Mayor’s Message - Friday 14 June 2024

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It's your last chance to have your say on the Draft Footpath Construction Strategy, with consultation closing at 5pm Sunday 23 June 2024.

The initial community feedback highlighted the importance of footpaths providing access to a range of local destinations.  

The draft strategy that was developed identifies a framework to promote local living so that footpaths can now be prioritised in a way that aims to provide a complete network between activity centres.

The strategy will work to ensure footpaths are accessible to all, prioritising construction where coverage is poor, and in the locations where people have the strongest reliance on footpaths for mobility.

But we want to hear from you, to make sure this strategy addresses the community’s needs.  

This important work will guide how we prioritise and fund where new footpaths are located to improve safety, transport choices, health and wellbeing, as well as supporting local economic activity and productivity.  

It also identifies where new footpaths are needed most, where sealing of existing unsealed footpaths should take place, and highlights missing links in the city’s footpath network.  

It will improve accessibility for communities most in need including, but not limited to, carers, people with disability and those without access to private transport.

We have heard from you, our community and incorporated your feedback into this draft strategy.  

You can now review the Draft Footpath Construction Strategy and provide further feedback at

- Mayor Cr Des Hudson