Council repairs and maintains all earth, asphalt and concrete footpaths within road and drainage reserves. This maintenance activity includes the repair of any footpath defects that could constitute a safety hazard to pedestrian traffic.
To report any issues with the repair and maintenance of footpaths, please contact Road Construction & Maintenance on 07 3412 5436 or email email@example.com.
Council is responsible for cutting grass in all non-residential areas within the roads and drainage reserves. The purpose of grass cutting is to provide safe, aesthetically appealing and functional road and drainage reserves for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. In peak growing conditions grass is cut every ten days to four weeks, depending on the priority and use of the location.
Unless extreme circumstances apply, Council does not mow residential footpaths. The mowing of footpaths in an urban area should be carried out by residents.
Enquiries regarding the mowing of footpaths on Council roads should be directed to Parks on 07 3412 3412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For grass control within a park or nature reserve, please contact Parks on 07 3412 3412 or email email@example.com.
For overgrown vacant allotments, please contact Council on 07 3412 5269.
Gardens on footpaths
Council is responsible for ensuring road verges are maintained for the safe passage of pedestrians. Council also encourages verge beautification and undertakes tree-planting schemes.
Council does permit gardens on footpaths if they are constructed in accordance with:
- Standard Drawing for Landscaping Areas on Footpaths (PDF 179 KB)
- List of Approved Plants (PDF 410 KB)
- Fact Sheet for Gardens on Footpaths including Artificial Turf (PDF 545 KB)
Complete the application online or download the Resident Gardens on Footpaths Application Form (PDF 57 KB) or the Artificial Turf on Footpaths Application Form (PDF 60 KB)
If you are unable to comply with the guidelines, please contact Council's Road Infrastructure Planning Branch on 07 3412 5282 for more information.
Request a new footpath
Requests for new footpath will be considered in conjunction with other known priorities across the network, taking into consideration items such as:
- Potential usage
- Providing access and inclusion for all
- Completing missing footpath links to achieve a connected and purposeful network