Since the adoption of the Shire-wide Footpath Plan in 2018, Council has spent close to $4 million on the delivery of footpaths as part of our capital works.
New footpaths are one of the most requested assets from our residents, and therefore it's important we work with you, our community, to help us plan our future footpath program and establish our walking goals and actions.
Ultimately, the revised plan aims to clarify footpath priorities and provide better transparency around the design and location process, including more proactive communication to affected residents when Council plans to construct new footpaths on their streets.
We seek to provide a connected footpath network that supports people walking as a preferred mode of travel, which will encourage walking as a form of transport. This brings far-reaching benefits of reduced vehicle use and traffic congestion, healthy lifestyles and a socially interactive and vibrant place for our community.