Connecting Marrickville mini makeover in Dickson Street, Newtown from King Street to Pearl Lane.

Consultation has concluded

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Dickson Street, Newtown from King Street to Pearl Lane.

Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Dickson Street is an inner city street with wide footpaths servicing residents. It also has mature street trees providing great canopy cover.

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 (download a copy here)

The new footpath will be constructed this financial year, subject to funding allocations. Markings have already been made on the footpath indicating the extent of any proposed tree pits. As part of the work, Council will:

  • remove and replace damaged sections of the existing asphalt footpath and construct new concrete footpath on both sides of the street

  • replace any old or damaged street signs

  • expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges filled with crushed sandstone (loose stones) – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage.

  • lay a porous pavement (hard surface) between the extended crushed sandstone tree pits. This will provide an accessible path to the road whilst at the same time allowing infiltration of rainfall


  • repair any private stormwater lines leading from your property to the gutter within the area of work

  • remove any trees that are at end-of-life and replace them with suitable species


  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden in place of crushed sandstone verge treatment


  • Send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing


  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street



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 6 January 2015

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

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 6 January 2015

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

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(External link))

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



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 Tuesday 6 January if you are interested in:

• making comment on the design or other elements of the street - see plan here

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



Any further questions ?

Please contact Civil Engineer Predrag Gudelj on 9335 2248.

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Dickson Street, Newtown from King Street to Pearl Lane.

Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Dickson Street is an inner city street with wide footpaths servicing residents. It also has mature street trees providing great canopy cover.

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 (download a copy here)

The new footpath will be constructed this financial year, subject to funding allocations. Markings have already been made on the footpath indicating the extent of any proposed tree pits. As part of the work, Council will:

  • remove and replace damaged sections of the existing asphalt footpath and construct new concrete footpath on both sides of the street

  • replace any old or damaged street signs

  • expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges filled with crushed sandstone (loose stones) – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage.

  • lay a porous pavement (hard surface) between the extended crushed sandstone tree pits. This will provide an accessible path to the road whilst at the same time allowing infiltration of rainfall


  • repair any private stormwater lines leading from your property to the gutter within the area of work

  • remove any trees that are at end-of-life and replace them with suitable species


  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden in place of crushed sandstone verge treatment


  • Send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing


  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street



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 6 January 2015

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

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 6 January 2015

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

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(External link))

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



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 Tuesday 6 January if you are interested in:

• making comment on the design or other elements of the street - see plan here

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



Any further questions ?

Please contact Civil Engineer Predrag Gudelj on 9335 2248.

  • What happens to my submission?

    All comments made will be taken into consideration by Council prior to finalising the plans for the makeover.

    If you are interested in creating and maintaining a verge garden, a Council Officer will contact you about the next steps in that process.


    What happens to my submission?

    All comments made will be taken into consideration by Council prior to finalising the plans for the makeover.

    If you are interested in creating and maintaining a verge garden, a Council Officer will contact you about the next steps in that process.


    Consultation has concluded