The community or Council often identify traffic or parking management issues within the local street network. These issues are logged on Council's Customer Request System and investigated by our Traffic Officers. In some cases, simple low cost site-specific treatments may address the identified issue, however in other cases more substantial treatments are required.
To log a request for local area traffic management advice including road safety in your area or around schools please contact Customer Service on (08) 8256 0333 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Council monitors traffic movements throughout the city and may look at installing traffic calming devices and other forms of road safety treatments on the local street network (where warranted), as a means of increasing road and pedestrian safety to manage local traffic conditions and the inappropriate use of streets by motorists. Significant community consultation will be undertaken with residents before any traffic calming measures are installed.
If you are witnessing dangerous driving in your area such as speeding or hoon driving behaviour, please report this to the South Australian Police (SAPOL) by calling 131 444. The Police have established a "Traffic Watch" program to record such events. For more information on "Traffic Watch" see the South Australian Police Traffic Watch website.
The Road Traffic Act (1961) provides the legal basis for the operation of all heavy transport on South Australian Roads. When a vehicle or load exceeds mass (weight) or dimension (length, height, width) limits, then a permit is required to give that vehicle special permission to travel along certain roads. Permits therefore are legal documents that exempt certain types of heavy vehicles and/or loads to travel on specific roads at specific times.
Over-Dimensional - where either the load and/or the vehicle combination itself exceeds a length of 19.0 metres and/or a width of 2.5 metres and/or a height of 4.3 metres
Excess Mass - when the statutory mass limits (legal weight carrying capability) are exceeded on any axle or axle group and/or the Gross Vehicle/Combination Mass exceeds 42.5 tonnes.
The City of Playford is committed to providing a safe environment for all residents and as such approval must be sought from Council for the use of land and roads under the care and control of the City of Playford.
You may also be required to obtain a permit from the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure as well as Council. If you are unsure please contact DPTI's office on Ph: 1800 018 313.
Over-Dimensional Load Permit applications can be forwarded to the City of Playford via:
The placement of mini skips, waste bins and shipping containers on Council Land or Roads may potentially cause a safety risk to the public if placed incorrectly.
The City of Playford is committed to providing a safe environment for all residents and as such approval must be sought from Council for the use of Council Land and Roads prior to the placement of the skip/container.
You are required to provide with your completed application the following:
Mini Skip and Shipping Container applications can be forwarded to the City of Playford via:
Community Facility Signs are blue directional signs with white text that can be erected by council to indicate businesses and/or not for profit community facilities.
The City of Playford is committed to providing a safe and well maintained environment for all residents and to ensure consistency in the installation of signage throughout the city, approval must be sought from Council for the erection of Community Facility Signage.
Community Facility Sign applications can be forwarded to the City of Playford via: