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Roads and Transport

The road that runs past your house is managed either by City of Playford, or the South Australian Government, depending on where it is located. The City of Playford is responsible for making sure Council-owned roads are in good condition and safe for traffic-flow through our City.

Reporting Road Damage

Playford's operational staff maintain and repair sealed and unsealed roads, as well as the road shoulders through road grading, pothole repair, surface patching, patrol grading, fire track maintenance and line marking. This team also repair and replace signs, including guideposts.

How can I report damage to roads managed by Council?

You can report a pothole or road defect on roads maintained by Council by visiting Playford Online Services, phoning Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333 or by sending an email to

Each request is individually assessed then placed on a program of works based on the level of risk to public safety.

How can I report damage to roads managed by the State Government?

To report a pot hole or road defect on a road managed by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) please contact the DIT Traffic Control Centre on 1800 018 313. You can view the list of roads maintained by DIT in Playford below.

State Government Roads in Playford

Not all roads in Playford are maintained by Council. Some roads are the responsibility of the South Australian State Government and are managed by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) who look after the ongoing maintenance.

At the junction of a local road and a state road, ownership and traffic management is the responsibility of DIT.

Which roads are owned by the State Government?

The following roads in Playford are owned by Department for Infrastructure and Planning (DIT).




Full length of road


Full length of road


From Waterloo Corner Road to Angle Vale Road


From Main North Road to Commercial Road


From Blacktop Road to Para Wirra Park entrance


Full length of road


Full length of road


From Angle Vale Road to Penfield Road


From Old Port Wakefield Road to Heaslip Road


From John Rice Avenue to Main North Road


Full length of road


From Heaslip Road to Main North Road


Full length of road

Mini Skips and Shipping Containers

Where you place mini skips, waste bins and shipping containers is important — if they are placed incorrectly, they can pose a safety risk to the public or surrounding neighbours.

Do I need permission to place a mini skip or shipping container on a road or Council land?

Yes, you will need permission!

The City of Playford is committed to providing a safe environment for all residents, that is why you must apply for Council approval to use Council roads and lands before placing a skip or container there.

What documents are required to support my application?

In addition to a completed application form, you are required to provide the following:

  • Provision of road traffic signs and devices as required
  • Public liability insurance Certificate of Currency (minimum $20 million)
  • Detailed site plan showing all activity on the road and the proposed placement of the skip or container

You must allow ten working days for the application to be assessed.

How can I make an application for a mini skip or shipping container permit?

Please complete download and complete the application form below. Once you have filled out all the details, please email your completed application to

Be sure to submit your application as early as possible - Council will need at least five working days to review and approve your application.

NB: Any damage to Council infrastructure caused by placement or removal of the skip or container is to be reinstated to Council’s satisfaction at the applicant's cost.

Heavy Vehicle and Over-Dimensional Load Permits

Council is responsible for assessing all requests for the transportation of over-dimensional vehicles on its roads and approving the route.

What vehicle types require permits?

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) provides a list of the classes of heavy vehicles. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) facilitates the applications from start to finish.

How can I apply for a permit?

All applications for the movement of vehicles in these categories is managed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Applications can be made via their website. Costs of applications can be found at the NHVR portal fee schedule page below.

For further information contact NHVR on:


Phone: 1300 696 487

Property Addressing

In order for Australia Post, emergency services, and your friends and family to find your property, roads need to be allocated a name, which is then approved by Council before any clearance will be given to create allotments and titles. If you are unsure about the number and street name of your property’s address, you can contact the City of Playford.