Footpaths are one of the most common and highly competitive requests in my office. We currently have over 100 footpath requests listed from residents and businesses.

I carefully consider all requests that are received, as well as those put forward by Council officers who investigate such needs. I endeavour to cater to residents of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, when prioritising the construction of new footpaths.

With the limited funding allocated by the Lord Mayor in the Council Budget each year, generally we aim to construct five footpaths per year, with priority given to people with accessibility issues, creating safer paths around schools, those on major roads, and around shopping precincts etc.

Brisbane City Council can fund the provision of new footpaths through what is called the Suburban Enhancement Fund. Some of the challenges in the provision of new footpaths include the level of local support (or opposition) for a new footpath, choosing the appropriate side of the street to provide the footpath, and getting the footpath around established street trees and existing utilities.

2022-23 Footpaths constructed

Abney St, Moorooka
Alderwood St, Acacia Ridge
Chaucer St, Moorooka
Gladstone St, Moorooka
Ipswich Rd, Annerley
Musgrave Rd, Coopers Plains