Fixing potholes in the Byron Shire

Council's Jetmaster will be repairing potholes in the locations listed below over the coming months, weather permitting. Locations are shown in alphabetical order, not order of work.

  • Blackbutt Lane, Broken Head
  • Blackwell Alley, Bangalow
  • Bonanza Drive, Billinudgel 
  • Booyong Road, Booyong
  • Citriadora Drive, Ewingsdale
  • Coorabell Road, Federal
  • Goonengerry Road, Goonengerry
  • Goremans Road, Eureka
  • Hazelwood Close, Suffolk Park
  • Hinterland Way, Bangalow
  • Kurrajong Street, Mullumbimby
  • Mafeking Road, Goonengerry
  • Main Arm Road, Main Arm
  • MacGregor Street, Suffolk Park
  • Montecollum Road, Wilsons Creek
  • Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads
  • Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
  • Parmenters Road, Wilsons Creek
  • Picadilly Hill Road, Coopers Shoot
  • Pine Mountain Road, Bangalow
  • Quarry Lane, Ewingsdale
  • Rajah Road, Ocean Shores
  • Repentance Creek Road, Goonengerry
  • Riverside Crescent, Brunswick heads
  • Station Street, Mullumbimby
  • Tinderbox Road, Bangalow
  • Tinderbox Road, Talofa
  • Tristran Parade, Mullumbimby
  • Wiley Road, Bangalow

Common questions about potholes

Why do potholes appear?

The older roads get, the more susceptible they are to weather elements and wear and tear.

Potholes appear in roads due to the surface deteriorating, leading to cracks that allow water to get in and lift the road surface.

Once water finds its way under the road base, damage occurs.

Traffic can also weaken the surface over a number of years.

Potholes grow bigger the longer they are left unattended.

Is filling a pothole a permanent solution?

Filling a pothole is a temporary fix.

Wet weather can see the same pothole appear in the same area.

When is the best time to fix a pothole?

When the wet weather has passed and the ground is dry. 

Filling a pothole during wet weather can often lead to it recurring during the same wet weather event.

Why isn’t this pothole fixed yet?

During wet weather we get many calls from residents about potholes and our staff inspect and prioritise these road repair requests as quickly as possible. 

When assessing a repair we consider:

  • location
  • size
  • safety concerns
  • upcoming works programs
  • number of vehicles that use the road.