Why is Council suggesting a footpath?
What are the details of the footpath design?
Due to funding constraints, a footpath can only be constructed on one side of the road. As such, two concept designs have been prepared, one for each side of Murphys Avenue. Residents and users of the area are being asked to indicate their preference for which side the footpath should be constructed and to provide feedback on the proposal.
What are the considerations?
Three trees may need to be removed from the north side. Tree removal on the south side may be less likely however the character will change with the path running along residential verges and across driveways. The path on the south side will also be interrupted by crossing Rosedale Avenue, Braeside Avenue and Grey Street.
How long will the project take?
The work is scheduled to occur in 2017 and will be completed as quickly as possible to ensure minimal disruption to the community.
How will I be affected during the works?
How will Council make a decision about which option to implement?
Council will review the community feedback and take into consideration pedestrian safety, costing of the options and design factors.
Following Council’s consideration of the feedback, residents in the immediate area will be advised by letter of the final plan for the footpath and the schedule for the commencement of work.