City Maintenance (Roadworks, Footpaths & Verges)

Council's City Operations teams provide a programmed, proactive approach to undertake regular maintenance work around the City, based on risk.

The City has been divided into precincts and the teams move through each precinct on an agreed cycle.  All areas are serviced equally and no preference is given to new or older suburbs.

Work will be undertaken on those areas that have been identified as a high risk to the public such as severely raised or broken sections of footpaths, road failures, tree and shrub encroachments and horizontally displaced sections of kerb and water table.


Roads and Stormwater Team


Road surface & signage maintenance and illegally dumped rubbish collection

Maintenance & repair:

  • Roads sealed & unsealed – potholes, patching, minor kerb
  • Road shoulders
  • Patrol Grading
  • Fire Tracks
  • Linemarking
  • Drains – swale & open, SEP cleaning & repair
  • Signs– repair & replacement incl. guideposts, safety barriers
  • Illegally Dumped rubbish collection & litter bin emptying


Parks and Verges Team


Reserve and verge mowing & maintenance, open space & roadside slashing

  • Verge & reserve mowing
  • Tractor slashing
  • Streetsweeping
  • Reserve maintenance including irrigation repair


Parks and Landscapes Team


Responsible for high end landscapes, ovals, regional parks & civic spaces

  • Oval & surround mowing
  • Oval maintenance including irrigation repairs
  • Nursery maintenance
  • Civic Centre grounds maintenance
  • Sporting season changeover
  • Regional Park maintenance
  • High end garden bed maintenance
  • High end reserve maintenance including irrigation repairs
  • Centrally controlled irrigation management
  • Park inspections / BBQ maintenance


Tree Services


Dedicated tree team servicing the entire city, from planting to mature tree maintenance

  • Tree planting & establishment
  • Pruning
  • Watering, staking, caging, re-bowling
  • Tree & stump removals
  • Tree reports
  • Encroachments


Support Services


Footpath maintenance, graffiti, pest & weed control and rapid response

Maintenance & repair:

  • Footpaths (paved, concrete, shared use, bitumen)
  • Graffiti removal (Council assets)
  • Weed & Pest Control


Rapid Response – immediate danger to our community:

  • Dead animals
  • Bees / Euro Wasps
  • Bus Shelter / Street Furniture
  • Footpath
  • Flooding
  • Oil Spills
  • Playgrounds
  • Potholes
  • Rubbish  (road hazard)
  • Syringes
  • Trees (fallen on road etc.)




Repair and Maintenance

To report broken or damaged kerbing please contact Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333, send an email to or lon an online request at e-pathway

Each request is individually inspected and assessed then placed on a program of works based on their condition rating (including severity of damage).  In the event that the damage is rated as minor, the request will be placed onto a register with works to be programmed as funding is made available. 

Damaged Caused by Individuals, Contractors or Organisations

Council is responsible for the maintenance of kerbs throughout the City of Playford.  Individuals, contractors or organisations carrying out works are required to notify Council in writing.  The kerb is to be reinstated to a standard that is compliant to Council's specifications.  If you would like further information about work undertaken on Underground Services within our City please click here

Application for Kerb Cut - Stormwater Drainage Outlet

If you wish to submit an application for a kerb cut to install a stormwater drainage outlet, you can download an application form here.

For further information please contact Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333, send an email to or log a request online with e-pathway.


Request a Footpath


If you have recently built a home and are in the process of landscaping your front yard and would like to know which side of the street the footpath will be on, please do not hesitate to submit a request online.

Footpaths are usually 1.2 to 1.5 metres wide. Property owners / occupiers of the residence will be advised in writing (at least 48 hours in advance) before the footpath is installed.

Request for New / Additional Driveway

Council approval must be obtained prior to the construction of a new, additional or an alteration to  an existing driveway access i.e. the section of land between the kerb/road edge and the front property boundary that allows access from the road into a property. 

If approved, the cost of any works and ongoing maintenance will be the owners responsibility.

  How to apply

Application forms and fact sheets are available from the City of Playford Customer Care Centre:

  • Playford Civic Centre

10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth

Monday thru to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00pm    

  • Stretton Centre      

307 Peachey Road, Munno Para

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm


For further information please contact Customer Care on 08 8256 0333


Report a Hazard or Request Maintenance

To log a customer request please contact Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333, send an email to or log your request online with epathway


Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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