New footpaths

How does Council determine new footpaths?

New footpaths are considered through requests from the public and get included in Council’s master list of proposed footpath works.

In April 2002 several criteria were adopted to prioritise the work to provide a rational basis and ensure that the expenditure of Council’s limited resources benefits the maximum number of residents. This criteria adopted by Council incorporates volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, accessibility and the proximity of shops, rail stations, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and parks.

Each criterion has levels of weighting to assign importance. The adopted criteria and weightings are tabled below.

When a footpath is requested, staff conducts an investigation. The footpath is assessed against Council’s adopted criteria to determine an overall scoring.  The overall scoring is used to prioritise into an indicative construction year, based on continuing the current budget and criteria.

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New footpaths confirmed to be completed

The following tables list new footpaths which are currently confirmed to be completed.

Capital Works Program 2018/19 Financial Year



Gordon Lynn Ridge Ave – No1 to St Johns Ave
Lindfield Robinson Street – Tryon Road to Damour Ave – Eastern side
Lindifeld East Brisbane Road Walk - connection pathway from Brisbane Ave to Tryon Road
St Ives Oxford Place – Full length to cul-de-sac – North side
  Rosedale Road - Shinfield to No 141 - Eastern side
  Yarrabung Road – Grevillea Street to Melaleuca Drive
Wahroonga Cleveland Street - From No 1 to No 15, eastern side 
The Comenara Parkway - Coups Creek to Browns Road - Shoulder works for path.   
  Junction Road - No 44 to Wahroonga Ave - Northern side
Warrawee Finlay Road – Monteith Street to Rothwell Road
  Finlay Road – No 58 to Monteith Street
  Mitchell Crescent – Rothwell Road to No3, Park entrance
  Monteith Street - Cornwall Avenue to Montrose Street, North Side

Draft Capital Works Program 2019/20 Financial Year



Killara Wattle Street – Karranga Avenue to Roseberry Road – South side                             
Pymble Pentecost Avenue – Moorina Road to Merrivale Road – South side  
St Ives Memorial Avenue – Killeaton Street to Lincoln Road – East side
Wahroonga Westbrook Avenue – Boundary Road to Gladys Avenue – East Side
  Westbrook Avenue – Burns Road to Endeavour Street – East side

Footpath request forms

Should you see a footpath that looks like it needs repair, we encourage you to contact Council so that we can investigate and repair it or schedule it in future works programs. You can also make a request for a new footpath.

Footpath maintenance request form

New footpath request form

Related links

Footpaths in Ku-ring-gai

Footpath maintenance

Footpath Maintenance and Repairs Policy and Procedures (pdf. 63KB)