Footpaths & Nature Strips
The Botany Bay City Council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the extensive footpath infrastructure across the City. Council is continually maintaining and replacing existing footpaths through its footpath rehabilitation program and maintenance program.
Botany Bay City Council maintains nature strips throughout the City, including outside the homes of our residents. We are one of the few Councils in Sydney that still provide this service. If you maintain your own nature strip, you could be entitled to an annual cash rebate of $25. Residents must apply each year. The rebate is not automatic. Council horticultural staff will inspects the nature strips to confirm that it is well maintained council before the rebate is provided. Conditions do apply.
Each year in June, applications are sent to residents. Details will also be published on the Council website, on Facebook and in the Mayoral Column in the Southern Courier. Forms will also be available from the Mayor’s Office and Central Library at Westfield Eastgardens and the Mascot Administration Centre.
Kerb & Gutter Maintenance
Kerb and gutter maintenance involves the replacement of concrete sections of kerb that are broken or misaligned to the extent that they are no longer allowing water to flow adequately. Damaged kerb and gutter may cause water to pond, nuisance flooding and cause a safety risk.
Council is responsible for the replacement of kerb and gutter that is in poor condition. Please call Council on 02 9366 3666 to request new kerb and gutters or maintain existing kerb and gutters or report it online at any time.
Requests for repair and maintenance of footpaths
The replacement of a footpath is dependent on assessing it on its condition, amount of damage, the number of people who use it, and other safety concerns. If you would like to make a request to have a damaged footpath repaired or the construction of a new concrete footpath, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 02 9366 3666 send through a request to our online portal.
Parking on Footpaths
In accordance with the Australian Road Rules 1999, it is an offence to park a vehicle on the footpath. Enquiries referring to illegal or nuisance parking should be referred to Council's Customer Service Centre on 02 9366 3666 or the Police.
You can help us by reporting damage or maintenance requirements to the Customer Service Centre on 02 9366 3666 or logging a job online. Please provide as much detail as possible about the extent and location the issue. Helpful information that you can provide includes:
- nature of the issue
- road name
- distance from nearest intersection
- lot number or house number of the property it is near.