With an estimated value of $4,521,828, Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) footpath network requires a comprehensive Footpath Management Plan to deliver capital works as outlined in its 2016-26 Long Term Financial Plan and sustainability of the network with current resource allocations. As a part of Council’s full review of asset management plans a detailed draft Footpath Asset Management Plan 2017 has been developed and is currently on public exhibition, until Wednesday 2 August. Public submissions are invited and the document is available at Council’s Administration Centre and online at www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au.
“The plan details footpath assets and actions required to provide an agreed level of service, in the most cost effective manner as well as associated risks. It defines what services will be provided, how they’ll be provided and the funds required to achieve this over a 20 year planning period, particularly focusing on the next 10,” said LPSC Deputy Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins.
“Of note is that Council is able to maintain its network, at the current condition, including the addition of works proposed for 2018 and 2019, in a sustainable manner based on the Long Term Financial Plan.
“The footpath network comprises concrete, paved and bitumen sealed infrastructure. The majority of the network is in good condition and in order to ensure that this is maintained, Council has allocated sufficient resources for operational maintenance and renewal works over the next 10 years. Council is able to demonstrate that the current management of the network has ensured it is able to sustain the network over that time period,” he said.
“To ensure the Plan meets community requirements, consideration has been given to community expectations outlined through consultation, in the Strategic Plan, the Disability Inclusion Action plan, the Bike Plan and the Pedestrian Access Management Plan,” he continued.
“I urge interested persons to examine the plan and if they desire to make a submission. All submissions will be considered, and the Plan amended if necessary, before Council adopts the final document,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.