Kays Ave Living Lane

This project has been completed. 

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

Council is working with residents to improve the laneway between Kays Avenue East and Albermarle Street in Dulwich Hill. The laneway design is currently being finalised, and will go out to tender for construction.

Construction is expected to commence in early 2015.

The laneway makeover includes:

  • Rain gardens to reduce flooding and filter stormwater so that it is clean before it flows to the river
  • New bike path linking Albermarle Street and School Parade
  • Landscaping
  • Removal of weed tress and new trees planted
  • New additional parking in Kays Avenue

After construction there will be a community planting day.

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

Council is working with residents to improve the laneway between Kays Avenue East and Albermarle Street in Dulwich Hill. The laneway design is currently being finalised, and will go out to tender for construction.

Construction is expected to commence in early 2015.

The laneway makeover includes:

  • Rain gardens to reduce flooding and filter stormwater so that it is clean before it flows to the river
  • New bike path linking Albermarle Street and School Parade
  • Landscaping
  • Removal of weed tress and new trees planted
  • New additional parking in Kays Avenue

After construction there will be a community planting day.

Council and local residents came together at Marrickville Public School for a laneway design workshop in November 2013.  Everyone got creative about what they would like the lane to look and feel like.  The group agreed that they wanted:

  1. More trees and shade
  2. Improved stormwater control and reduced flooding
  3. More rubbish bins
  4. More vegetation to increase biodiversity (especially birds)
  5. Better lighting at night
  6. Keep the turning circle at the end of Kays Ave East
  7. Replace the bollards

These elements will be incorporated into a couple of design options which will be posted on this page soon. The landscaping will incude water senstive urban design elements that will treat stormwater to make sure it is clean before it drains to the Cooks River.  At the Community Site Meeting on 6th March 2014, the designs will be finalised with input from community members.

Thank you for your email regarding Kays Avenue East Albermarle Street Living Lane.  Please be advised that the preliminary design phase is now complete and it will be difficult to make any major changes to the design at this stage. If you wish to be involved in the project please email me at water@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.

Regards 

Claire Hanley

Senior Environment Officer

Water and Catchments

Ph: 9335 2062

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