Potholes – let’s fix them so they can be avoided

File image of a pothole along Peregian Springs Drive from the February weather event. Photo: Contributed  

THERE is no denying that potholes are hard to avoid and can cause great damage, and with the recent deluge and minor flooding across our region, this has prompted renewed calls for our community to dob in a pothole or report damaged roads. 

Sunshine Coast Council crews and contractors have been busy clearing debris and assessing our roads to make sure they are safe with Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law encouraging the community to be the eyes and ears in locating damaged roads that have emerged after the recent weather. 

“Since the February weather event and the more recent heavy rain this month, some of our roads have been significantly impacted,” Cr Law said. 

“We always appreciate the community’s assistance in locating and alerting us to any repairs needed, especially on local residential streets. 

“Before you report potholes or damages, please firstly check if the road is owned by the local council or the State Government. You can quickly check this by visiting the Queensland Traffic Road Lookup website which tells you if you should contact council or the Department of Transport and Main Roads.  

“This step before you submit your request will ensure the repair job is directed to the correct road owner to get the job done quickly.” 

To report a pothole on a Sunshine Cost Council road, visit council’s website at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au, where you can lodge an eRequest online, phone 5475 7272 or alternatively email mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

To report a pothole on state-controlled roads, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 07 5451 7055 or email northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au

A list of state-controlled roads across our region is available at qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/lookup.html 

Visit Roads Hub – roads.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au – an online mapping tool created to minimise road-user frustration and improve road safety by helping users plan ahead and be aware of road works or other events which may impact traffic. 

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