Suburb, road and place names

Road opening and closing proposals

Closing of public roads and the opening of some public roads in South Australia is regulated by the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991. The process is managed by the local council, while the Surveyor-General ensures the process complies with the Act. A 28-day public consultation process occurs where persons that are impacted by a road opening or closure can lodge an objection against the road being closed or make an application for easement rights.

Making an objection or request for easement rights

Where an objection or request for easement rights to a road opening or closure is made, the following points must be adhered to:

  • The objection or request for easement rights must be in writing including two copies:
    • a copy addressed to the applicable council (or the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) where the road closure is associated with a SCAP development)
    • a courtesy copy is to be forwarded to the Surveyor-General at GPO Box 1354, Adelaide SA 5001.
  • The objection or request for easement rights must state the name and address of the person making the objection.
  • Specify how the road opening or closure impacts upon the person making the objection.
  • Any objection must be received by the council and Surveyor-General within 28 days of the public notice being published in the Government Gazette (see the deadline for objections in the schedule below).

Industry Guidelines (procedures outlined in the guidelines are mandated for use from 1 July 2018).

Current proposals

Description of proposalPreliminary planPublic noticeDeadline for objectionOutcome

Proposed road closure:
Matilda Lane
Eastwood
City of Burnside

PP 18/0004

   

Proposed road closure:
unmade part of Sullivan Road
Culburra
Coorong District Council

PP 18/0010

Gazette Notice page 2096 31 May 2018
(505.7 KB PDF)
5/07/2018 

Proposed road closure:
Public Road (Walkway)
Elizabeth
City of Playford

PP 18/0012

Gazette Notice page 1600 17 May 2018
(465.2 KB PDF)

14/06/2018

 

Proposed road closure:
Public Road, Motpena

PP 18/0013

Gazette Notice page 2018 24 May 2018 (123.5 KB PDF)

21/06/2018

 

Proposed road closure:
Public Road Cunliffe
Copper Coast Council

PP 18/0014

Gazette Notice Page 2172 14 June 2018 (33.7 KB PDF)

12/07/2018

 

Proposed road closure:
Portion of Roberts Road Armagh
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council

PP 18/0015

Gazette Notice Page 2172 14 June 2018 (504.8 KB PDF)

12/07/2018

 

Proposed road closure:
Portion of Queen Place
Moonta Bay Copper Coast Council

PP 18/0016

Gazette Notice 7 June 2018 (480.0 KB PDF)

5/07/2018

 

Proposed road closure:
Mersey Road North, Osborne

PP 18/0019

Gazette Notice page 2018 24 May 2018
(26.3 KB PDF)

21/06/2018

 

Proposed road closure: Portion Little Islands Road Streaky Bay
District Council of Streaky Bay

PP 18/0020

Gazette Notice page 2172 & 2173 14 June 2018 (812.5 KB PDF)

12/07/2018


Page last updated 19 June 2018

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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Last Updated:
19/06/18
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