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Traffic Management

Various Civil Works Lyndoch Rd Footpath Photo Looking West Murray St End 20 01 2015

To ensure continued improvement to the local road network and associated management of traffic, the Town of Gawler provides the following traffic management services: 

  • Strategic transport planning for the local road network

  • Investigating and implementing traffic control upgrades

  • Processing Traffic Management Plans for events and contractors

  • Responding to traffic and parking complaints

  • Traffic control devices for specific events and road works.

Additional Information

Within the Town of Gawler, the following roads are under the ownership, care and control of the Town of Gawler. Local roads are typically 6 to 8 meters in width with a footpath on one side and property access to residential homes. The road reserve is the a common term used to describe the area of road between property boundaries, and typically includes a footpath, kerbs, road carriageway. The verge is the area of land between the back of the kerb and the property boundary, which may include a footpath and service connections to properties.

For a map of local roads, click HERE.

Any compliments or complaints relating to local roads should be sent to the Town of Gawler by clicking HERE

Within the Town of Gawler, the following roads are under the care and control of the State Government, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) via the Commissioner of Highways. Generally DPTI roads are considered to have high traffic volumes and provide direct connection to regions outside of the Town of Gawler.

  • To reference a list of state managed and local government managed roads in South Australia HERE.
  • Roads within the Town of Gawler under the care and control of the State Government can be viewed HERE by the following map.
  • Local Roads can be found via the State Government Property Location Browser interactive map by clicking HERE.
  • Whilst the Town of Gawler can assist with traffic and parking complaints on DPTI roads, Council staff encourage these complaints to be raised with DPTI by clicking HERE.

Road Closures are also a common request from residents and businesses in the local community. These are usually associated with community events and construction activity.

A Temporary Road Closure Application Form can be downloaded HERE, filled out and submitted via Council@gawler.sa.gov.au or in printed hard copy over the counter at the Gawler Administration Centre, 43 High Street Gawler SA 5118.

If any person is seeking to alter or occupy a road under the care and control of the Town of Gawler, an application form is required to be completed and provided to Council.  

A Section 221 Application Form can be downloaded HERE, filled out and submitted via email to Council@gawler.sa.gov.au or in printed hard copy over the counter at the Gawler Administration Centre, 43 High Street Gawler SA 5118.

Some examples of altering or occupying a Council road include:
• Skip bin on road verges
• Private pipework on a road
• Installation of vegetation in a road verge during development of a new home / dwelling
• Use of scissor lifts on a road to install signage on a commercial building
• Installation of temporary traffic control devices when occupying a road.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) processes applications for Class 1 oversize/overmass vehcles, agricultural vehicles and special purpose vehicles (eg mobile crane, concrete pump, drill rig or fire truck) on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

The NHVR processes all Class 2 and Class 3 heavy vehicle permit applications for travel in South Australia. To apply for a Class 2 or 3 permit, you will need to lodge your application via the NHVR Portal. Vehicles Classes are also available from the NHRV Portal.

To support the Oversize Overmass Permit Application you will be required to seek approval from the relevant road authority.  Any oversize overmass vehicle proposed to travel on roads under the care and control of Council (ie local roads) will require Council approval and Oversize Overmass vehicles proposed to travel on roads under the care and control of the state government (ie arterial roads) will require approval to be sought from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

To apply for approval from Council please submit your proposed Oversize Overmass vehicle route to Council@gawler.sa.gov.au or in printed hard copy over the counter at the Gawler Administration Centre at 43 High Street, Gawler SA 5118.

To apply for approval from the State Government, please submit your Oversize Overmass vehicle information to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure by clicking HERE.

Permit renewals may also require approval from the relevant road authority to support a permit application with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.  Approval from the relevant road authority is typically required at least 6 weeks prior to lodging an Oversize Overmass permit application.  A permit application checklist is available on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website to assist with the application process.

Customer Service Request can be submitted online HERE, via email Council@gawler.sa.gov.au, contacting Council Customer Service on 8522 9211 or in person at Gawler Administration Centre, 43 High Street, Gawler SA 5118.