Connecting Marrickville Mini Makeover - St Peters Street, St Peters

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Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in St Peters Street, St Peters from Campbell Street to the end.

Under the Connecting MARRICKVILLE initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. St Peters Street is an inner city street with narrow footpaths servicing residents and the local school. 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 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 (loose stones) – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage


  • 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 October 14 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 14 October 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


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Tuesday 14 October 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

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Senior Engineer Investigations and Designs Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.



Promoting sustainable transport in the Marrickville Local Government Area

Marrickville Council promotes sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Strategic Plan, and the Integrated Transport Strategy.

The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover, maximising street parking space and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in St Peters Street, St Peters from Campbell Street to the end.

Under the Connecting MARRICKVILLE initiative, Council is focusing on people and the places they live. St Peters Street is an inner city street with narrow footpaths servicing residents and the local school. 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 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 (loose stones) – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage


  • 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 October 14 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 14 October 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


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Tuesday 14 October 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

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Senior Engineer Investigations and Designs Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.



Promoting sustainable transport in the Marrickville Local Government Area

Marrickville Council promotes sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Strategic Plan, and the Integrated Transport Strategy.

The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover, maximising street parking space and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.

  • Submission form for St Peters Street Trim S4230-02

    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.


    Thank you for your submission -  this engagement is now finished.