Page 2985 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 12 October 2022

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through regular maintenance and quality fixes. I will be straightforward. I have here a list of potholes around my electorate that need to be fixed. As I announce them, my staff will be live logging them on Fix My Street. Where measurements are quoted, they were taken by a tape measure but are approximate.

First, Lhotsky Street and Florey Drive has a pair of potholes quite close to each other, like a trench, as my colleague Mr Cain mentioned earlier. The one closest to Florey Drive is 65 by 57 centimetres and 2.5 centimetres deep. The one closest to Charnwood shops is 97 by 71 centimetres and three centimetres deep. Second, there is one at Lhotsky and Charnwood Place, likely sighted by the government some time ago, as evidenced by the faded yellow spray paint around it. Yet the hole remains. This one is 91 by 51 centimetres and is approximately seven centimetres at its deepest point.

Nearby is another, smaller pothole, outside the Emergency Services building, at Lhotsky and Cartwright Street, 35 centimetres by 53 centimetres and three centimetres in depth. At Lhotsky and Cartwright again, near bus stop 4208, it looks as if someone has already tried to fill it in with a light-coloured stone. This pothole also seems to have been sighted by the government some time ago, as evidenced by the faded yellow paint. This pothole is 120 by 72 centimetres and eight centimetres in depth.

Just north of the Lhotsky Street and Tillyard Drive intersection there are multiple potholes going southbound. Just west of Lhotsky and Donnison Place intersection this one is surrounded by gravel. It may have been sighted by the government recently, given the fresh white paint around it. This pothole is 177 by 75 centimetres and six centimetres in depth. That is just a few roads in Charnwood. There are surely more potholes in the area.

I will continuing with other areas of my electorate. Shakespeare Crescent and Woodhouse Place: a long strip of road damaged, approximately three metres in length and 150 centimetres in width. The intersection of Kerrigan Street and Shakespeare, closer to Fraser Primary School, has two potholes. One is 35 by 44 centimetres, with a two-centimetre depth, and the other is 73 by 50 centimetres, with a two-centimetre depth.

Hayden Drive, going north between Mary Potter Circuit and Purdie Street, has a deep but narrow pothole. At Mileham Street and Osburn Drive it looks as if an entire slab of road was replaced some time ago to fix the road, but it remains a serious hazard. This one is not just a pothole. A bump has also formed next to it. The entire affected area is approximately 10 metres in length, 240 centimetres wide and four centimetres deep at its deepest point.

At the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Belconnen Way, southbound, there is one approximately 93 centimetres in length, 62 centimetres in width and seven centimetres deep. It was open as of 23 September, filled in the last fortnight and guess what? Now it is open again. At Luke Street in Holt, outside the community centre, a member of the community has measured one as over 100 centimetres long and eight centimetres in depth. Apparently, this is not the first time this has been filled, and most of the asphalt that was placed in there has come out again.

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