Footpath Maintenance

Council provides and looks after about 480 kilometres worth of footpath. All footpaths, even along State roads, are maintained by Council.

Footpaths are audited regularly to see which need fixing and in what priority. We will investigate complaints made and fix problems where they exist.

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Council prioritises maintenance by:

  • Existing condition
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Location and amount of pedestrain traffic
  • Public transport routes

Common footpath problems are:

  • Cracking caused by vehicles, poor base preparation, clay soils under the path, or a lack of expansion joints
  • Dips due to the base not being compacted properly or water washing it away
  • Bumps made by tree roots
  • General aging of footpath 
  • Slippery paths due to algae growth.