Improving Our Footpaths

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A New Initiative project – Improving our Footpaths - will assess and improve footpath connectivity, mobility and safety within the City of Holdfast Bay.

Phase 1 of the program includes a comprehensive audit across a total of 313km of footpaths, assessing their condition and defects. This work will be undertaken by an external specialist consultant.

Phase 2 will see the footpath repairs and renewal works. Council has allocated $200,000 towards the Improving our Footpaths project in addition to the $472,000 allocated to footpath maintenance annually.


A New Initiative project – Improving our Footpaths - will assess and improve footpath connectivity, mobility and safety within the City of Holdfast Bay.

Phase 1 of the program includes a comprehensive audit across a total of 313km of footpaths, assessing their condition and defects. This work will be undertaken by an external specialist consultant.

Phase 2 will see the footpath repairs and renewal works. Council has allocated $200,000 towards the Improving our Footpaths project in addition to the $472,000 allocated to footpath maintenance annually.


  • Hundreds of footpath issues repaired

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    5 months ago

    Staff from the City of Holdfast Bay and external contractors have made great progress in improving and repairing footpaths as part of the accelerated program.

    Since an independent audit was completed in October 2019, there have been 607 issues repaired which is equal to 2,500 square metres of footpaths.

    Trip hazards which are 30mm and above have been repaired as a first priority.

    The independent audit of footpaths in the City of Holdfast Bay covered 313km, resulting in 3500 identified issues.

    This was the most advanced footpath trip hazard assessment ever conducted by council. An external consultant specialist used high-tech quad bikes which recorded and assessed the condition of the footpaths, and any incidents of uplift.

    The accelerated footpath improvement program, which will run over three years, is being conducted over and above council's regular and ongoing footpath maintenance.

    Staff from the City of Holdfast Bay and external contractors have made great progress in improving and repairing footpaths as part of the accelerated program.

    Since an independent audit was completed in October 2019, there have been 607 issues repaired which is equal to 2,500 square metres of footpaths.

    Trip hazards which are 30mm and above have been repaired as a first priority.

    The independent audit of footpaths in the City of Holdfast Bay covered 313km, resulting in 3500 identified issues.

    This was the most advanced footpath trip hazard assessment ever conducted by council. An external consultant specialist used high-tech quad bikes which recorded and assessed the condition of the footpaths, and any incidents of uplift.

    The accelerated footpath improvement program, which will run over three years, is being conducted over and above council's regular and ongoing footpath maintenance.