Finding the right path

Thank you for your feedback and input into this important policy. Consultation has now closed we will advise when this policy is being taken to Council.

We'd appreciate your help in finalising this draft policy so that we can start to prioritise footpaths for construction.

Footpaths are a part of everyday life. For some they provide the basis for recreation and physical activity, while for others, footpaths are the only way they can access parts of our community.

Bayside has around 40 kilometres of nature strips without a paved footpath. Although not all of the 40km will require footpaths, in some areas these gaps in our network need to be addressed.

Council knows that the Bayside community has a diverse range of opinions about where new footpaths should be provided, the type of material that should be used to construct them and the impact a new footpath has on the character of a street.

Council’s draft Footpath Treatment Policy (within Road Reserves) provides direction on these matters and includes information about the prioritisation process used to prioritise sites for the construction of footpaths.

Consultation closes 7 March 2016.


We'd appreciate your help in finalising this draft policy so that we can start to prioritise footpaths for construction.

Footpaths are a part of everyday life. For some they provide the basis for recreation and physical activity, while for others, footpaths are the only way they can access parts of our community.

Bayside has around 40 kilometres of nature strips without a paved footpath. Although not all of the 40km will require footpaths, in some areas these gaps in our network need to be addressed.

Council knows that the Bayside community has a diverse range of opinions about where new footpaths should be provided, the type of material that should be used to construct them and the impact a new footpath has on the character of a street.

Council’s draft Footpath Treatment Policy (within Road Reserves) provides direction on these matters and includes information about the prioritisation process used to prioritise sites for the construction of footpaths.

Consultation closes 7 March 2016.


  • Draft Footpath Treatment Policy

    This policy provides an opportunity to mitigate some of the undesirable impacts on the street character and environment whilst helping those that rely on accessing our community on foot or with a mobility aid. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

    This policy provides an opportunity to mitigate some of the undesirable impacts on the street character and environment whilst helping those that rely on accessing our community on foot or with a mobility aid. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

    Thank you for your feedback and input into this important policy. Consultation has now closed we will advise when this policy is being taken to Council.

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