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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Draft Capital Works Program 2019/20 Financial Year

The footpath program is being reviewed. Below are footpaths projects for 2019/20 that have been completed, are under construction, or are planned for the remainder of the year



Killara Bligh Street - full length - new concrete footpath - under construction

Reading Avenue - Reading Avenue to Koola Avenue - new concrete footpath - under construction

  Warrington Avenue - Warrington to Reading Avenue - new concrete foopath - under construction
Wattle Street – Karranga Avenue to Roseberry Road – South side                             
Pymble Pentecost Avenue – Moorina Road to Merrivale Road – South side  
St Ives Alvona Avenue - Green Toad Tea Gardens - New Asphalt footpath - completed
  Eastern Arterial Road - Burraneer Avenue to Nicholson Avenue - new concrete footpath - pedestrian refuge island and bus stop upgrades - completed
Memorial Avenue – Killeaton Street to Lincoln Road – East side
Turramurra Finlay Road - 58 Finlay to Rothwell Road - new concrete footpath, retaining wall and bus stop upgrade
Satterley Avenue - Satterley Avenue to Comenarra Parkway - new concrete footpath and pedestrian refuge island - under construction
  Wonga Wonga Street - 3 Wonga Wonga Street to 52 Ku-ring-gai Avenue - new concrete footpath - completed
Wahroonga Claude Cameron Grove - new concrete footpath and associated works
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)