We have nearly 500,000m2 of footpath valued at $57M. Of our 221km of urban streets most have a footpath on one or both sides.
Footpaths can get worn out and become rough or broken for a number of reasons including tree roots, work undertaken by power/gas/water or phone authorities and heavy vehicles driving over them.
It’s important that we maintain footpaths for all users, not only pedestrians, but mobility scooter users, and disabled persons too.
Mobility scooter and disabled users
If you use a mobility scooter or other aid then we understand the challenges that can occur trying to do everyday things. We are busy making our streets more accessible and have completed access surveys and have a budget and programme to remove barriers. However if there is a particular locations that is causing you a problem please give us some feedback. Contact Us page, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 924 723.
Once we are aware of the issue an inspector will assess the problem and arrange for improvements to be made where possible.
Tables and chairs on a footpath
Waipā towns have some great cafes and public spaces to enjoy. To ensure that footpaths are safe and easily accessible to the public (particularly outside local businesses), a permit is required to place tables and chairs on a public footpath.