Once advised of a footpath obstruction Council will contact the owner asking for the vegetation to be cut back off the footpath, this includes any branches that may be overhanging the footpath.
If you would like to advise Council of a footpath obstruction, either contact the Customer Services Team on 06 366 0999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or over the counter at any of our Customer Service Centres.
How do you comply?
All overgrowth and shrubs must be trimmed back clear of the footpath edge and there should be a clearance of 2.1 metres (7 feet) of overhanging growth above the footpath for pedestrians and other footpath users.
What happens if the request to comply is not actioned by the owner?
Council can take action against residents or property owners breaching these requirements by issuing notices requesting action to be taken within 14 days. After that time should the problem not be remedied, then Council will be engaged to do the work at the owners expense.