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Signs, Streetlights and Underground Services

Underground Services – Electrical and Water

Underground Service Installations

Our city is growing at rapid rates as we are experiencing an increased amount of public and private investment for commercial and housing developments. We have developed the City of Playford Reinstatement Specifications to make sure civil infrastructure is not compromised by rapid development.

If you have any questions in relation to the Reinstatement Specifications, please contact Stephen Gartner at the City of Playford on 8256 0333.

Individuals, contractors or organisations carrying out works on Council property are required to notify Council in writing.

Damage caused to Council infrastructure

Council is responsible for the maintenance of roads and footpaths throughout the City. However, any damage caused by individuals, contractors or other organisations to Council infrastructure as a result of the works being undertaken, is the responsibility of the individual, contractor or organisation. Repairs or reinstatement of Council infrastructure must meet Council's standards.

To submit a request to Council:

To report an issue or lodge a request for service:

How do I apply for underground electrical connection?

If you live in the rural areas of Playford, you may require a private connection to mains power. If you are building a house in an urban area of the city, and you are an owner-builder, you are required to seek approval for an underground electrical connection to the building.

You can submit an application for an underground electrical connection by downloading the application form below and emailing it to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

How do I apply for a private water pipeline?

If you live in the rural areas of Playford, you may require a private water pipeline to connect to mains water. Once connected, maintenance of these pipelines becomes the responsibility of the property owner.

You can submit an application for a private water pipeline by downloading the application form below and emailing it to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

Drains

Open drainage maintenance

We regularly clean and maintain the open drainage network throughout our region. Some sections of drain will occasionally require the removal of undergrowth and silt build-up, while others may require treatment for erosion. These treatments will help ensure free flow of water across the City of Playford.

Piped drainage maintenance

This task involves the cleaning of all the side entry pits, junction boxes and gross pollutant traps that are located throughout Playford, as well as any structural repairs that are required. Regular cleaning of these stormwater systems helps in preventing flooding and provides a better quality of water that eventually finds its way into our water-catchment systems.

Request drain maintenance

Report a blocked sump/drain or a missing sump lid/drain cover online, by visiting Playford Online Services, phoning Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333 or by sending an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

Street Lights

Street lighting

Working alongside SA Power Networks, the City of Playford continues to improve the street lighting across the area. This has resulted in Council committing to the rollout of LED non-decorative lights for residential roads which will deliver energy savings of over $200,000 per annum based on current energy tariffs.

How to report faulty street lights

Faulty street lights are the responsibility of SA Power Networks. To report a faulty street light contact SA Power Networks on 13 13 66 or 1800 676 043 or log a request online by following the link below.

Traffic signals

You can report faulty traffic signals to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on 1800 018 313.

Who should I contact if I would like a street light installed?

Street lighting is a Council asset. If you believe there is insufficient lighting in your street, please contact Council to investigate the possibility of a street light installation. Council must consider the requirements of the Australian Standards for lighting and the impact on other road users and residents and may request the applicant to submit a report, written by a suitably qualified lighting engineer describing the effect in changing the lighting. Council is responsible for the cost of installing an approved street light.

Who should I contact if I would like a street light moved or removed?

Street lighting is a Council asset. In changing the lighting in a residential street, Council must consider the requirements of the Australian Standards for lighting and the impact on other road users and residents. Council may request the applicant to submit a report, written by a suitably qualified lighting engineer describing the effect in changing the lighting. The applicant is responsible for the cost of an investigation and the cost to SA Power Networks in removing or relocating a street light.

Anyone looking to have a street light moved, installed or removed should first contact Council on 8256 0333 or online by lodging a general enquiry request.

Traffic signs

Traffic Signs

The City of Playford is responsible for the provision of signage on Council roads network including street and suburb names, as well as traffic advisory signs such as ‘Give Way’, ‘Keep Left’, and speed limit signs. This signage is necessary for the safe and convenient movement of all road users including motorists, pedestrians, residents and visitors in Playford. We will consider all requests to install additional signage.

Report a damaged or missing sign online, by visiting Playford Online Services, phoning Customer Care on (08) 8256 0333 or by sending an email to playford@playford.sa.gov.au.

Election Signage

Election signage

Election signage is a defined sign encouraging the public to vote for a particular political candidate. City of Playford and the Electoral Commission of South Australia have put rules in place for the placement and removal of election signs.

Signage complaints

If you have any concerns regarding the type, size, fixing or positioning please contact Playford's Customer Care on 8256 0333.

If the complaint relates to the wording/content of the signage, please refer to the Electoral Commission Complaint Protocol or refer the matter or person to the Electoral Commission of South Australia.

Community Signage

Our community facility signs are blue directional signs with white text that can be established by Council to showcase businesses or not-for-profit community facilities. You must seek approval from Council to install community facility signage.