'Fix it' – frustrated Warragul driver's pothole graffiti
 Baw Baw News   By // 19:49, Thursday 5 November 2015

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A DRIVER frustrated by potholes at the intersection of Sutton Street and Stoddarts Road in Warragul has spelt out their anger with spray paint.

Above: one of the marked potholes.

Fluorescent paint was used to circle potholes and deliver the message “FIX IT” to road authorities. It appears the potholes in the crumbling road have been marked in the past.


The section of road has been in a bad state of disrepair for some time, a situation familiar to many people across Baw Baw.

This is not the first time locals have shown their frustration about damaged roads – in August potholes in Longwarry North were quickly repaired after a flower pot was left in one, complete with flowers.

Spray paint pothole protests are an international trend. Earlier this year in Britain activist “Wanksy” drew penises around pot holes to accelerate repair works. Their attempts were successful.

Have you seen any pothole activism? Let us know in the comments below.


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4 responses to “'Fix it' – frustrated Warragul driver's pothole graffiti”

  1. Daryl Rogers says:

    I have pushed for holes in the main streets of the town of Warragul to be repaired, I see some yellow paint sprayed here and there but like all other shires around the lines will disappear before anything gets done, may be or spray can friends should do a bit more to show the council the holes because I think they must drive around with there eyes shut.

  2. Raymond says:

    The section of Sutton Street between Normanby Street and Dawson Drive is a disgrace and has been for quite some time, especially for a feeder road in a town the size of Warragul.

    With all the construction work going on in two different areas in this section, it has descended into a complete pot-holed, pavement-failed mish-mash, and BBSC needs to implement immediate short-term repairs then resheet and fix it properly once the major construction work currently underway has been completed.

    We have put up with it for too long!

  3. Raymond says:

    PS. If you’d like a photo op to add to the ones here, head down to the intersection of Sutton Street and North Road – this morning there were three bollards placed in the centre, yes the centre, of the road. Assume the intent is to keep motorists away from a very large pot-hole. It must be a big one for that to happen!

  4. Daryl Rogers says:

    Referring back to the yellow marks around Warragul they must have nearly got to the stage of wearing off, I see the colour has changed to white now, I wounder what colour they will be next time when they nearly disappear again, I wounder how many colours they have.