Kays Ave Living Lane

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The Kays Avenue East to Albermarle St laneway is getting a makeover!

Council invites you to have your say about designing works that will transform the cul-de-sac in Kays Avenue East and the lane that runs up to Albermarle Street into a ‘Living Lane’

How to participate

Contact us to let us know if you are interested in joining the working group or join us for all or any of the following:

  • Community site visit on Monday 25 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Drop in to meet the team and chat about the laneway makeover.

The Kays Avenue East to Albermarle St laneway is getting a makeover!

Council invites you to have your say about designing works that will transform the cul-de-sac in Kays Avenue East and the lane that runs up to Albermarle Street into a ‘Living Lane’

How to participate

Contact us to let us know if you are interested in joining the working group or join us for all or any of the following:

  • Community site visit on Monday 25 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Drop in to meet the team and chat about the laneway makeover.
  • Community Design Workshop – Thursday 28 November 6pm to 8pm at Marrickville West Primary. School to work through options and develop a draft concept design.
  • Community Site Meeting to finalise design - date to be confirmed. We will walk you through the options on site and agree on the final design.
  • Community Planting Day – following construction - date to be confirmed. Join your friends and neighbours for a planting day.

Can’t make the meetings and want to tell us your thoughts?

  • Have your say on the feedback form. Tell us about the lane and how you would like it to look.

The Kays Avenue East to Albermarle St laneway is getting a makeover!

Council invites you to have your say about designing works that will transform the cul-de-sac in Kays Avenue East and the lane that runs up to Albermarle Street into a ‘Living Lane’.

Background

The Kays Avenue East/Albermarle St project came about during the development of the Riverside Crescent Subcatchment management Plan (2010) and has now been chosen as a demonstration site for Connecting MARRICKVILLE. 

The Connecting MARRICKVILLE program focuses on people and the places they live. Planning for the natural environment AND infrastructure like streets and lanes takes place concurrently so that Council can:

  • create more attractive and accessible 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 to the street and increased efficiency
  • work with the community so they have input into their local area

Residents of Kays Ave East originally asked Council to investigate works that would reduce flooding in their street. This resulted in a partnership between Council and the Riverside Crescent Subcatchment Working Group that will address a whole range of local issues: drainage, water quality, biodiversity, access and mobility and the look and feel of the place.

What will the works achieve?

The works will

  • filter and absorb stormwater through a rain garden 
  • increase the amount of greening for habitat and biodiversity in the area
  • improve access for pedestrians and cyclists along the railway line and increase links to Dulwich Hill Station
  • create a greatly improved look and feel for Kays Avenue East

The plan

The proposed works include a rain garden (a garden that filters and treats water) and a swale and cycle/pedestrian path in the lane. Works are scheduled to be built over 2014.

As part of the project, Council is forming a working group of local residents to work with Council on:

  • the design of the rain garden, swale, cycle/pedestrian path and garden areas
  • the look and function of the spaces
  • the resolution of drainage to reduce flooding
  • keeping all residents and the community informed and involved in what’s happening in your street

How to participate

Contact us to let us know if you are interested in joining the working group or join us for all or any of the following:

  • Community site visit on Monday 25 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Drop in to meet the team and chat about the laneway makeover.
  • Community Design Workshop – Thursday 28 November 6pm to 8pm at Marrickville West Primary School to work through options and develop a draft concept design.
  • Community Site Meeting to finalise design - date to be confirmed. We will walk you through the options on site and agree on the final design.
  • Community Planting Day – following construction - date to be confirmed. Join your friends and neighbours for a planting day.

Can’t make the meetings and want to tell us your thoughts?

  • Have your say on the feedback form. Tell us about the lane and how you would like it to look.