Every year Council allocates funding towards the construction of new footpaths throughout the Local Government Area.
Council supports the ongoing improvement of footpath facilities in the City, to promote walking as a healthy activity and to promote walking as a sustainable transport choice for residents. Community demand for improved footpaths is also very high, with the current list of requests being in excess of $7m.
Council determines the annual footpath program by taking into consideration all requests as well as examining sections of road where a footpath would provide an important pedestrian link for the community.
Council spends in the order of $250,000 a year in constructing new footpaths. Each request for a new footpath is assessed against set criteria and is prioritised against all requests that Council receives.
In assessing requests for new footpaths, Council takes into consideration the following:
- Whether there is an obvious wear path in the existing footpath, caused by pedestrian activity
- How close the footpath is to high pedestrian activity areas, such as schools or shopping centres
- Whether the footpath completes a missing link in the footpath system
- Whether the elderly or disabled pedestrians use the footpath
- Whether the existing footpath surface creates a hazard for pedestrians
- How much vehicle traffic occurs along the route.
We currently have the following footpath constructions scheduled for first half of 2018:
As the construction of these footpaths progress, updates will be added to their individual project pages.