Connecting Marrickville Mini Makeover - Reiby Street, Newtown

Consultation has concluded

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Reiby Street, Newtown between Enmore Road and Fulham Street. Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Reiby Street is a typical inner city street with narrow footpaths and 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 to the street
and increased efficiency


The plan - Download a copy here

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

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

• replace any old or damaged street signs

• expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges (approx 3m long) filled with crushed sandstone – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage

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

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

• 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 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 in Hercules Street. 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 September 12 2014

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 September 12 2014

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 Admin Centre, 2-14 Fisher St, Petersham 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 Friday 12 September 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 ?

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


Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Reiby Street, Newtown between Enmore Road and Fulham Street. Under the Connecting Marrickville initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Reiby Street is a typical inner city street with narrow footpaths and 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 to the street
and increased efficiency


The plan - Download a copy here

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

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

• replace any old or damaged street signs

• expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges (approx 3m long) filled with crushed sandstone – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage

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

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

• 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 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 in Hercules Street. 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 September 12 2014

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 September 12 2014

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 Admin Centre, 2-14 Fisher St, Petersham 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 Friday 12 September 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 ?

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


  • 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