Local Area Traffic Management

Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is concerned with the planning and management of the usage of road space within a local traffic area. It involves the use of physical devices, streetscaping treatments and other measures (including regulations and other non-physical measures) to influence vehicle operation, in order to create safer and more pleasant street in local areas. (Austroads - Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management)

A LATM plan is a formal and strategic way of investigating traffic, parking, freight, pedestrian, cycling, public transport and urban designs and amenity issues within a study area. The key objectives of this style of study are to:

  • improve the safety of the street network; and
  • reduce the environmental impact of traffic.

In achieving these objectives, the LATM plan must also consider:

  • maintaining access through the City; and
  • avoiding transferring traffic from one street to another.

An LATM can result in simple, low cost measures such as line-marking and signage, through to major works such as road humps, roundabouts and slow points.

Local Area Traffic Management plans across the City of West Torrens

The Transport Strategy pdf (26MB) adopted by Council in 2009 set 30 LATM areas across the City and recommended a priority rating system be adopted to undertake studies. The top one-third of precincts can be seen in order below.

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  • Precincts 9/10 combined – Underdale (east of Holbrooks Road), Torrensville (north of Henley Beach Road), Mile End (north of Henley Beach Road) and Thebarton - IN PROGRESS
  • Precincts 21/22/B/C combined - Camden Park, Plympton (west of Marion Road), Novar Gardens, Glenelg North and North Plympton (west of Deeds Road) - IN PRELIMINARY DATA COLLECTION
  • Precinct 16 – Cowandilla (south of Sir Donald Bradman Drive), Hilton (south of Sir Donald Bradman Drive) and Richmond
  • Precinct D – Marleston
  • Precinct 12 – Torrensville (south of Henley Beach Road), Cowandilla (north of Sir Donald Bradman Drive), Mile End (west of South Road) and Hilton (north of Sir Donald Bradman Drive)
  • Precinct 20 - Ashford and Keswick
  • Precinct 17 - Netley and North Plympton (east of Deeds Road)

Torrensville/Underdale and Thebarton/Mile End LATM - Precincts 9 & 10

Project concepts have been developed from the LATM plan that specifically relate to the Stage 1. These plans can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Alternatively, these can be viewed at the Thebarton Community Centre or Council's Civic Centre.

Feedback is being sought on these concepts pdf (226KB) via the linked form. Feedback will be accepted up until Friday the 25th of March 2016 and the projects will subsequently be reviewed by the working party. Following this the projects will begin to enter construction phase and consultation will continue with any properties directly affected throughout this period.


Thebarton/Mile End

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Howie Ave

Dew St (Kintore Ln-St)

Bray Ave

Kintore St (Dew-Parker)

Herbert Ave

Maria St

Stephens Ave (Ashley-Ashwin)

Intersection Parker St/Kintore St

Hayward Ave (Ashley-Ashwin)

Intersection Dew St/George St

West St (Ashley-Ashwin)

Intersection Albert St/George St

Clifford St (Ashley-Ashwin)

Jervois St (Ashley-Ashwin)

East St (Meyer-Ashwin)

Ashley St (Hardys-South)

Intersection Ashley St/Hardys Rd


Norman St

Rose St

Pearse St

Intersection Parker St/Rose St

Golden Glow Ave

Stuckey Ave

Sheriff St (Norman-Ashley)

North Pde (Sheriff-Hardys)

Intersection Norman St/Sheriff St

Intersection Ashley St/Sheriff St


Cranbrook Ave

James St (Light-Phillips)

Armour Ave

Holland St (Light-Phillips)

Cawthorne St (Light-Smith)

Light Tce-Albert St


North Pde (Hayward-Danby)

Neville Road

Carlton Pde (3 sections)

Intersection Walter St/South Rd

Hardys Rd (Henley Beach-Ashley)

Intersection Hayward Ave/Carlton Pde

Intersection West St/North Pde


Bioscience Master Plan

West Thebarton Rd-Phillips St

Holland St bridge


This has initiated the development of a range of conceptual solutions to address the identified issues and achieve the LATM objectives. Further information including preferred conceptual solutions will be provided to affected properties and on this webpage