Footpath maintenance

How does Council determine which footpaths require repairs?

Inspection programs are in place where footpaths are routinely inspected and assessed by staff. The entire Ku-ring-gai area is inspected every five years, with high pedestrian areas around shops and railways inspected more frequently.

Reconstruction and maintenance programs are then determined based on a priority system and available funding. The prioritisation or timing of repair uses two main criteria:

  1. The severity of the defect, or relative condition

  2. The frequency of use of the footpath

Inspections are also undertaken of any reported concerns from the public.

It is often necessary to undertake temporary repairs to ensure safe pedestrian usage prior to programming of the permanent repairs.

Current footpath reconstruction works

 Below are the reconstruction works that have been scheduled for the first quarter of 2018/19.




Gordon St Johns Avenue - Pacific Highway to Vale Street Completed
Edward Street - Rosedale Road to end Completed
Pymble/St Ives Pentecost Avenue - Mona Vale Road to #37 (footpath widening) Completed

Millewa Avenue - Illoura Avenue to Coonanbarra Road (railway side)


Current footpath maintenance locations

Footpath maintenance consists of small repairs to eliminate trip hazards, repair damaged pathways, improve accessibility, or provide temporary repairs prior to later programmed works.

Listed below are major programmed footpath maintenance works only.

Small footpath maintenance jobs are conducted weekly and due to their volume are not listed.




East Lindfield Wellington Road (Melbourne Road to Carlyle Road Works completed
Lindfield Chelmsford Avenue (Trafalgar Ave to McLeod Ave) Works completed
North Turramurra Bobbin Head Road/Curagul Road Works completed
North Wahroonga Grosvenor Street - Junction Road to Barton Works completed
Pymble Rushall Street (Crown Road to Station Street) Works completed
Pymble Bannockburn Road - Richard Porter Way to Selwyn St Works completed
St Ives  Stanley Street - Link Road to Yarrabung Works completed
Wahroonga  Campbell Drive - Lucinda to Georgina Works completed
West Pymble Doncaster Avenue/Yanko Road - eastern side, Malory Avenue to Parker Ave Works completed
West Pymble Kiparra Street - Kooyon Street to Ryde Road Works completed
West Pymble Yarrara Road - Latona Street to Grayling Road Works completed

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
New footpaths

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