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Concerns Over Lack Of Lincoln Footpaths

A local Port Lincoln resident says the council has still not installed proper footpaths in his area, after he first raised concerns seven years ago.

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Peter Ellston is partially blind, and says others in the community have also had concerns over the local footpaths.

"Everybody knows that [with] no footpaths it's twice as hard to push prams and wheelchairs," he said.

Mr Ellston says Port Lincoln is the worst area for footpaths he’s ever seen.

"I've lived in Alice Springs , Broken Hill and this would be the worst area in everywhere I've ever been that has no footpaths, so I think it's about time, and way beyond time, that the council does something about it," he said. 

In a statement, the City of Port Lincoln Council says in 2018 the council updated its footpath strategy and the strategy identifies over 300 road segments which require footpath construction (where no footpath exists).

The Council says they have allocated $100K of renewal funding to repair and replace existing footpaths in recent years, and $100K for the construction of new footpaths.

Council says an additional 300-thousand dollars has been allocated for the construction of new footpaths this financial year.