Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Extra funds for North Shore Footpaths

Extra funds for North Shore Footpaths   
February 9, 2010  

North Shore City Council is pleased to announce an additional $500,000 funding in the 2009/10 year for the replacement and renewal of our city’s most run-down footpaths.  

This extra funding for footpaths has in effect come about as a result of the reduction in funding available to Council in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).   

North Shore City Councillor, Ken McKay, says the overal funding reduction has provided a silver lining of sorts.  

"In this instance it has enabled Council to reallocate $500,000 of its local share funding, previously allocated to road carriageway maintenance, to the carrying out of some very handy footpath replacement.  

"This extra funding will enable Council to replace or resurface approximately an additional five kilometres of our city’s least    impressive footpaths," explains Mr McKay.      

Each year Council undertakes a footpath condition rating survey to identify the worst sections of footpath and monitor overall footpath condition. All footpaths across the city are given a 1-5 grading, 1 being the best grading and 5 the worst grading.   

The main causes of damage to footpaths are from vehicles driving over them, followed by utility works within the road corridor and tree roots.  

North Shore City Council is currently responsible for over 1,050km of footpaths across the North Shore.     


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Where The Politically-donated Bucks Should Be Stopping

By now, it seems crystal clear that something is deeply amiss with the way that New Zealand political parties solicit, receive and report their funding. Evidently, the nominal threshold of $15,000 that requires public disclosure of the donation and its source is…shall we say…vulnerable to manipulation by all and sundry. Moreover, as Otago law professor Andrew Geddis has pointed out, unless political leaders have been stupid enough as to explicitly tell their own staff and/or donors that they’re aware that certain practices break the law but intend to pursue them anyway, then the law has not been broken – not by the political leaders at least... More>>


New Zealand Government: Action On Fuel Market Competition

The Government has released a comprehensive response to ensuring New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. This follows the Commerce Commission fuel market ... More>>


Child Poverty: 18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, ... More>>


Vaping: Government To Regulate Products

No sales to under-18-year-olds No advertising and sponsorship of vaping products and e-cigarettes No vaping or smokeless tobacco in smokefree areas Regulates vaping product safety comprehensively, - including devices, flavours and ingredients Ensure ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Political Donations Scandals
Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being among its chief accusers. More>>






InfoPages News Channels