Questions on Notice No 6715
59 Parliament First Session
Asked: 4 August 2022

Question on Notice

Mr Bull (Gippsland East) to ask the Minister for Roads and Road Safety — A deep pothole on the Paynesville Road has caused significant damage to many vehicles. Locals say it has had temporary repairs on six occasions but no permanent fix. All attempts have failed within weeks, if not days. Unfortunately, this is just one of many examples with locations on the Great Alpine Road and Monaro Highway having temporary traffic hazard signs up for over eight months. Many vehicles have been damaged and Regional Roads Victoria takes no responsibility if it is temporarily fixed within a certain timeframe and signs are erected. 

(1) How many claims of vehicle damage were received by VicRoads:

(a) in the 2021–22 financial year;
(b) in 2022 to date.

(2) Is this an increase in the number of claims in previous years.

(3) How many times do contractors need to return to the same failure before a determination is made for a more robust rectification works program.

Answered: 29 August 2022
QoN - LA - Response - Minister Carroll_PQN-1-22-2484_0_0.docx

In the 2021/2022 financial year, 200 Notice of Incident Claims were received by Regional Roads Victoria across the entire regional roads network. The current number of Notice of Incident Claims received by Regional Roads Victoria this financial year is 28. This represents a modest increase from the previous financial year 2020-21.


Pavement failures are normally repaired when weather conditions are favourable for undertaking such works. Emergency pavement repairs are completed to keep the road network safe until more permanent repairs can be completed. Sometimes sites require multiple site visits before longer lasting rectification works can be completed due to on-going wet weather.





The Hon Ben Carroll MP

Minister for Industry Support and Recovery

Minister for Business Precincts

Minister for Public Transport

Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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