Planning for our future pathways

The City of Ballarat has released the Draft Footpath Construction Strategy for community review and feedback.The draft strategy guides how we prioritise and fund where new footpaths are built to improve safety, transport choices, health and wellbeing, as well as supporting local economic activity and productivity.

The strategy will work to ensure footpaths are accessible to all, prioritising construction where coverage is poor, and in the locations where people have the strongest reliance on footpaths for mobility.Your feedback will inform the final Footpath Construction Strategy which will soon be presented to Council for consideration.

Footpaths play a vital role in keeping our community safe and connected to others, as well as to community facilities, services, public transport and open spaces.

The City of Ballarat has 844 kilometres of existing footpaths. There are about 600 kilometres of missing footpaths in the municipality which it’s estimated would cost about $100 million to construct.
The aim of the Strategy is to ensure that Ballarat’s footpath construction budget is spent in alignment with the community’s needs and aspirations for footpath use.

As part of the continuing development of the Draft Strategy, your feedback is sought. If you would like to provide any feedback about existing footpaths or factors affecting your ability to use existing sealed footpaths, please submit your feedback to

You can also download the Snap Send Solve app to quickly report any footpath problems to us anytime.