Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Council

In the heart of South Australia's

Murraylands and Riverland Regions

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Mid Murray Council has one of the largest road networks of any council under its care and control. This significant asset is a vital service, connecting communities over an area of 6270 km2. The road network includes 345 kilometres of sealed road, 3,066 kilometres of unsealed roads and 21 bridges & major culverts. The current value of the road network is in excess of $86 million.

Road safety is paramount as a result unsealed roads are maintained continuously with three grading teams, some working 7 days a week. Annually, the Council removes encroaching trees and vegetation from approximately 150 km of rural roads and has a dedicated team to manage this issue in township areas.

There are a number of dedicated commodity routes within the Council area and extensive study and investment is made to ensure these roads are fit for purpose.

On and Off Street Parking

Parking controls exist within the Council area and Council staff monitor time restrictions.  The new Mannum Green Shopping Complex on Adelaide Road has been completed.

Parking & Footpaths - Randell Street, Mannum

Parking and the use of footpaths in the main street (Randell Street) of Mannum is always a balancing act between the passage of vehicles, pedestrians and use for business activities.  This Fact Sheet details the current rules for car parking, use of footpaths for such things as outdoor café furniture and bike riding.

Wharf Maintenance

Council maintains eleven wharves, one recreational jetty and a boardwalk.  The most significant wharf is the Morgan structure which has historical value dating back to the early steam driven paddle boat days.

Boat Ramps

Council provides, maintains and regularly monitors boat ramps along the River Murray.  This is an essential tourist and recreation facility. 

Council commissioned Terry Magryn and Associates to undertake consultation with stakeholders, design of the upgrade of boat ramps, costing and application for 100% funding for boat ramps at Caloote, Cadell, Blanchetown, Morgan, Mannum and Swan Reach.  This will be undertaken in 2013/14.

Capital Works

Most recent Capital Works upgrades in Mid Murray Council include construction of the Cambrai landfill facility; Waste Transfer Stations at Cambrai, Truro and Morgan; Resource Recovery Centre at Mannum; stormwater drainage construction work at Adelaide Road, Mannum and Johnson Hill; Mannum Reconstruction and resheeting works on a number of roads throughout the Council. 

Capital expenditure in Mid Murray Council in the last financial year of 2012/13 was $7,553,289. 

Council had previously purchased the former Mannum Primary School building and through an expression of interest process has awarded the management of the school for community use to Mid Murray Support Services.  The old school building is being fully renovated. 

The State Government commissioned a report on riverbank slumping involving East Front Road and the riverfront area at Caloote.  A report by the State government recommends expenditure of between $800,000 to $2.2 million for their preferred option in relation to East Front Road.  Council is working with the State Government and Local Government Risk Services to ensure a more practical solution at a significantly lower cost.

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