The recent rains have had the side effect of mucking up our local roads. Pot holes have been opening up here and there, including this one on Barnstaple Road in Five Dock. If you bother reporting them to Council (which is as easy as sending them an email), they'll be fixed within a few days. If you don't bother reporting them, they'll still be there next winter.
Update - got a phone call from Council at 8.30am this morning. They said it will be fixed today.
See - all you have to do is ask, and not treat it as somebody else's problem.