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We take great pride in the historical, commercial, tourism, and aesthetic value of our built and natural environment and continually strive to find the perfect balance between the needs of residents, business & visitors, heritage & innovation, development, environment, visual appeal and practical application.

We have a vigorous maintenance program as part of our commitment to enhancing the city image and providing a safe community.

Roads and Footpaths

Council, in partnership with the state government, looks after the upkeep, quality, safety, and presentation of more than 300km of sealed roads and lanes, as well as almost 400km of footpaths.

The State Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has responsibility for South Australia’s main roads and has launched a new online DPTI Road Works Schedule to provide information about upcoming Departmental road works and traffic restrictions on the arterial road network across the State. While this resource does not include information about Council works, it does provide useful links to other road services, such as TrafficSA for works on local roads, information about outback roads, and South Australian Police road closures.

This site works in conjunction with DPTI’s real-time traffic information sites. To get real-time traffic info direct to your smartphone download DPTI’s Addinsight app.


Approximately $100million worth of buildings are owned and managed by council for the benefit of the community. Our buildings are broadly grouped into six categories: Civic, Commercial, Community, Surf Clubs, Sporting Facilities, and Public Conveniences.

Through this diverse portfolio of properties, we’re able to provide a host of important services such as libraries, sport, recreation, hospitality, arts and culture, aged care, tourism information, and tourist attractions, commercial opportunities, civil works, public facilities, and city administration.


Across our city, a large ‘urban forest’ of street trees weaves its way through the streets and along the foreshore. These trees enhance the beauty of our neighbourhoods and include native and introduced species, as well as our iconic Norfolk Island Pines.


Please call Customer Service if:

  • Work is required on your street trees
  • You wish to remove or significantly prune a regulated tree (circumference greater than 2m) or a significant tree (circumference greater than 3m) or a historically important tree.

For the pruning of trees near powerlines, please contact SA Power Networks or call 131 261.

Contact Us

All post should be sent to:

Name of Contact Officer/Department
City of Holdfast Bay
PO Box 19
SA 5048