Footpath condition inspection

Footpath condition inspection vehicles will be travelling on public footways within the boundaries of Melton City Council from:

Monday 13 January for approximately eight weeks.

Residents may see quad bike style assessment vehicles travelling on public footways within the Melton City Council boundaries.

Vehicles will be marked, and equipped with hazard lights and other warning devices.

All cameras are focused on the footpath surface structure with some limited viewing of areas directly adjacent. No image recordings of commercial or residential, private properties or structures will be undertaken.

  • These activities are undertaken by council’s asset inspection contractor, Infrastructure Management Group, as an asset management initiative to obtain detailed video imaging and condition assessment of the city's footpath assets.
  • You may observe quad bike style assessment vehicles travelling on public footways around your work, residences or other locations within the city during this period.
  • The assessment vehicles are operated by certified pavement inspectors travelling at a brisk walking pace.  Hazard lighting and other warning devices will be in operation while completing assessment and video recording activities of footpaths, cycle ways and shared access ways.
  • Vehicles are clearly identifiable and operators will be vigilant and yield where ever possible to the needs of the pedestrian public.

The information gained from this exercise will enable better management of this important community asset, enabling more effective maintenance and renewal strategies to improve connectivity, mobility and safety.