Hobsons Bay City Council - Road & footpath maintenance

Road & footpath maintenance

Road & footpath maintenance

Road maintenance

Council undertakes maintenance of all constructed roads in the municipality with the exception of arterial roads which are the responsibility of VicRoads.

Any potholes or maintenance requirements of Council controlled roads may be reported directly to Council on 9932 1000 or reported online.

Council undertakes a range of road maintenance for activities including: 

  • minor road repairs
  • pothole patches
  • reinstatement following works by utilities
  • footpath safety repairs


Arterial road maintenance

 VicRoads took over responsibility and maintenance for all arterial roads on 1 January 2005.

Council by arrangement with VicRoads undertakes street sweeping, litter control, grass cutting, weed spraying and tree care.

For notification of hazards or matters requiring maintenance in the arterial road network contact VicRoads Monday to Friday (working hours) on 9313 1333 or after hours and weekends VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70 or 9855 7500.

Arterial roads that fall under the control of VicRoads:

  • Blackshaws Road
  • Central Avenue
  • Civic Parade (Millers Road to Maidstone Street)
  • Dohertys Road
  • Douglas Parade (North Road to Simcock Avenue)
  • Grieve Parade (Kororoit Creek Road to Princes Highway)
  • Hyde Street
  • Kororoit Creek Road (Melbourne Road to Princes Highway)
  • Maidstone Street (Queen Street to Kororoit Creek Road)
  • Millers Road (Civic Parade to Princes Highway)
  • North Road (Melbourne Road to Douglas Parade)
  • Old Geelong Road
  • Point Cook Road
  • Queen Street (Maidstone Street to Merton Street)
  • Melbourne Road (Freeway to Ferguson Street)


Any maintenance requirement, eg damaged or raised footpath, may be reported to Council directly on 9932 1000 or lodge your complaint about the footpath online.


Laneways that are unmade (unsurfaced) are not maintained by Council. Unmade laneways are the responsibility of adjoining owners. If a majority of adjoining owners wish to have their laneway constructed, Council will prepare a Special Charge Scheme for construction with the costs being the responsibility of the owners. Council would then be responsible for the maintenance of the laneway.

Road reconstruction

Reconstruction involves the complete replacement of the road pavement as well as associated replacement of kerb and channel and underground drainage. Rehabilitation does not include total replacement of the road pavement but usually involves installation of underground drainage and raising the level of the kerb and channel to facilitate improved vehicular access into driveways, and asphalt overlay.

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