Road Opening and Closure Procedures

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

Authorised Persons/General Inspectors, Engineering Officers and any other Council Officers involved in matters affected by road closures.



This course will assist Council officers to comply with the legislation relevant to road openings and closures, the classification of land as community land, revocation of that classification and alienation of community land.


Key Learnings

  • The different methods available to Councils to close roads under:
             o Section 359 of the Local Government Act 1999
             o Sections 32 and 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961
             o Section 59 of the Summary Offences Act 1953
             o Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991
  • Traffic control devices
  • Traffic impact statements
  • Delegation and general approval from the Minister for Transport
  • Road opening methods.



Felice D'Agostino from Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Felice is a member of the Norman Waterhouse Local Government Governance and Regulatory Services Team and specialise in advice relating to the Local Government Act 1999. Felice has over ten years experience providing advice and representation almost exclusively to Councils, their subsidiaries, Council Members and the Local Government Association on all governance and regulatory matters.



Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.