Improving drainage in Liberty and Bedford Streets, Enmore

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Council will upgrade the stormwater systems in Liberty Street and Bedford Street to improve drainage in the area. This will help reduce minor flooding along Liberty Street between London and Trafalgar Streets and in Bedford Street between Liberty and Pierce Streets.

Community members are invited to have a say about the improvements. Council will consider all comments before finalising the designs. Click here to see the plan for Liberty Street and Bedford Street.


Comments can be sent via

email

• mail:   Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049

• in person:   Council’s Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

Comments will close at 5pm Friday 8 August 2014.


More information about Liberty Street

Liberty Street is currently serviced by a stormwater system which extends from the rail underpass near Trafalgar Street up to London Street. Flows from the 7 hectare catchment upstream of London Street converge at the intersection of Liberty and London Streets. The existing stormwater system at this location is under capacity, resulting in large gutter flows bypassing the system, flowing across the intersection, down the eastern side of Liberty Street and often going over the top of the footpath. Although the large gutter flows cause a nuisance to motorists and often goes over the top of the gutter, they do not appear to affect properties in small storm events.

Rectifying the drainage in Liberty Street requires construction of a new 750mm pipe some 200m from the rail underpass, past London Street to Cambridge Street and provision of numerous pits at the intersection of Cambridge and Liberty Streets. The cost of constructing the new pipe is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.

Nevertheless, works have been programmed in 2014/15 as a first stage intended to fully utilise the existing 600mm pipe running down Liberty Street to the rail underpass. The proposed works will include the construction of additional inlet capacity on the eastern side of Liberty Street upstream of London Street with a new 750mm pipe connecting to the existing network near the intersection of Liberty and Gladstone Streets. These works will reduce nuisance flooding at this location in small storm events.

More information about Bedford Street

Bedford Street is currently serviced by a stormwater system which has multiple 300mm pipes connecting to a large stormwater culvert running under Pierce Street. Stormwater flows from a 4 hectare catchment upstream of Bedford and Pierce Street converge at the low point in Bedford Street and combine with overflows from Liberty Street. The existing system is constrained by the inlet capacity resulting in ponding at this location before overflowing across Liberty Street to Railway Ave. Although water can pond to depths of around 400mm, no properties are affected.

Works have been programmed in 2014/15 to upgrade the inlet capacity at this location to reduce nuisance flooding in small storm events. This will also reduce overflows across Liberty Street, which in turn will reduce flooding in Railway Avenue.


Council will upgrade the stormwater systems in Liberty Street and Bedford Street to improve drainage in the area. This will help reduce minor flooding along Liberty Street between London and Trafalgar Streets and in Bedford Street between Liberty and Pierce Streets.

Community members are invited to have a say about the improvements. Council will consider all comments before finalising the designs. Click here to see the plan for Liberty Street and Bedford Street.


Comments can be sent via

email

• mail:   Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049

• in person:   Council’s Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

Comments will close at 5pm Friday 8 August 2014.


More information about Liberty Street

Liberty Street is currently serviced by a stormwater system which extends from the rail underpass near Trafalgar Street up to London Street. Flows from the 7 hectare catchment upstream of London Street converge at the intersection of Liberty and London Streets. The existing stormwater system at this location is under capacity, resulting in large gutter flows bypassing the system, flowing across the intersection, down the eastern side of Liberty Street and often going over the top of the footpath. Although the large gutter flows cause a nuisance to motorists and often goes over the top of the gutter, they do not appear to affect properties in small storm events.

Rectifying the drainage in Liberty Street requires construction of a new 750mm pipe some 200m from the rail underpass, past London Street to Cambridge Street and provision of numerous pits at the intersection of Cambridge and Liberty Streets. The cost of constructing the new pipe is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.

Nevertheless, works have been programmed in 2014/15 as a first stage intended to fully utilise the existing 600mm pipe running down Liberty Street to the rail underpass. The proposed works will include the construction of additional inlet capacity on the eastern side of Liberty Street upstream of London Street with a new 750mm pipe connecting to the existing network near the intersection of Liberty and Gladstone Streets. These works will reduce nuisance flooding at this location in small storm events.

More information about Bedford Street

Bedford Street is currently serviced by a stormwater system which has multiple 300mm pipes connecting to a large stormwater culvert running under Pierce Street. Stormwater flows from a 4 hectare catchment upstream of Bedford and Pierce Street converge at the low point in Bedford Street and combine with overflows from Liberty Street. The existing system is constrained by the inlet capacity resulting in ponding at this location before overflowing across Liberty Street to Railway Ave. Although water can pond to depths of around 400mm, no properties are affected.

Works have been programmed in 2014/15 to upgrade the inlet capacity at this location to reduce nuisance flooding in small storm events. This will also reduce overflows across Liberty Street, which in turn will reduce flooding in Railway Avenue.