Northwood Street, Camperdown - streetscape upgrade

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Council will soon begin a streetscape upgrade in Northwood Street, Camperdown. Northwood Street is a beautiful, distinctive street with many mature fig trees, however tree roots have caused damage to the adjacent footpaths.

The design for upgrade combines best practice tree management and infrastructure methods so that Council can:

  • Improve accessibility

  • create attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through improved water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption to the street


The plan

The proposed upgrade will be constructed this financial year, download the plans of the proposed works here -

Plan 1

Plan 2


As part of the work, Council will:

  • remove existing damaged footpath in most of the street and construct wide landscaped areas in front of properties

  • construct access to properties using porous paths from the new concrete pavement footpath to avoid damaging the tree roots

  • retain the existing healthy street trees and remove any that are at end-of-life, replacing them with suitable species, in line with Council’s Street Tree Masterplan and plant some new trees

  • upgrade the storm water drainage system

  • create a rain garden near the intersection with Salisbury Road

  • retain existing parking permit conditions for residents

  • create new angle car parking and motorbike parking in certain locations to minimise the loss of parking spaces, total loss of street parking by only three spaces

  • expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges filled with a combination of crushed sandstone and landscaping– this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage

  • provide landscaped sections of the verge (“civic” gardens maintained by Council) which will be planted with hardy, low-maintenance local native grasses, groundcovers and sedges. Council wants to hear from you if you would like to maintain your own verge garden

  • repair any private stormwater lines leading from your property to the gutter within the area of work

  • replace any old or damaged street signs

  • 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 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 October 2014

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 31 October 2014

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


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Friday 31 October if you are interested in:

• making comment on the design or other elements of the street - see plan 1 here and plan 2 here

• creating and maintaining a new verge garden/s in your street

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Senior Engineer Investigations and Designs Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.


Promoting sustainable transport in the Marrickville Local Government Area

Marrickville Council promotes sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Strategic Plan, and the Integrated Transport Strategy.

The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.

Council will soon begin a streetscape upgrade in Northwood Street, Camperdown. Northwood Street is a beautiful, distinctive street with many mature fig trees, however tree roots have caused damage to the adjacent footpaths.

The design for upgrade combines best practice tree management and infrastructure methods so that Council can:

  • Improve accessibility

  • create attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through improved water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption to the street


The plan

The proposed upgrade will be constructed this financial year, download the plans of the proposed works here -

Plan 1

Plan 2


As part of the work, Council will:

  • remove existing damaged footpath in most of the street and construct wide landscaped areas in front of properties

  • construct access to properties using porous paths from the new concrete pavement footpath to avoid damaging the tree roots

  • retain the existing healthy street trees and remove any that are at end-of-life, replacing them with suitable species, in line with Council’s Street Tree Masterplan and plant some new trees

  • upgrade the storm water drainage system

  • create a rain garden near the intersection with Salisbury Road

  • retain existing parking permit conditions for residents

  • create new angle car parking and motorbike parking in certain locations to minimise the loss of parking spaces, total loss of street parking by only three spaces

  • expand the pits around all street trees, as marked on site, to create verges filled with a combination of crushed sandstone and landscaping– this is a permeable surface that provides better growing conditions for the trees and reduces further footpath damage

  • provide landscaped sections of the verge (“civic” gardens maintained by Council) which will be planted with hardy, low-maintenance local native grasses, groundcovers and sedges. Council wants to hear from you if you would like to maintain your own verge garden

  • repair any private stormwater lines leading from your property to the gutter within the area of work

  • replace any old or damaged street signs

  • 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 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 October 2014

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 31 October 2014

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


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Friday 31 October if you are interested in:

• making comment on the design or other elements of the street - see plan 1 here and plan 2 here

• creating and maintaining a new verge garden/s in your street

For specific enquiries about this project contact Council’s Senior Engineer Investigations and Designs Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.


Promoting sustainable transport in the Marrickville Local Government Area

Marrickville Council promotes sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Strategic Plan, and the Integrated Transport Strategy.

The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.

  • What happens to my submission?

    All comments made will be taken into consideration by Council prior to finalising the plans for the makeover.

    If you are interested in creating and maintaining a verge garden, a Council Officer will contact you about the next steps in that process.


    What happens to my submission?

    All comments made will be taken into consideration by Council prior to finalising the plans for the makeover.

    If you are interested in creating and maintaining a verge garden, a Council Officer will contact you about the next steps in that process.


    Thank you for your submission. This engagement is now closed.