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:
The severity of the defect, or relative condition
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.
Footpath maintenance consists of small repairs to eliminate trip hazards, repair damaged pathways, improve accessibility, or provide temporary repairs prior to later programmed works.
Small footpath maintenance jobs are conducted weekly and due to their volume are not listed.
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
Footpaths in Ku-ring-gai
Footpath Maintenance and Repairs Policy and Procedures (pdf. 63KB)