The footpath is, and will mostly remain public land. However, there is a great Australian tradition that sees our residents taking care of the footpath adjoining their property. We support this approach and encourage all residents to improve and maintain their footpaths.
Things to be conscious of
- The footpath is home to water, electricity, communications and sewerage services that connect your neighbourhood. Prior to undertaking any works on the footpath, please identify these essential services. You can lodge a free enquiry with Dial Before You Dig.
- Don’t plant trees or large bushes under overhead power lines. Trees are one of the major causes of power outages that may affect your neighbourhood.
- In many areas, constructed walkways are in place to enhance the movement of pedestrians or cyclists. This infrastructure must remain for the benefit of all users. It must not be impeded or obstructed.
- Council will not provide a service to mow or maintain your footpath as this has a significant impact on the rates that must be paid by all residents.