whole of life cost as identified within Council’s asset management planning
• Relative maintenance cost including dust suppression control, if any.
3. Road Network and Access
Provides an equitable and accessible transport network that allows for consistent and reliable travel
• Provides good connectivity to the road network
• Would not result in a change in the nature/status of the road unless identified in the Transport Master Plan
• Would not result in a flow in effect producing other issues from a road network perspective such as traffic volumes beyond the road purpose
• Strategic significance and improves transport links as identified in the Transport Master Plan
• Number of properties fronting the road
• Daily traffic volumes on the road
• Likely to have an increase in road movements over the next 3 years.
4. Economic Development
Supports the economic, industry and trade development of the District
• Develops a road network that assists in the economic development of the district
• Provides a freight network that allows goods to be efficiently transported to their markets in a fit for purpose condition
• Reduces operating costs for freight transport.
External Funding Opportunities
Recognition that projects may be given a higher priority if external funding is available.
Substantial pre-planning required
Sections of the road network may require substantial pre-planning including but not limited to:
• Community consultation
• Liaison with external bodies such as Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
• Detailed design requirements due to service locations, drainage issues, etc.
• Land acquisition
• Native Vegetation Council approval
It is recommended that where road construction require substantial pre-planning, funding be allocated the year preceding construction to allow sufficient time for the planning, service alterations, land acquisition and design to be carried out.