Alice Lane Rain Garden


In 2011 Council adopted the Eastern Channel East Subcatchment Management Plan. The plan identified places in Eastern Channel East that were suitable for stormwater management to treat stormwater so that it is clean before it flows to the Cooks River.

Council will be building two rain gardens in Eastern Channel East in the next year: one in Alice Lane, and the second on the corner of Scouller Street and Juliett Street in Enmore.

The Alice Lane rain garden is being jointly funded by Council and a NSW Office of Environment and Heritage grant.

What will the works achieve?


The works

In 2011 Council adopted the Eastern Channel East Subcatchment Management Plan. The plan identified places in Eastern Channel East that were suitable for stormwater management to treat stormwater so that it is clean before it flows to the Cooks River.

Council will be building two rain gardens in Eastern Channel East in the next year: one in Alice Lane, and the second on the corner of Scouller Street and Juliett Street in Enmore.

The Alice Lane rain garden is being jointly funded by Council and a NSW Office of Environment and Heritage grant.

What will the works achieve?


The works will:

  • filter stormwater so that it is clean before it flows to the Cooks River
  • create a permeable surface to allow stormwater to infiltrate
  • increase the amount of greening for habitat and biodiversity in the area
  • create a greatly improved look and feel for Alice Lane
  • reduce the urban heat island effect
  • provide habitat for biodiversity

The Plan

The proposed works include a rain garden - a garden that filters and treats stormwater. As part of the project, Council is speaking to local residents to work with Council on:

  • keeping all residents and teh community informed and involved in what's happening in the lane
  • the look and feel of the space
  • the resolution of drainage to reduce flooding and improve the quality of water drainig to the Cooks River
  • planting and maintaining the rain garden after it is built

What happens now?

1. Alice Lane Survey

Please take time to complete the Alice Lane Survey. By completing the survey you are eligible to go in the draw* to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant. You can find the survey on the Survey tab below.

*You must live in Alice Street, Holmwood Street or Pearl Street to be eligible for the prize.

2. Community Site Meeting

Saturday 19 July 2014, 9.30 am to 10.30am

  • Meet the team
  • Rain garden works and design
  • Discussion and questions answered
  • Survey prize draw!

3. Community Planning Meeting - date to be confirmed

AS soon as the construction date is confirmed we will schedule a site meeting with residents to walk you through the design and discuss options for co-management of rain garden

4. Construction

On 28 April 2015 Council met with the project manager from Industri Apartments to discuss the timeline for construction of the rain garden. It's important that the rain garden is built at the right time to avoid any unnecessary damage that might be caused. Currently, it is expected that construction of the rain garden will commence in September/October 2015.

4. Community Planting Day - 12 March 2016

Join your neighbours and friends for a planting day..


    • Community Planting Day Success

      about 3 years ago
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      Thank you very much to everyone who attended the (very hot) Alice Lane Rain Garden Community Planting Day. We managed to get the several hundred tube stock planted and the rain garden is looking great already. And what perfect weather we have had since! The plants are well and truly watered-in.




      Thank you very much to everyone who attended the (very hot) Alice Lane Rain Garden Community Planting Day. We managed to get the several hundred tube stock planted and the rain garden is looking great already. And what perfect weather we have had since! The plants are well and truly watered-in.




    • Community Planting Day - Saturday 12 March 2016, 9.30am to 11.30am

      over 3 years ago

      Join us for the Alice Lane Rain Garden Community Planting Day. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

      All materials and equipment supplied.

      Morning tea served.

      Please wear a hat and closed toe shoes.

      For more information please call Claire on 9335 2062.

      Join us for the Alice Lane Rain Garden Community Planting Day. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

      All materials and equipment supplied.

      Morning tea served.

      Please wear a hat and closed toe shoes.

      For more information please call Claire on 9335 2062.

    • Construction update

      over 3 years ago
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      Glenn Simpson and his hard-working team are dodging the showers and trying to get the rain garden finished as quickly as possible. The liner will be installed on Monday 11th January (weather permitting) then the gravel and soil can be added.

      We will delay the community planting day until the end of February once the weather cools down - although with all this rain it's probably the perfect time for planting!

      Watch out for posters and a local letterbox drop for the planting day date and information.


      Glenn Simpson and his hard-working team are dodging the showers and trying to get the rain garden finished as quickly as possible. The liner will be installed on Monday 11th January (weather permitting) then the gravel and soil can be added.

      We will delay the community planting day until the end of February once the weather cools down - although with all this rain it's probably the perfect time for planting!

      Watch out for posters and a local letterbox drop for the planting day date and information.


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    • Construction under way!

      over 3 years ago

      Construction has started on the Alice Lane Rain Garden. Glenn Simpson has been contracted to build the rain garden which should be completed by Christmas (depending on the weather).

      During construction, Alice Lane will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicycles. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

      If you have any urgent concerns about construction, please contact Glenn Simpson on 0401 224 520, or Council's engineer William Troung on 8595 2412.

      Construction has started on the Alice Lane Rain Garden. Glenn Simpson has been contracted to build the rain garden which should be completed by Christmas (depending on the weather).

      During construction, Alice Lane will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicycles. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

      If you have any urgent concerns about construction, please contact Glenn Simpson on 0401 224 520, or Council's engineer William Troung on 8595 2412.

    • Construction commencing soon

      over 3 years ago

      Construction of the Alice Lane Rain Garden is due to commence the week of 9 November 2015. Construction is expected to take 6 weeks and should be completed by Christmas, depending on the weather.

      During the construction period, the laneway will be closed to all traffic including bike and pedestrian traffic.

      Council is aiming to limit the inconvenience the works may cause and would like to thank you in advance of your co-operation throughout the work.

      Mr. Glenn Simpson is the Project Supervisor. Please contact him first on 0401224520 with...

      Construction of the Alice Lane Rain Garden is due to commence the week of 9 November 2015. Construction is expected to take 6 weeks and should be completed by Christmas, depending on the weather.

      During the construction period, the laneway will be closed to all traffic including bike and pedestrian traffic.

      Council is aiming to limit the inconvenience the works may cause and would like to thank you in advance of your co-operation throughout the work.

      Mr. Glenn Simpson is the Project Supervisor. Please contact him first on 0401224520 with any enquiries you have about the project. If you have further enquiries, please contact William Truong during normal business hours on 8595 2412.


    • Mayor to open Alice Lane Mural - Saturday 1st August 2105 at 2pm

      almost 4 years ago

      Mayor of Marrickville Mark Gardiner will officially 'open' the mural in Alice Lane (Pearl Street end) on Saturday 1 August 2015 at the launch of Council's Perfect Match program.

      Come along and see the mural and meet the artist Mulga.

      Mayor of Marrickville Mark Gardiner will officially 'open' the mural in Alice Lane (Pearl Street end) on Saturday 1 August 2015 at the launch of Council's Perfect Match program.

      Come along and see the mural and meet the artist Mulga.

    • Alice Lane Rain Garden Update - May 2015

      about 4 years ago

      Council met with the Industri Apartments developers on 28 April 2015 to discuss the timeline for building the rain garden. Currently, Council is hoping to start construction around September or October 2015. The developers are responsible for construction of the pavement between the rain garden and the development site, and this will be built AFTER the rain garden in built. Once all the works are complete there will be a community planting day and celebration to open the rain garden.

      We will keep you posted!

      If you require any more information please contact Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 or water@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

      ...

      Council met with the Industri Apartments developers on 28 April 2015 to discuss the timeline for building the rain garden. Currently, Council is hoping to start construction around September or October 2015. The developers are responsible for construction of the pavement between the rain garden and the development site, and this will be built AFTER the rain garden in built. Once all the works are complete there will be a community planting day and celebration to open the rain garden.

      We will keep you posted!

      If you require any more information please contact Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 or water@marrickville.nsw.gov.au


    • Alice Lane Rain Garden update - December 2014

      over 4 years ago

      Work is underway to complete the detailed designs for the new rain garden.  Once the designs are finished, the project will go to tender to find a suitable contractor. Recommendations will go to Council for final approval prior to construction.

      Council is also communicating with the developers of the Alice Street Industri development to ensure that the rain garden is constructed at the most appropriate time.  The Industri site developers currently expect the reconstruction of the pavement in Alice Lane to start in the second half of 2015.

      Consequently, the rain garden will be constructed to coincide with the pavement works.

      We will keep...

      Work is underway to complete the detailed designs for the new rain garden.  Once the designs are finished, the project will go to tender to find a suitable contractor. Recommendations will go to Council for final approval prior to construction.

      Council is also communicating with the developers of the Alice Street Industri development to ensure that the rain garden is constructed at the most appropriate time.  The Industri site developers currently expect the reconstruction of the pavement in Alice Lane to start in the second half of 2015.

      Consequently, the rain garden will be constructed to coincide with the pavement works.

      We will keep you informed of any changes.

      If you require any more information please call Council's Urban Water Engineer, Ryan Hawken, on 9335 2246.

    • Community Site Meeting - Saturday 19 July 2014

      almost 5 years ago
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      There was a great turnout for Saturday's community site meeting.  Around 15 local residents came along to hear about the plan for the rain garden in Alice Lane.  Council's Senior Environment Officer Claire Hanley and Urban Water Engineer Ryan Hawken went over the plans for the lane way and explained how the rain garden would filter the dirty stormwater from Alice Lane and the northern side of Holmwood Street so that it is clean before it flows to the Cooks River.

      The group also talked about designing a mural on the walk behind the rain garden to improve the space...

      There was a great turnout for Saturday's community site meeting.  Around 15 local residents came along to hear about the plan for the rain garden in Alice Lane.  Council's Senior Environment Officer Claire Hanley and Urban Water Engineer Ryan Hawken went over the plans for the lane way and explained how the rain garden would filter the dirty stormwater from Alice Lane and the northern side of Holmwood Street so that it is clean before it flows to the Cooks River.

      The group also talked about designing a mural on the walk behind the rain garden to improve the space and reduce graffiti.  So get your creative juices flowing to come up with some great mural ideas!

      Johanne Jackson from Holmwood Street was the lucky winner of the $200 dinner prize.  Well done Johanne!