Roads, Footpaths and Traffic
All roads within the Strathfield Local Government Area, except for State Roads, are managed and maintained by Council.
State Roads in the Strathfield LGA include Parramatta Road, Centenary Drive, Homebush Bay Drive, Roberts Road, Punchbowl Road, Liverpool Road, Coronation Parade and The Boulevarde. These roads are managed by Roads and Maritime Services and all maintenance requests should be directed to them.
Council has an ongoing program of road rehabilitation including reconstruction, resurfacing and kerb and guttering. Roads which need major repairs are prioritised by their condition into our works program each financial year.
Isolated problems, such as potholes in roads or damaged footpath slabs are inspected within 24 hours and usually repaired on the next working day, depending upon the degree of urgency.
To report a pothole or other road hazard contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999 and give details of the location.
Street lighting is installed and maintained by Ausgrid.
If you believe that the lighting in an area is not adequate, Council can undertake an assessment of the level of lighting. If it is found that the lighting can be improved, Council will contact Ausgrid.
In residential areas, Council’s standard is to provide a street light every second power pole, up to a maximum spacing of 80m between consecutive lights.
All reports of street lights not working, graffiti, and trees growing into powerlines, should be referred directly Ausgrid.
Council has an ongoing program of footpath maintenance to repair trip hazards and replace damaged or worn areas in accordance with its footpath repair and replacement program. There are approximately 176 kilometres of footpaths in the Strathfield local government area.
Any trips or hazards reported on footpaths are made safe within 3 working days. Council replaces footpaths after assessing the nature and extent of damage, use and other safety factors.
To report a hazard or damaged area, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999.
Nature strips (or verges) are public land and can contain essential services such as sewerage, water pipes, telephone, power and gas.
You must obtain permission from Council to undertake any works (except mowing) on the driveway, footpaths and nature strips outside your property. This includes driveway modifications, storage of materials such as skips bins and pruning, planting or replacing trees on your nature strip.
Mowing of nature strips in front of residential properties is generally the responsibility of the owner. Should you be physically unable to tend to your nature strip and in receipt of a pension, you can apply for assistance from Council to maintain your nature strip. Please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999 for futher information.
Where building work is proposed, owners and/or applicants are responsible for ensuring that the street tree and grassed nature strip are protected during construction.
Parking on nature strips or footpaths is an offence as it is an inconvenience and a hazard to pedestrians. The penalty exceeds $86.
For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999