Footpaths, kerbs and channels


Many trips in the City are for short distances and can be done on foot if safe as well as convenient infrastructure is provided.

With this in mind, we have developed a Footpath Strategy 2013-2023, which specifies where we're building footpaths each year.

The strategy uses a set of criteria to identify the location of future footpaths, with the aim to promote pedestrian safety, enhancing connectivity, accessibility and convenience of use.

Kerbs and channels (gutters)

We work to an annual plan that guides the maintenance of kerb and channel in the City and the construction of kerb and channel along roads where kerbs and channels do not already exist.

How are kerb and channel works prioritised in the City

Projects that meet the strict engineering criteria of alleviating stormwater discharge through private properties or reduce ongoing maintenance problems will receive the highest priority. Kerb and channel for aesthetic purposes will be given low priority.

Community consultation

Once a kerb and channel project has been funded, community consultation will be undertaken with affected property owners and residents to ensure that the detailed design meets, as far as possible, with community expectations and acceptance.

We are planning for kerb and channel in:

Please see our kerb and channel (gutter) fact sheet which details further information for affected residents.

Contact us on 02 4921 0333 for more information.

Reporting damaged kerb and channel

You can report damage via our feedback form.

Page last updated: 29 July 2019