Tatiara District Council has introduced Rural Property Addressing across the municipality with the assistance of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI), for the benefit of the broader community. This initiative has the support of the Country Fire Service, State Emergency Service, SA Police, SA Ambulance Service, community groups and essential service providers.
The distance based numbering system quickly tells emergency service personnel or anyone trying to find the property how many metres it is from the start of the road and on which side of the road the property entrance is located. This system replaces the RAPID, RSD, RMB and Lot number systems, providing one consistent address for use by Australia Post, Emergency Services, service providers, family and friends.
The new rural addressing system has been implemented in the Tatiara with the installation of rural address signs and new road name fingerboards. The new road name fingerboards will now also include the address range below the road name.
For more information please visit: http://www.landservices.sa.gov.au/1Online_Services/56Rural_Property_Addressing/0default.asp
If you require information about your property, please contact Mr Aaron Hillier, on 8752 1044 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gazettal of Road Names
The process of gazetting the adopted rural road names has commenced and a copy of the Rack Plan 986 can be viewed by clicking this link or is available for viewing at the Bordertown and Keith Council offices.
To view other Council area's Rack Plans and State Roads please click on the link below.
Council believes Local Government has a right and responsibility to construct, develop and maintain local access roads. Council aims to provide a district road network that will provide reasonable access to all properties.
Council uses a road deficiency formula to determine road priorties taking the following matters into consideration.
a) condition of the road
b) road usage
c) length of time that the properties, served by the road have been settled
d) council recognises that the road system is an asset
Council will not form, construct or maintain carriageways on unmade roads unless such work is included in Council's Works Programme for the current financial year.
Alteration to Roads and Verges
Pursuant to Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999, “Alteration to Road”, property owners are required to apply to Council to alter any part of a road or road verge (property boundary to property boundary). These works included, tree planting/landscaping, pipe or other service utility installations. Applications can be made to Council by filling in the form, providing plans and supporting photographs, click here to access the application form.
Council will no longer provide vehicle crossovers/entrances for properties and will be the responsibility of property owners. Pursuant to Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999, “Alteration to Road”, property owners are required to apply to Council to install a crossover to their property.
In rural areas the following shall apply:
- The provision of crossovers to all rural properties shall be the responsibility of the landholder. Should Council vary the horizontal or vertical alignment of any road, it shall be responsible for reinstating crossovers to all properties abutting the road providing such crossover was in existence prior to re-construction of such road.
- Crossovers over drains to private property shall be the responsibility of the landholder. The design of all such crossings shall be approved by Councils Manager Technical Services or Technical Officer.
Vegetation Clearance on Road Verges
Clearance of vegetation is not permitted on any of Council road verges unless consent has been given by Council or Native Vegetation Council. However, land owners are permitted to clear fence lines and maintain vehicle access tracks within certain guidelines. Council advice to any property owner undertaking this type of activity should seek advice either from Council or Native Vegetation Council prior to undertaking works. Council is currently reviewing its management of Roadside vegetation and is in the process of developing a Roadside Vegetation Management Plan using Native Vegetation Council guidelines.
Prior to Council making any decision regarding road closure an advertisement will be inserted into the local paper describing the nature of the closure and inviting any interested persons to express their views on the proposal. The advertisement will be published at least four weeks prior to the date of the Council meeting at which the proposed closure will be considered. See Council's Public Consultation Policy
Naming of Roads and Street Reserves
In naming streets, roads and reserves the names will generally be selected on the basis of:
a) reflection of the heritage of the locality
b) characteristics of the place
c) names of pioneers or eminent persons who have lived in the district
d) names of person who have given extended service within the district