Tangible improvements for accessible footpaths

Published: 4 September 2018

Cardinia Shire Council repairs, replaces and installs new tactile ground surface indicators in footpaths across our shire, which help people with full or partial vision impairment.

Cardinia Shire Council repairs, replaces and installs new tactile ground surface indicators in footpaths across our shire, which help people with full or partial vision impairment.

This system of textured surfaces is used to provide a warning that pedestrians are approaching a change in slope, pedestrian crossing or steps. They can also be used to guide people around obstacles such as street furniture.

As tactile surfaces in Cardinia Shire become damaged or reach the end of their life, our contactor replaces the old peel and stick tiles with newer technology. These new tiles are better designed, reinforced to last longer, and are glued and mechanically fixed to the ground.