Mount Ainslie walking track in disrepair

troll-sniffer 30 March 2012 4

I’m guessing there are quite a number of Rioters who enjoy the plod up Mt Ainslie on the walking track leading up from the back of the War Memorial. It certainly gets very busy on occasions. I have no idea of the statistics but I would guess several thousand use the track each week.

Unfortunately the track is being allowed to slowly crumble away, particularly towards the top. This has been a slow process over a few years, but is now reaching a critical stage where injuries are a distinct threat due to the depth and location of some of the holes. Recently the steps were repaired, but it seems there’s nothing being done about the potholes and the erosion of the path edges.

I know we all have a duty of care to look out when walking but at the same time when a path is provided, there are certain expectations of at least a reasonable surface that doesn’t require constant vigilance against twisting or breaking an ankle etc..

I also suspect that the longer the path is allowed to continue deteriorating the cost of repairs will be rising exponentially so it would be in the gubmnt’s interest to deal with repairs sooner rather than later.

So, Rioters and assorted whingers, should we expect the gubmnt to be maintaining the path, or should it be allowed to disintegrate to a point where they need to build a brand new one?

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4 Responses to Mount Ainslie walking track in disrepair
Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:56 am 04 Jun 12

Pesky bushwalkers
When are they going to start paying rego, why should they get free walking trails?


davo101 davo101 9:19 am 04 Jun 12

I’m sure troll-sniffer will be happy to know that Makin Trax are currently performing maintenance on the Mount Ainslie track.

nice_enough nice_enough 2:46 pm 30 Mar 12

Walked up there this morning with the dog, it was fine.

Go do some work.

deye deye 2:32 pm 30 Mar 12

I suspect given the way it is built that the surface will need to be ripped up for any significant repairs in any case. The bits in the top section need more than patching unfortunately, most of the path isn’t too bad IMO, though probably a bit narrow for the amount of traffic on it.

Just so long as when the repairs/replacement is planned it’s arranged to be started and completed during winter and not over the rest of the year when it’s busier.

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