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Public Access Route Repair Program

The significant rainfall from ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany in early 2022 led to widespread flooding in South Australia's north and west. This resulted in considerable damage to the outback road network, including highways, tracks, and PARs (Public Access Routes). Federal Flood Relief Funding has been allocated for repair works on the PAR network. Following an open tender process, an external contractor has been chosen. Work has begun and is set to be completed by June 2024.

The repair program focuses on conducting light formation grading across the PAR network, aimed at achieving a common standard. This standard will enable 4WD access to points of interest, rather than extensive works to create a formal road standard. For more details about the repair schedule for PARs, please refer to the table below. For details on PARs locations, download the PARs map.

The Pastoral Unit will undertake a review of the options for long-term management of PARs given their current level of use and the need to sustainably manage the network. The review will commence in 2024/25 after the completion of the track repairs. The Pastoral Unit will welcome input and feedback from PAR users and other stakeholders.

Schedule of repair works for each PAR

PAR Name

Distance kms

Works Complete

Works Underway

Scheduled by end of Apr 2023

Scheduled by Jun 2024

PAR Status

PAR 1

Copper King Mine

5

X

Open

PAR 2

Level Post Bay

51

X

Closed

PAR 3

Nuccaleena Mine

14

X


Open

PAR 4

Artimore

26

X

Open

PAR 5

Patawarta Gap

6

X

Closed

PAR 6

Tallaringa

62

X

Open

PAR 7

Curdimurka

1

No works required

Open

PAR 8

Pedirka

41

X

Open

PAR 9

Warraweena

22

No works required.

Closed

PAR 10

Lake Gairdner

2.5


X

Open

PAR 11

Gawler Ranges NP

20XOpen

PAR 12

Old Peake

16

X

Open

PAR 13

Halligan Bay

62

X

Open

PAR 14

Strangways Springs

2.5

X


Open

PAR 15

Warburton Crossing

80

X

Closed

PAR 16

Walkers Crossing

226

X

Closed

PAR 17

Arckaringa Hills

2

X


Open

PAR 18

Lake Cadibarrawirracanna

6.5

X

Open

PAR 19

Algebuckina

1.5

X

Open

PAR 20

Beresford Bore

1

X

Open

PAR 21

Mungerannie Bore

3.5

No works required

Open

PAR 22

Googs Track

20

X

Open

PAR 23

Nonning

50

X

Open

PAR 24

Secret rocks

1

No works required

Open

Always check outback road warnings and closures before your trip on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's special notices page.

Contact

Pastoral Unit
Phone: 8429 0333
Email: DEW.pastoral@sa.gov.au
GPO Box 1047
ADELAIDE SA 5001