All maintenance of trees, concrete, paved or asphalt footways will be provided by Council. Driveways are maintained by the property owner.
Residents and property owners, as part of their civic duty, should maintain unformed footways (surfaces other than concrete and asphalt). This includes regular mowing, watering, weeding, filling uneven tripping concerns and removing litter.
Local governments, including Sutherland Shire Council, do not include the costs in rates to undertake maintenance of unformed footways fronting all private properties.
In key strategic and regionally significant locations, Council does provide a maintenance service under an assistance program.