Pearl Street, Newtown - improving your street


Council will soon begin upgrading the footpaths in Pearl Street Newtown. Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Planning for the natural environment and infrastructure, like streets and lanes, will take place concurrently so that Council can:

  • help people move about easily
  • create more attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through best practice water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • co-ordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

The plans for the street are split into two parts

Download Plan A

Download Plan B

The footpaths will be constructed in the next financial year, subject to final funding allocations. As part of the work, Council will:

  • replace the footpath on western side of Pearl Street with a new footpath
  • provide kerb extension and three new pram ramps to align with opposite kerb ramps at Little Commodore St intersection
  • replace damaged footpath on the eastern side of Pearl Street
  • continue the footpath to the lane near Wells Street
  • plant new trees and replace damaged trees
  • expand the pits around all existing and new street trees, to create verges filled with leaf mulch. The tree pits will be trapezium shaped to make the footpath more accessible
  • repair any damaged existing private stormwater lines leading from your property (between the front boundary and gutter) within the area of work
  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden around the tree pits
  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street (see below)
  • send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing.


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 Wednesday 31 May 2017

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 Wednesday 31 May 2017

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


Driveways - who does what?

Under Section 218 of the Roads Act 1993, the property owner is responsible for a driveway and is liable for all construction and maintenance costs from property boundary to the road. As part of Council’s works we will repair sections of driveways, which have been damaged due to a utility service restoration or a Council tree. Any other damage to a driveway is the responsibility of the property owner.


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Wednesday 31 May 2017 if you are interested in:

  • making comment on the design or other elements of the street

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


Enquiries

Please contact Sam Sritharan Civil Engineer Investigation and Design on 9335 2238.

Council will soon begin upgrading the footpaths in Pearl Street Newtown. Council is focusing on people and the places they live. Planning for the natural environment and infrastructure, like streets and lanes, will take place concurrently so that Council can:

  • help people move about easily
  • create more attractive places for people to live
  • contribute to a healthy environment through best practice water, tree, and biodiversity management
  • co-ordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

The plans for the street are split into two parts

Download Plan A

Download Plan B

The footpaths will be constructed in the next financial year, subject to final funding allocations. As part of the work, Council will:

  • replace the footpath on western side of Pearl Street with a new footpath
  • provide kerb extension and three new pram ramps to align with opposite kerb ramps at Little Commodore St intersection
  • replace damaged footpath on the eastern side of Pearl Street
  • continue the footpath to the lane near Wells Street
  • plant new trees and replace damaged trees
  • expand the pits around all existing and new street trees, to create verges filled with leaf mulch. The tree pits will be trapezium shaped to make the footpath more accessible
  • repair any damaged existing private stormwater lines leading from your property (between the front boundary and gutter) within the area of work
  • work with residents who are interested in creating and maintaining a landscaped verge garden around the tree pits
  • coordinate any replacement or repairs you may wish to make to your driveway (if you have one) while contractors are working in your street (see below)
  • send you notice of the works and more information prior to works commencing.


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 Wednesday 31 May 2017

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 Wednesday 31 May 2017

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


Driveways - who does what?

Under Section 218 of the Roads Act 1993, the property owner is responsible for a driveway and is liable for all construction and maintenance costs from property boundary to the road. As part of Council’s works we will repair sections of driveways, which have been damaged due to a utility service restoration or a Council tree. Any other damage to a driveway is the responsibility of the property owner.


What happens next?

Get in touch with Council using the form below before Wednesday 31 May 2017 if you are interested in:

  • making comment on the design or other elements of the street

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


Enquiries

Please contact Sam Sritharan Civil Engineer Investigation and Design on 9335 2238.

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