Denning Street, Petersham from Newington Road to Marshall Street - improving your street


Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Denning Street, Petersham from Newington Road to Marshall Street.

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

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The new footpath will be constructed in the next financial year, subject to final funding allocations. Markings will be made soon

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Denning Street, Petersham from Newington Road to Marshall Street.

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

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The new footpath will be constructed in the next financial year, subject to final funding allocations. Markings will be made soon 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 concrete footpath and construct new concrete footpath on the north side of the street.
  • provide a new asphalt road surface
  • replace any old or damaged street signs
  • expand the pits around the all street trees to create verges filled with crushed sandstone (moderately compacted stones). These are permeable surfaces that provide better growing conditions for the trees and reduce further footpath damage.
  • repair any damaged sections of the kerb
  • provide two new kerb ramps near Marshall Street to improve accessibility
  • repair any damaged existing private stormwater lines leading from your property (between the front boundary and gutter) within the area of work
  • remove any trees that are at the end-of-life and replace them with suitable species in consultation with Council's Tree Officers
  • Provide 10 new street trees at locations as shown on the plans
  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden
  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street
  • Send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing


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 Friday 27 May 2016.

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 Friday 27 May 2016.

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 5pm on Friday 27 May 2016 if you are interested in:

  • making comment on the design or other elements of the street

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


Any further questions?

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Civil Engineer Investigations and Designs Mr Pierre Ayoub on 8595 2447.


Submission form S1340-02:JD:PA