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

We have a vigorous maintenance program as part of its 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, recreational, 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 trees weaves its way through the streets and along the foreshore. These street trees enhance the beauty of our neighbourhoods and include native and introduced species, as well as our iconic, historic Norfolk Island Pines.


Please call Customer Service if:

  • Work is required on your street trees
  • You wish to plant a tree in your street or on council land
  • 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.


Residents are required to maintain the verge at the front/side of their property. Verges are the portion of land which lies between a road and the adjacent property line, but does not include the footpath. Verge maintenance includes watering, mowing and weeding.

Redeveloping your verge

If you would like to redevelop the verge outside your property, please apply to council by completing a Verge Application Form. There are no fees incurred with submitting an application.

Permitted verge treatments include lawn, mulch, small shrubs (under 500mm in height), and permeable surfaces such as dolomite.

Non-permeable paving and new installations of artificial turf are not allowed to be used on verges.

More details are available in the verge policy and when you submit a verge application, we will confirm that your planned verge meets the required standards.

Weed spraying

We regularly spray weeds on the footpaths and on verges across the City of Holdfast Bay. If you don't want us to spray on the verge outside your home, you can request to be on the No Weed Spray List by contacting customer service.

Contact us

By post

All post should be sent to:

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