Unsealed Roads Program 2017/18

Category Infrastructure Works Programs
Project Start Date 01/06/2017
Expected Completion Date 30/06/2018
Proponent District Council of Mount Barker
Project Status Current
Contact Person Field Services Unit
Contact Work: 08 8393 6450
Email: council@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Council undertakes an Unsealed Roads Program throughout the district each year. The list of roads will be updated as the program progresses.


The Mount Barker District Council is committed to maintaining roads in good condition to provide a safe environment.  Over the financial year, a number of unsealed roads are scheduled for resheeting. 

During works there may be limited access to driveway entrances and vehicles should not be left parked on the road.

All endeavours will be made to ensure a minimum of inconvenience, but alternative routes should be planned while these works are underway.  Road users are requested to adhere to any detours that will be in place.


Unsealed Roads Program 2017/18


24 May 2018

Council regrets to inform that due to recent inclement weather that has affected the new road pavement along Rowe Road, that the Bitumen Sealing of Rowe Road has been deferred to a more suitable time next financial year when more favourable weather conditions will enable these works to be completed.


May 2018

Tree pruning & removal and Drainage Improvements have been completed for the roads listed below.

Road Pavement Rehabilitation works will be completed by the end of May, subject to suitable weather conditions.


April 2018

Spray sealing sections of Archer Hill Road and Phillips Hill Road will be undertaken on 26 and 27 April 2018


January 2018 - March 2018

Council will be undertaking road works on the following sections of road between January and March 2018, weather permitting.


Road Section Township
Archer Hill Road Long Valley Road to 1756m east Long Valley Road Bugle Ranges/ Highland Valley
Phillips Hill Road Spring Gully Road to Bull Creek Road Bull Creek 
Boomerang Road  Ellis Road to 433m east Ellis Road  Meadows 
Bassham Road  1058m east Pocock Road to Sand Road  Jupiter Creek 
Rowe Road  Long Gully Road to Berry Road  Jupiter Creek 
Todd Road  Feder Road to Long Gully Road  Cahpel Hill 
Sandow Road  Onkaparinga Valley Road to 1024m south Onkaparinga Valley Road  Verdun 
Snelling Road  2127m west Echunga Road to Lubasch Road  Hahndorf 


Sealing Unsealed Roads 

Council has no formal plans to seal unsealed roads or construct new unsealed roads at this point in time however, it is in the process of investigating an upgrade program for unsealed roads that will be subject to funding.


Dust Suppression

Council maintains a network of some 450kms of unsealed roads.  Currently Council budgets over $900,000 each year to renew these roads on an as needed basis.  Some dust nuisance is inevitable from unsealed roads but Council aims to minimise dust by improving its road maintenance practices.

This includes improved grader operations, the use of high quality road making materials and in some cases the application of additives to reduce the abrasion of the road surface.  In the past, Council has used a recycled asphalt product to reduce dust and improve the road surface but this type of material is currently not available nor the solution sustainable. 

Council is currently reviewing and trialling options for minimising dust and as an outcome of this review there may be further options considered.  



6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200