Footpaths, Roads & Drains

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Drainage

The City maintains an extensive drainage network designed to prevent flooding of roads and property. As part of this maintenance, sweeping of roads and cleaning of gullies is undertaken, on a scheduled basis, to reduce build up of leaf litter and other rubbish within the drains.

Although a considerable level of effort is undertaken, leaves and debris washed from private property can still block the drainage network. Residents can assist in preventing flooding by clearing any leaves or other debris on their property which could cause drainage grates on the road getting blocked.

Road Kerb

Kerbing is installed as a part of the City’s drainage network. Road kerbs both direct water into the drainage system and provide a channel for controlling larger storm events. Due to the importance of road kerbing, in preventing property flooding, a standard kerb is used throughout the City.

It is important in maintaining the drainage network that residents do not remove or tamper with the kerb. This includes placing bitumen or concrete between the kerb and the road.

Road Maintenance

Each year the City spends approximately $950,000 on providing minor maintenance to the City’s road network. Most minor maintenance works are provided on a programmed basis, including:

  • Road sweeping
  • Patching of potholes
  • Grading of gravelled roads and road shoulders
  • Installing guide posts
  • Weed control

In addition to these services, the City also undertakes works on an emergency basis, including removal of spilt oil and removal of fallen trees.

Driveways (Crossovers)

The section of your driveway between the edge of the road and the boundary of a property is called a crossover. A person constructing a crossover may seek a contribution from the City towards the cost.

For further details and specifications download the crossover specifications and a contribution application form.

Footpaths

The City constructs footpaths on a priority basis; this is determined through the consideration of a number of criteria, including the distance of the path from schools, shops and bus routes, traffic volumes and housing density.

To assist pedestrians, residents are requested to ensure that any trees and shrub branches are prevented from growing over footpaths from private property or the adjacent verge.

If there is a trip hazard or other fault with the path please Report It.

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