Footpaths and the Pedestrian Access Strategy

Pedestrian Access Strategy

Footpaths help to keep our community connected.

The Shire maintains and creates new footpaths and the Pedestrian Access Strategy guides this work.

The strategy aims to create safe, accessible and connected pedestrian networks that facilitate pedestrian movement to key destinations.

To access further information please download the Pedestrian Access Strategy(PDF, 3MB) .

The Principal Pedestrian Network

The Principal Pedestrian Network (PPN) is a mapped network of integrated and connected routes which encourage pedestrian movement, whilst also supporting safe and accessible travel into and around key destinations. The PPN has identified a network of streets throughout the Peninsula where new footpaths are needed and where existing footpaths form part of the network.

The paths identified on the Principal Pedestrian Network are prioritised by the Pedestrian Access Strategy where consideration is given to network priority, pedestrian demand, site constraints and road safety. The highest ranked paths are then proposed for funding under the annual capital works budget bid process.

To view our network of footpaths, please download the Township Maps. These maps show both current and proposed footpaths.

New Footpaths

The Principal Pedestrian Network will be the focus of new footpath construction throughout the Peninsula. However, new footpath requests that fall outside the Principal Pedestrian Network, will be considered under the Pedestrian Access Strategy to be funded via a special charge scheme, where property owners deemed to gain a special benefit from the works are required to contribute towards the cost of the project.

Further information on the special charge scheme.

Current Footpath Construction Projects

Crib Point Schools Footpath

Funding has been allocated for the construction of a footpath along Martin Street and Colin Parade in Crib Point,  connecting Crib Point Primary and St Joseph’s Primary with Crib Point Recreation Reserve. This path is expected to be constructed in early 2021.

 Camp Hill Road Footpath, Somers

Funding has been allocated for the construction of a shared user path along Camp Hill Road from Sandy Point Road to the existing footpath along The Boulevard. This path is expected to be constructed in early 2021.

Bayview Road Footpath, McCrae

Funding was provided within the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2019/20 Capital Works Budget for the construction of a footpath along Bayview Road from Rosebud Retirement Village to Lonsdale Street. This project was completed in June 2020

Further information on the Bayview Road Footpath Project.