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Published Thursday 19 November 2020
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Footpath condition inspections

Mitchell Shire Council is undertaking an assessment of the Shire’s 313km network of footpath and walking trails. The inspection will begin Wednesday, 11 November and will take approximately two weeks to complete.

The data is used to assist our capital works program to repair footpaths and update our asset data.

This inspection is carried out every three years.

If you have any further questions or would like to talk to someone about the program, please call us on 5734 6200.

How this works:

• These activities will be undertaken by council’s asset inspection contractor, Infrastructure Management Group, as an asset management initiative to obtain detailed video imaging and condition assessment of the shires footpath assets.

• You may observe quad bike style assessment vehicles traveling on public footways around your work, residences or other locations within the municipality during this period.

• These assessment vehicles are operated by certified pavement inspectors travelling at a brisk walking pace. Hazard lighting & other warning devices will be in operation while completing the assessment and video recording activities of footpaths, cycle ways and shared access ways.

• Vehicles are clearly identifiable and operators will be vigilant and yield where ever possible to the needs of the pedestrian public.

• We thank you for your cooperation during this period of shared amenity access and we look forward to providing the benefits of this exercise.

Your Privacy

All cameras are focused on the footpath surface structure with some limited viewing of areas directly adjacent. No image recordings of commercial, residential, private property or structures will be undertaken.

The information gained from this exercise will enable better management of this important community asset, enabling more effective maintenance and renewal strategies to improve connectivity, mobility and safety.

This page was last updated on 19 November 2020.