Our paths and shared trails provide a connected network that allows for the safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and other users around the city.

We plan on spending a total of close to $74 million over the next 10 years on our vast network of pathways and shared trails.

Over the next number of years, we will have a strong focus on replacing parts of our pathway network that are in poor condition, with a commitment to cover the whole of the municipality within a reasonable timeframe.

The replacement value of our pathways is $180.6 million.

Future improvements and major projects $2.4M in footpath improvements and $0.7M in shared-path improvements

  • New footpaths at Boronia Road, Bayswater; Wellington Road, Rowville; Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully
  • New shared paths at Napoleon Road, Lysterfield; Kelletts, Road, Rowville; Mountain Highway, Boronia; Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield

Future challenges and opportunities

  • Changing Population

    • Population growth and increasing dwelling density.
    • Ageing population and associated increase in mobility needs.
  • Sustainable Transport

    • Supporting uptake of active transport modes - walking, cycling, scooters.
    • Managing conflict between key path users.
    • Designing for all modes, all users.
  • City Redevelopment

    • Managing development works during construction).
    • Maintaining connectivity of path networks
  • Climate Change

    • Achieving circular economy outcomes when procuring construction materials.
    • Supporting access to public transport.
    • Managing interface between hard and soft asset (trees/vegetation).