Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority


*****  Notice of Closure and Warning  *****

The Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority, a regional subsidiary pursuant to Section 43 of the Local Government Act 1999, has Right of Way over private property located at 208 Sturt Highway and Kemp Road Kingsford to provide access to the Bruce Eastick North Para Flood Mitigation Dam.

This is a private right of way, not to be accessed by the public.

Currently the Right of Way is impassable and dangerous due to damage caused by recent weather events and accordingly has been closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

David Hitchcock
Executive Officer
Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority


The Gawler River Floodplain Management Authority (GRFMA) was formed as a Regional Subsidiary under Section 43 and Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 1999 in August 2002, by a Charter that was amended and published in The South Australian Government Gazette on 17th August 2006 at pages 2813 to 2820.

The six Constituent Councils of the GRFMA are:

The Charter sets down the powers, functions, safeguards, accountabilities and an operational framework and the Business Plan sets down the operational plan and financial plan to achieve agreed objectives.

The GRFMA has been established for the following purposes:

  1. To co-ordinate the construction, operation and maintenance of flood mitigation infrastructure in the Gawler River area (the Floodplain);
  2. To raise finance for the purpose of developing, managing and operating and maintaining flood mitigation works within the Floodplain;
  3. To provide a forum for the discussion and consideration of topics relating to the Constituent Council’s obligations and responsibilities in relation to management of flood mitigation within the Floodplain;
  4. To enter into agreements with Constituent Councils for the purpose of managing and developing the Floodplain.

For further information you can contact Executive Officer: David Hitchcock on or by telephone 0407 717 368.


GRFMA Policies

The Scheme

GRFMA Open Space Strategy Documents

Downloadable Documents

GRFMA Meetings and Key Outcome Summary



89 Murray Street, Gawler SA 5118
Tel: 08 8522 9211