Fischer Street and Merrijig Drive road rehabilitation works start


Surf Coast Shire Council is undertaking road rehabilitation works along Fischer Street and Merrijig Drive, Torquay, to make it safer for all road users. The works commenced on Monday 17 June and are expected to be completed by Friday 28 June. The works are running in conjunction with the road safety works that commenced in May 2024.

The works include:

  • Road resurfacing along Merrijig Drive and Fischer Street.
  • Installing raised pedestrian crossings along Fischer Street, at Puebla Street, Parkside Crescent, Inshore Drive and Nautical Rise.
  • Roundabout extensions, including extra line marking on Fischer Street, at the intersections of Zeally Bay Road, Beach Road, Darian Road, Inshore Drive and Centreside Drive.

These works will take place during the day with some nightworks planned to minimise the disruption to traffic.

Impacted residents have been notified by Fulton Hogan, who are completing the works on behalf of Council.

“These road works will create a safer and smoother road surface and provide much-needed safe crossing points across Fischer Street, connecting to Taylor Park and the beach,” said Mayor Cr Liz Pattison.

“I have seen the cracking and uneven road along Merrjig Drive and welcome these works to fix the road before it gets worse.”

“While road works do create interruptions, these works will bring significant benefits by making it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrian,” she said.

Traffic management will be in place as required, please observe signage and traffic controllers.

The full list of road works throughout Torquay can be seen at

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