YOU don't have to be an engineer to realise South Creek Road is in need of repair.
Berkshire Park, Llandillo and Shanes Park Community Action Group president Lisa Xuereb spoke about the problem at Blacktown Council recently.
Mrs Xuereb has lived on South Creek Road, Shanes Park, for 13 years and hopes it doesn't become a light limit road because of the deterioration.
"We have a lot of market gardens and chicken farms around here who use trucks," she said. "My message to council is to please fix our road before it gets worse."
A water discharge coming from a nearby property was affecting the road's condition, a council spokeswoman said.
"It is considered that the root cause of the deteriorating road condition is the water penetration into the road pavement.
"In this regard council's environmental health unit has already issued notice to the owners of the property under the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997."
Mrs Xuereb also expressed concern about the hindrance of recently installed median islands at the intersection of South Creek Road and Eighth Avenue.
"It's a bugger of an intersection, but I want to know why they were put there," she said.
"The school bus has to mount them to turn left coming from Eighth Avenue into South Creek Road."
She said the median islands were installed to address safety concerns at the intersection following a high history of traffic incidents.
"However, the matter was referred to council's design services section for further investigation and advice," the spokeswoman said.
"[It] has advised that the concrete median islands have been designed to accommodate turning movements for passenger vehicles only, and have been correctly located to safely delineate turning movements to avoid conflict at this intersection."