Council manages approximately 60km of footpaths, which include shared paths and off-road cycleways. Most of these pathways give residents access to well-used facilities such as shops, schools, hospitals and tourist destinations.
Footpath construction materials include pavers, concrete, asphalt and bitumen. Materials are chosen to suit the area and the path's function.
Council is working on a Pedestrian and Cycleway Strategy which will provide the blueprint for future pathway development, including integration with the State Government's Principal Cycle Network.
As with all council assets, footpath information is stored in a Geographic Information System (GIS). This system records the location, size, type and condition of footpaths from their most recent inspections.
Council is working towards providing public GIS data over the internet and is preparing asset information for this purpose.