Council steps up footpath construction

Fairfield City Council is more than doubling its investment in footpaths in the upcoming financial year to more than $2.7 million.

Of this, almost $2 million will fund repairs and upgrades for our existing ageing footpaths.

About $700,000 will fund 13km of new footpaths in Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Vale, Smithfield and Mt Pritchard in the coming financial year.

Footpaths make it easier and safer for people to get around Fairfield City.

They benefit everyone including young families with children and prams, people with disability, children walking to school and more.

In total, Council maintains about 943 kilometres of footpaths and shared cycleways across the City.

This equates to the road distance between Fairfield and Brisbane.

Meanwhile, the 2016/2017 footpath program is now nearing completion.

Work has been already delivered at Abbotsbury, Bossley Park, Canley Heights, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights and Wetherill Park.

A new 850m footpath is also currently being laid along Edensor Road at Edensor Park from Bosnjak Oval to Allambie Road.

This connects local residents to community facilities such as shopping centres, parks and other areas.

In recent months Council invited residents to review and comment on our plans for future road, kerb and gutter, and footpath upgrades. The response was very helpful and I'd like to thank residents for getting involved.

If anyone sees footpaths or other matters that need urgent repairs or maintenance then please  contact Council on 9725 0222.

New footpath being laid along
Edensor Road at Edensor Park.

Fairfield City's footpaths and cycleways are worth $110 million.

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