Connecting Marrickville mini makeover - Gleeson Avenue, Sydenham

Consultation has concluded

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths, building new garden bed and planting trees in Gleeson Avenue, Sydenham (Burrows Avenue to Unwins Bridge Road). Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Gleeson Ave is a busy street impacted by traffic from all directions – on road, in the air and on the rails.

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 to the street and increased efficiency


The plan - Download a copy here

The new footpath, gardens and trees will be installed this financial year subject to funding allocations. Markings have already been made on the footpath indicating the extent of works. As part of the work, Council will:

• remove and replace sections of the existing footpath with new concrete footpath along Gleeson Ave (both sides) and Unwins Bridge Road

• replace any old or damaged street signs

• plant new street trees (Populus Simonii)

• lay a porous pavement around the trees to allow infiltration of rainfall

• plant some civic gardens with hardy, low-maintenance local native grasses and sedges

• construct a raingarden, pending further detail design

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

• send you notice of the works and more information prior to commencement


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Friday 12 September if you are interested in:

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



Any further questions ?

Josh Golding – Civil Engineer (Temporary), on 9335 2238, josh.golding@marrickville.nsw.gov.au


Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths, building new garden bed and planting trees in Gleeson Avenue, Sydenham (Burrows Avenue to Unwins Bridge Road). Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Gleeson Ave is a busy street impacted by traffic from all directions – on road, in the air and on the rails.

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 to the street and increased efficiency


The plan - Download a copy here

The new footpath, gardens and trees will be installed this financial year subject to funding allocations. Markings have already been made on the footpath indicating the extent of works. As part of the work, Council will:

• remove and replace sections of the existing footpath with new concrete footpath along Gleeson Ave (both sides) and Unwins Bridge Road

• replace any old or damaged street signs

• plant new street trees (Populus Simonii)

• lay a porous pavement around the trees to allow infiltration of rainfall

• plant some civic gardens with hardy, low-maintenance local native grasses and sedges

• construct a raingarden, pending further detail design

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

• send you notice of the works and more information prior to commencement


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Friday 12 September if you are interested in:

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



Any further questions ?

Josh Golding – Civil Engineer (Temporary), on 9335 2238, josh.golding@marrickville.nsw.gov.au


  • Gleeson Ave Submission Form

    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