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Introduction

This work category provides for the maintenance and renewal of public footpaths and facilities associated with public footpaths, such as pedestrian network connections, including stairs, alleyways and off-road connections.

Note: This is a new Work Category from the 2018–21 NLTP.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • footpath patching and pothole repairs
    • maintenance of associated facilities including signs, lighting, and hand rails/guard rails
    • footpath renewals, such as resurfacing or reconstruction.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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Exclusions

A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

  • Exclusions

    Exclusions

    The work category excludes:

    • footpaths and facilities used for recreational purposes (e.g., paths which do not connect to the wider footpath network) – these are not eligible for funding assistance
    • footpaths and facilities that are not in public ownership or to which the public does not have full access at all times of the day, e.g. footpaths in parks that are closed to the public at night  
    • maintenance of shared pedestrian cycling paths and facilities – these are funded under Work category 124: Cycle path maintenance
    • vegetation control, mowing of berms, and sweeping – these are funded under Work category 121: Environmental maintenance
    • construction/implementation of new or improved shared pedestrian and cycle paths and walking facilities – these are funded under Work category 451: Walking facilities, and Work category 452: Cycling facilities.
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Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval should be made through the Maintenance module in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO).

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