Roadworks in your street

Roadworks in your street

Did you know that we have more than 670 kilometres of roads in Hobsons Bay? All varying in age, materials and usage, our many roads require difference extents of maintenance to be kept in their safest and most practical condition. However, as with any other asset, through time and usage our roads can deteriorate in a number of ways, including loss of shape and break down of asphalt.  

Council has processes in place to determine which of our roads are of greatest priority for road resurfacing or rehabilitation. For the last 10 years, Council has undertaken audits to assess the condition of ours roads every four years. This involves an independent assessment of the roads within Hobsons Bay to prioritise road upgrade works. 

Another thing that can transform over many years is the behaviour of drivers in our roads due to population changes, infrastructure and more. Traffic treatments are introduced and adjusted over time to suit the needs of the community to encourage a healthy driver, pedestrian, cyclist and resident relationship.

If any of these works are occurring in your street, we understand that you may have concerns about possible disruption.

View our Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding access, waste collection, hours of work and more during roadworks.

Depending on the works involved, roadworks are implemented under three separate Capital Works Programs: 

1. Road Resurfacing Program:

Works involve laying a new top layer of asphalt. Roads that are listed on this program are listed quarterly on this page.

Allan Street  Hatherley Grove to McIntosh Road   Complete  
Allan Street  Short Street to Hatherley Grove  Complete
Andrews Street   The Avenue to Muir Street  Complete
Bell Avenue  Stewart Avenue to Crofts Court  Complete
Bunbury Street  Douglas Parade to Franklin Street  Complete
Burleigh Street  Hall Street to Douglas Parade  Complete
Chandler Street  Douglas Parade to White Street  Complete
Charlotte Street  May Street to Blackshaws Road  Complete
Chester Road  Aberdeen Road to end  Complete
Curlew Road   Seagull Avenue to Curlew Avenue  Complete
Fink Street   Kororoit Creek Road to Chelmsford Street   Complete
Forster Street  Esplanade to Gellibrand Street  Complete
Gem Court  Lady Nelson Crescent to end  Complete
Graham Street  Savage Street to Margaret Street  Complete
Hall Street   Craig Street to Hudsons Road   Complete
Laird Drive   Victoria Street to Everingham Road  Complete
MacDonald Avenue    Mason Street to Blackshaws Road  Complete
Macquarie Street    Stevedore Street to John Street  Complete
McNeilage Street   Craig Street to end   Complete
Mirls Street   Woods Street to Mason Street  Complete
Mount Street   Esplanade to Civic Parade   Complete
Muir Street    The Avenue to Andrews Street  Complete
Netta Street  May Street to MacDonald Avenue  Complete
Purnell Street   Seagull Avenue to Bell Avenue  Complete
Railway Terrace  Battery Road to Morris Street  Complete
Rattray Court   South Avenue to end  Complete
River Street   Douglas Parade to Hall Street  Complete
Rupert Street  North Street to Collingwood Street  Complete
Shaw Court   Hoddle Way to end  Complete
Somers Parade  Kookaburra Street to Cobham Street  Complete
Stapley Crescent    Hansen Street to The Broadway  Complete
Stewart Avenue   Bell Avenue to end  Complete
The Avenue  Hope Street to Melbourne Road  Complete
Truman Street  Brunel Street to end  Complete
Viola Avenue  Conifer Avenue to Azalea Avenue  Complete
Vulcan Grove  Railway Place to end  Complete
Weaver Court  Balaclava Avenue to Queen Street  Complete
York Close  Lady Nelson Crescent to end  Complete
Beach Street   Station Street to Civic Parade  Upcoming - April 2017
Farm Street  Hall Street to Douglas Parade  Upcoming - April 2017
Victoria Street (South  Queen Street to Trafalgar Avenue  Upcoming - April 2017
Hobsons Street   Hall Street to Douglas Parade  Upcoming - April 2017
Power Street   Pentland Street to end  Upcoming - April 2017

2. Road Rehabilitation Program:

Major works are involved in addition to laying a new layer of asphalt. This may include alterations to the kerb and channel, streetscape, drainage and more. To take a look at our major road rehabilitation projects, view the Roads and Streetscapes home page. 

3. Traffic treatment works:

Traffic treatment works are undertaken to deter irresponsible driving behaviours by physical designs and other measures in situations where signage isn't sufficient. Including narrowed roads, speed cushions, splitter islands and roundabouts, among others.

Merton Street Roundabout    Complete 
Elizabeth Street / Ross Street - one-way changes    Complete
Coogee Lane parking and access changes   Complete
Cecil Street bluestone edge strips installation  Scheduled mid 2017

4. Roads in design:

Residents are invited to speak to Council officers and discuss the parking, traffic and road issues in their street. 

Electra Street, Williamstown Wednesday 8 February,
Anytime between 7pm and 8.30pm
Williamstown Town Hall   
Charles Street, Williamstown  Wednesday 8 February
Anytime between 7pm and 8.30pm
Williamstown Town Hall.    
Railway Place, Williamstown  Wednesday 8 February,
Anytime between 7pm and 8.30pm
Williamstown Town Hall.  






More information

For more information on the condition of your road or the details of our road resurfacing or rehabilitation projects, you can contact us by calling 9932 1131 or emailing us at

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