Garners Avenue, Marrickville from Sydenham Road to Marrickville Road - Improving your street


Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Garners Avenue, Marrickville from Sydenham Road to Marrickville Road.

Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Garners Avenue is an inner city street with some 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

Council will soon begin constructing new footpaths in Garners Avenue, Marrickville from Sydenham Road to Marrickville Road.

Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Garners Avenue is an inner city street with some 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

The new footpath will be constructed this 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 both sides of the street.
  • replace any old or damaged street signs
  • expand the pits around all street trees (soon to be marked on site), to create verges filled with crushed sandstone (lightly compacted stones) – this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage – see photo adjacent for typical example.
  • 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 end-of-life and replace them with suitable species in consultation with Council’s Tree Officers
  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden – see photo adjacent for typical example
  • 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 Friday 31 July 2015

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 31 July 2015

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 31 July 2015 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 S1180-02