Fewer than half of Canberra’s path defects repaired within target timeframe


Today it was revealed that fewer than half of the 8,987 defects identified in Canberra’s path network in a 2021 audit have been repaired within the 18-month timeframe identified. 

“Canberra’s paths need urgent investment to ensure that they are safe and accessible for all Canberrans,” said Jo Clay MLA, ACT Greens Spokesperson for Transport. 

“Despite 8,987 defects being identified in 2021 only 4,371 have been repaired to date, that’s not even half. 

“It is clear that the average funding for paths of just $5.1m per annum is inadequate to ensure that we are repairing, maintaining and expanding our path network. 

“Without a significant lift in funding in the 23-24 ACT Budget, Canberra’s path network will continue to be a barrier to safe and accessible walking, riding and wheeling around our city. 

“Canberra must be a city which invests adequately in its path network so that everyone is able to get around our city regardless of their mobility or transport choice. I will continue to fight for this to be the case,” said Jo Clay MLA.