The Council maintains about 307km of footpaths in the District. The District's footpaths provide a safe and convenient space for pedestrians, especially in urban areas. Footpaths enable pedestrians to get to and from their place to work, school, and even move around the community for social, sporting, work, and other needs. A safe and effective footpath network helps the environment by encouraging people to walk or jog to their destinations rather than taking their motor vehicle.
General maintenance of footpaths is delivered to ensure the footpaths are well maintained, clean, and in a safe condition. Funding for new footpaths and footpaths maintenance is provided through rates.
If you want to carry out any non-pedestrian activities on the public footpath, or have any concerns in regards to any footpath, please contact the Council on 03 687 7200 or complete a Fix-it form.