Responsibility for roads

There are three categories of roads in New South Wales: State Roads, Regional Roads and Local Roads -  Each is the responsibility of and funded by varying government agencies.

To report potholes and other road or footpath damage you can:

  • State roads - Major arterial links through the state and in major urban areas .Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)  is responsible for their upkeep.
  • Regional roads - Secondary roads are between state roads and local roads. Council is responsible for funding, determining priorities and carrying out works. Inner West Council receives help from the NSW State Government to assist in their upkeep.
  • Local roads - Provide local circulation and access. Council is responsible for funding, determining priorities and carrying out works. Council receives Federal Assistance Grants to assist in their upkeep.

Potholes and damage

Council maintains local roads and resurfacing. 

Reporting potholes

You can report potholes and other road or footpath damage through Council's online customer request management system:

Report potholes or road damage on Council Roads

Report footpath damage

A council officer will review your request and contact you within 10 days.

Council will investigate pothole damage. If it is an urgent safety issue, the area will be made safe as soon as possible .

Work will be prioritised according to safety and other considerations and scheduled.

Reporting damage on state roads

If you have feedback concerning state roads, please contact the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

Use of unused roads and laneways

If you have an enquiry regarding the use or purchase of unused roads and laneways adjoining your property, please email

Transport for NSW State Classified roads

For a list of  up to date  classified roads go to the Transport NSW website.

State Classified  roads within the Inner West Council.

State road Section of Road

Balmain Road

Matilda Street to Wharf Road

Barker Street

Brown Street to Old Canterbury Road

Brown Street

Hathern Street to Barker Street

Buckley Street

Marrickville Road to Sydenham Road

Canal Road

Princes Highway to Alexandra Canal

Canterbury Road

Princess Street to New Canterbury Road

City West Link Road

Crane Avenue to The Crescent

Cook Street

Old Canterbury Road to Brown Street

Darley Road

James Street to Allen Street

Darling Street

Victoria Road to Matilda Street

Enmore Road

Stanmore Road to King Street

Foster Street

Allen Street to Lords Road

Frederick Street

Parramatta Road to Liverpool Road

Georges River Rd

Milton Street to Greenhills Street

Gleeson Avenue

Railway Parade to Unwins Bridge Road

Gordon Street

New Canterbury Road to Railway Terrace

Hathern Street

Tebbutt Street to Brown Street

James Street

Lilyfield Road to Darley Road

Johnston Street

Parramatta Road to The Crescent

King Street

Church Street to Sydney Park Road

Liverpool Road

Parramatta Road to Dickinson Ave

Livingstone Road

Sydenham Road to New Canterbury Road

Marrickville Road

Railway Parade to Buckley Street

Mary Street

Perry Street to Lilyfield Road

Milton Street

Liverpool Road to Georges River Road

New Canterbury Road

Old Canterbury Road to Crystal Street

Old Canterbury Road

New Canterbury Road to Parramatta Road

Parramatta Road

Mallett Street to Lang Street

Perry Street

Wharf Road to Mary Street

Princes Highway

Sydney Park Road to Cooks River Bridge

Pyrmont Bridge Road

Parramatta Road to Booth Street

Railway Parade

Sydenham Road to Marrickville Road

Railway Road

Unwins Bridge Road to Princes Highway

Railway Terrace

Gordon Street to Old Canterbury Road

Ramsay Street

Wattle Street to Dobroyd Canal Bridge

Stanmore Road

Crystal Street to Enmore Road

Sydenham Road

Livingstone Road to Railway Parade

Tebbutt Street

Lords Road to Parramatta Road

The Crescent

Victoria Road to Johnston Street

The Crescent

Johnston Street to Johnstons  Creek

Victoria Road

Iron Cove Bridge to Anzac Bridge

Wattle Street

Parramatta Road to Crane Avenue

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Page last updated: 28 Jul 2021