Improving Dalhousie Street, Haberfield


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Council is proposing to improve Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, between Ramsay Street and Waratah Street by renewing the roadway, upgrading existing drainage and enhancing the streetscape with a new grass verge and additional tree planting on both sides of the road. We also propose to upgrade existing traffic facilities and provide kerb extensions to increase pedestrian safety.

The proposed design includes:

  • Resurfacing the entire length of road;
  • Reconstructing existing kerb and gutter (sandstone and concrete);
  • Reconstructing concrete footpath on both sides of the road;
  • Driveway reconstruction as required (read more about driveway maintenance);
  • Upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing to

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Council is proposing to improve Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, between Ramsay Street and Waratah Street by renewing the roadway, upgrading existing drainage and enhancing the streetscape with a new grass verge and additional tree planting on both sides of the road. We also propose to upgrade existing traffic facilities and provide kerb extensions to increase pedestrian safety.

The proposed design includes:

  • Resurfacing the entire length of road;
  • Reconstructing existing kerb and gutter (sandstone and concrete);
  • Reconstructing concrete footpath on both sides of the road;
  • Driveway reconstruction as required (read more about driveway maintenance);
  • Upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing at Dalhousie Street, near Deakin Avenue to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Replacing existing speed cushions with asphalt speed cushions;
  • Providing landscaped kerb extensions at the intersections;
  • Constructing a landscaped central median island on Dalhousie Street on the approach to Ramsay Street;
  • Reconstructing kerb ramps;
  • Providing a new grass verge and additional trees on both sides of the road;
  • Providing passive irrigation for trees from kerb and gutter along the length of Dalhousie Street;
  • Providing landscaping surrounding the trees and brick edging to delineate between the lawn and tree pit;
  • Installing new drainage pits and pipes to upgrade drainage in the vicinity;
  • Upgrading associated street lighting for pedestrian crossing;
  • Providing a rain garden at the corner of Waratah Street (Boomerang St) and Dalhousie Street as shown in the plan, subject to detailed design;
  • Installing associated pavement line marking and signage as required; and
  • Providing new bicycle pavement symbols as shown in the plan.

Please refer to the project plan for more details.


Parking changes

This proposal will result in no loss of parking in Dalhousie Street.


Grass verge

Council is converting the existing full width concrete path to a combination of concrete footpath and grass verge for the following reasons:

  • To ‘green’ the street;
  • To increase water absorption and to reduce stormwater runoff; and
  • To improve the quality of stormwater runoff by intercepting pollutants.

Residents are asked to maintain the grass verge in front of their property for four weeks from completion, with these exceptions;

  • The property owner is aged and not physically capable of maintaining the verge area
  • No grassed areas exist within the property and the verge would be the only areas required to be mown.

In these circumstances, Council will maintain the verges from completion.

Have your say

You can comment on the proposals:

  • Online using the feedback form.
  • By mail: Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham NSW 2049; please use reference number SC1679, when mailing your comments.
  • In person: submit your written comments to the Customer Service team at the Ashfield Service Centre; 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131.

The last day to comment is Wednesday 18 September 2019.


What happens next?

Council has not yet made any commitment to change the traffic arrangements in the street. A report, together with the community’s comments and this proposal, will be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at its meeting on 8 October 2019. The Committee will make recommendations for Council to consider at the 22 October 2019 Council meeting.

Council will notify everyone who provided comments of the final decision.

The LTC meeting agenda will be available to view on Council’s website in the week before the meeting. Members of the public may register to speak at this meeting. If you wish to do so, please contact Council’s Administration Assistant – Infrastructure Services on (02) 9335 2213 to advise of your attendance.


When is the work planned?

These works are expected to be built in the 2021-22 financial year subject to outcome of this community engagement, final approvals and budget allocation. Residents will be notified before any work starts in the street.


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