Council has developed a plan aiming to provide residents with safe pedestrian access around the townships by linking existing footpaths and bikeways with new footpaths and bikeways in each of the urban areas.
In partnership with the Burdekin Be-Active Committee, Council continues to develop the network providing residents with walking/exercise routes to promote health and well being.
Each year Council budgets to increase or upgrade this network.
Residents are encouraged to report any defects or trip hazards or suggested improvements by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on 07 4783 9800.
Closing Part or All of a Footpath
If you are a tradesperson , shop or property owner and require part or all of a footpath to be closed, for example, painting a shop front, an application for a Permit to Close and Barricade a Footpath and/or Erect Staging and/or Scaffolding on a Road or Footpath must be lodged.
This application should be made at least three working days prior to the proposed works and shall be accompanied by an approved traffic management plan and the applicable permit fee. Once Council approves the application, a copy of the signed form will be given to the applicant.
If the works are on or within ten metres of a State controlled road; e.g. Queen Street or Edwards Street, Ayr or Eighth Avenue, Home Hill, the applicant will have to contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 19 40 and apply for a Road Corridor Permit (RCP).
Council may have suitable signage and barricading for hire for a standard fee.
Application fees apply.
Please see Council’s Fees and Charges.
Who to contact
Mowing & Tree Planting on footpaths
Council encourages residents to take pride in their town and assist by mowing and maintaining their footpath areas. Keeping footpaths clean and tidy contributes towards a positive representation of the Burdekin Shire to visitors.
Residents should contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 07 4783 9800 to receive guidance on suitable tree varieties for planting on footpaths.
Private Works within Road Reserves (including Footpaths)
Before carrying out any works within road reserves including footpaths (e.g. tree planting, installing a driveway, underground electricity or pipe under the road), residents should contact Council for approval and to ascertain the location of any Council services e.g. water or sewerage mains or underground drainage pipes.
Residents should also be aware of other services such as Telstra cables or underground electricity and should contact Dial Before You Dig on 1100 prior to the commencement of any excavation.
Fees for carrying out work on road reservations change from year to year and can be accessed in Council’s Fees and Charges.