Spot the pothole, contact council
  • Friday 09 March 2012

The heavy rain may have left the Sunshine Coast, but potholes are now appearing on roads around the region.

Sunshine Coast Council is committed to repairing the damage and Civil Works Services Manager John Netherton said locals could also help by letting us know where problems are located.

"Council is encouraging residents who spot pot holes to report them to us by calling customer service on (07) 54757272 or jumping on council’s website and filling in a quick and easy online form," he said.

"Council is responsible for approximately 3500km of roads around the Sunshine Coast so the more sets of eyes we have spotting problems and reporting them to us, the faster we can get out and fix them.

"As a result of the first rain event in February, over 90 sites have already been identified as having storm and or flood damage across the coast.

"This includes damage at bridges and culverts where the water overtopped the road, large scours and some landslips.

"Along with this, potholes will continue to pop up over the weeks to come."

When completing the online form, residents are urged to provide as much information as possible to assist council in identifying the location and urgency of the work required.

Council will prioritise any items reported and work with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to repair potholes on local and State Government controlled roads.