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POL/INFRA506

Footpaths in Road Reserves and Parks Policy

POLICY TITLE FOOTPATHS IN ROAD RESERVES AND PARKS POLICY
POLICY NUMBER POL/INFRA506
DATE ADOPTED JUNE 2001
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policy-newPurpose

This policy provides clear guidelines as to the type and standard of footpaths to be constructed and maintained in streets and parks throughout the Swan Hill Municipality.

Scope

This policy applies to the construction of all new footpaths within the municipality, as well as any required or budgeted footpath reconstruction works.

Policy

All footpaths shall comply (where practicable) with AS1428.1 “Design for Access and Mobility”. If compliance with AS1428.1 is not practical due to land slope, tree location etc, then the footpath should comply with AS1657 “Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders”.

The standard width of footpath shall be 1.2m for most applications, yet 2.0m may be adopted in high pedestrian areas or shared bicycle paths.   Council may further incorporate a kerb to property line construction. This shall only be adopted where pedestrian traffic makes it too difficult to maintain a grass nature strip e.g. commercial areas.

Related Policies

  • Special Rates and Charges Policy – POL/INFRA507

Related Legislation

  • Road Management Act 2004
  • Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Signed: Les McPhee (Mayor)
Date: 05/11/14

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