Crawford Place, Marrickville - improving your street


Council will soon begin upgrading the road, drainage and kerb in Crawford Place, Marrickville.

Council is focusing on people and the places they live – Crawford Place is a quiet street with a number of private driveways.

Planning for the natural environment and infrastructure, like streets and lanes, will take place concurrently so that Council can:

  • help people move about easily
  • create more attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through best practice water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

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Council will soon begin upgrading the road, drainage and kerb in Crawford Place, Marrickville.

Council is focusing on people and the places they live – Crawford Place is a quiet street with a number of private driveways.

Planning for the natural environment and infrastructure, like streets and lanes, will take place concurrently so that Council can:

  • help people move about easily
  • create more attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through best practice water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

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The work will take place this financial year, subject to final funding allocations. As part of this Council will:

  • resurface the road
  • build a new mountable kerb on the western side of Crawford Place, from 2 to 18 Harney Street.
  • reinstate the nature strip while keeping all existing trees
  • construct new drainage pit and junction pits
  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden – see photo here for typical example
  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street - view fact sheet on driveway replacement options here
  • send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing.


Driveway replacement options

There is an opportunity for householders replace their driveways at the same as Council contractors are constructing the new foot paths.The process is different depending on whether householders would a) like to pay Council contractors to do the work or b) bring in their own contractors.

a) For householders who would like to pay for Council contractors to do the work at the same time as they replace the footpaths

1. Request initial approval by submitting this form to Council by 10 August 2016.

Council’s Request for Approval for Vehicular Access (driveway Step 1)

2. In most cases approval is granted, and householders can then liaise directly with Council’s Contractor who will supply a quote on request. Council’s contractor details will be provided following approval of your application.


b) For householders who would like to bring their own contractors in to do the work at the same time as Council contractors replace the footpaths

1. Request initial approval by submitting this form to Council by 10 August 2016.

Council’s Request for Approval for Vehicular Access (driveway Step 1)

2. In most cases approval is granted and then this form should be filled in and submitted

Council’s Application for Construction of Vehicle Crossing and Civil Works (driveway Step 2)

The forms can be submitted in person at Council's Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher St, or by email to council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au


Driveways - who does what?

Under Section 218 of the Roads Act 1993, the property owner is responsible for a driveway and is liable for all construction and maintenance costs from property boundary to the road. As part of Council’s works we will repair sections of driveways, which have been damaged due to a utility service restoration or a Council tree. Any other damage to a driveway is the responsibility of the property owner.

What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before 5pm on Wednesday 10 August 2016 if you are interested in:

  • making comment on the design or other elements of the street

  • creating and maintaining a new verge garden/s in your street


Any further questions?

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Civil Engineer – Design and Investigation - Sam Sritharan on 9335 2238.


Submission form S3460-02