Horsham residents concerned over Edith Street footpath

DANGEROUS: Horsham's Caroline and Kevin Lane outside their Edith Street house. They are calling for council to fix issues with driveways in the street. Picture: ERIN WITMITZ
DANGEROUS: Horsham's Caroline and Kevin Lane outside their Edith Street house. They are calling for council to fix issues with driveways in the street. Picture: ERIN WITMITZ

RESIDENTS in Horsham’s Edith Street have called for more to be done to fix footpath issues.

Resident Caroline Lane said National Broadband Network works in the street meant many driveways had risen and no longer line up with the footpath.

She said they wanted answers about who was now responsible for fixing the problem. 

Her husband Kevin Lane uses a walker and said he was unable to get over the driveway anymore. 

“It’s a real nuisance,” he said. 

Mr Lane said if he wanted to go across the road, he had to walk around the driveway.

“We can’t bring the rubbish bins out,” he said.

Mrs Lane said they wanted the problem fixed. 

“Someone has got to be responsible for this,” she said.

Horsham Rural City technical services director John Martin said council was working with NBNCo to ensure the works had no adverse effects on residents.

“So in instances such as a driveway, while some of that is the landowner’s responsibility, we are working with NBNCo to ensure they are leaving infrastructure in a good state,” he said.

Mr Martin said while he wasn’t aware of this specific issue in Edith Street, Horsham, council would continue to work with NBNCo.

“We have been working with them for about 12 months now,” he said.