Stepping forward with footpath upgrades
Published: 12 Mar 2018 4:10pm
The city’s footpath network is set to be reinvigorated with more than $400,000 of works to upgrade sections of the footpath network commencing this week.
These upgrades are part of one million dollars’ worth of footpath upgrades scheduled for this financial year.
This week, work will begin in Tolland to construct a footpath along Raye Street, which will improve accessibility to Red Hill Public School, and once complete, work will continue down Ramus Street providing a connecting footpath to Red Hill Road.
“Council is committed to improving the liveability of our city, by making it easier for residents to access the key locations in their area such as schools and parks,” Councillor Dan Hayes said.
“Over the coming months, residents in many suburbs will be able to enjoy a better connected footpath network.”
Following work in Tolland, sections of footpaths will be upgraded in Forest Hill, Kooringal and Mount Austin.
Residents located near scheduled works will receive a letter prior to works commencing, detailing specific locations of works, works to be completed and project timeframes.
The completed and planned works align with important documents within Council’s planning framework, including the Community Strategic Plan 2040 – Wagga View and Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 – 2021.
As per Council’s recently updated engineering guidelines, new footpaths will be 1.5 metres wide to allow sufficient space for pedestrians and/or permitted wheeled devices, such as mobility scooters or prams, to pass side-by-side. Where necessary pram ramps will also be installed.
For more details on the footpath upgrades visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/footpaths