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Hogan Avenue and Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham - improving your street

Council will soon begin upgrading the footpaths in Hogan Avenue and Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham. 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
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

Download the plan here

The footpaths will be constructed in the next financial year, subjectContinue reading

Council will soon begin upgrading the footpaths in Hogan Avenue and Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham. 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
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption within the street providing increased efficiency.


The plan

Download the plan here

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 southern side of Hogan Avenue with a new footpath and grass verge;
  • replace the damaged footpath in Hogan Avenue near fuel station;
  • reduce the fuel station driveways to provide two additional on-street parking spaces;
  • construct a new footpath, grass verge and replace damaged driveways on the western side of Unwins Bridge Road;
  • plant four new trees;
  • reconstruct the kerbs on Unwins Bridge Road and Hogan Avenue;
  • 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 – see photo adjacent for typical example;
  • 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 Friday 28 April 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 Friday 28 April 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(External link)


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 Friday 28 of April 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.