Proposed Road closure Bourke Road, Aldinga

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Consultation has concluded

Update

We recently sought feedback on the proposal to close a section of Bourke Road, Aldinga. All feedback was presented to Council at the meeting on 15 June 2021 where Council resolved to:

  • Close Bourke Road, Aldinga between Old Coach Road and a point approximately 120 metres east of Bowering Hill Road as a through road for motor vehicles.
  • Authorised a notice to be published in the next available Government Gazette providing notice of the closure of Bourke Road as a through road for motor vehicles.
  • Notes that ‘No Entry’ signage and permanent barriers will be installed at either end of the road closure to prohibit access by motor vehicles, however still provide access for passive users including pedestrians, horse riders and bicycles.
  • That Council notes that the road closure process via Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 is reversible should there be a need to re-open the road again in the future

We are now working closely with internal and external parties to coordinate the closure.

You can view the Council Agenda and Minutes here:

Background

Concerns have been raised relating to inappropriate vehicular access and hoon behaviour accessing the unmade section of Bourke Road, Aldinga. Bourke Road is approximately 1.2 km in length and connects Bowering Hill Road to Old Coach Road. However, only 65 metres of the western-most section of this road has a formed, unsealed surface with the remaining eastern section being an unmade track.

To address these reported issues, one option available to Council is to close the unmade section of Bourke Road under Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, which requires a resolution of Council along with provision of notice to stakeholders, at least one month before the meeting at which the resolution is to be considered.

All feedback received prior to the meeting are to be given due consideration and it should be noted that this process is reversible should there be a need to re-open the road again in the future. Alternative options to closing the road could include undertaking increased surveillance of the area such as the installation of CCTV with associated signage as a deterrence, provision of more detailed signage informing motorists of the risks of attempting to travel through the unmade section of road and/or repairing and upgrading the unmade road surface to better facilitate vehicular travel between Bowering Hill Road and Old Coach Road.

Should Council resolve to close Bourke Road, 'No Entry' signage and barriers would be installed at either end of the road to prohibit motor vehicle access. It is also recommended that this closure be only applied to ‘motor vehicles’ so as not to exclude potential passive users such as walkers, horse riders and pushbike riders.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Consultation closed at 4pm on 15 June 2021.


Update

We recently sought feedback on the proposal to close a section of Bourke Road, Aldinga. All feedback was presented to Council at the meeting on 15 June 2021 where Council resolved to:

  • Close Bourke Road, Aldinga between Old Coach Road and a point approximately 120 metres east of Bowering Hill Road as a through road for motor vehicles.
  • Authorised a notice to be published in the next available Government Gazette providing notice of the closure of Bourke Road as a through road for motor vehicles.
  • Notes that ‘No Entry’ signage and permanent barriers will be installed at either end of the road closure to prohibit access by motor vehicles, however still provide access for passive users including pedestrians, horse riders and bicycles.
  • That Council notes that the road closure process via Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 is reversible should there be a need to re-open the road again in the future

We are now working closely with internal and external parties to coordinate the closure.

You can view the Council Agenda and Minutes here:

Background

Concerns have been raised relating to inappropriate vehicular access and hoon behaviour accessing the unmade section of Bourke Road, Aldinga. Bourke Road is approximately 1.2 km in length and connects Bowering Hill Road to Old Coach Road. However, only 65 metres of the western-most section of this road has a formed, unsealed surface with the remaining eastern section being an unmade track.

To address these reported issues, one option available to Council is to close the unmade section of Bourke Road under Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, which requires a resolution of Council along with provision of notice to stakeholders, at least one month before the meeting at which the resolution is to be considered.

All feedback received prior to the meeting are to be given due consideration and it should be noted that this process is reversible should there be a need to re-open the road again in the future. Alternative options to closing the road could include undertaking increased surveillance of the area such as the installation of CCTV with associated signage as a deterrence, provision of more detailed signage informing motorists of the risks of attempting to travel through the unmade section of road and/or repairing and upgrading the unmade road surface to better facilitate vehicular travel between Bowering Hill Road and Old Coach Road.

Should Council resolve to close Bourke Road, 'No Entry' signage and barriers would be installed at either end of the road to prohibit motor vehicle access. It is also recommended that this closure be only applied to ‘motor vehicles’ so as not to exclude potential passive users such as walkers, horse riders and pushbike riders.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Consultation closed at 4pm on 15 June 2021.