Public Domain Study

Join our Public Domain study!

Marrickville's public spaces are the heart of our community. Our Community Strategic Plan envisages that in 2023 "innovative urban planning protects the character and heritage of the area. Public spaces are enticing, clean and well maintained, lively and accessible, with a street life that connects the community and welcomes visitors.”







What is the 'public domain'?

  • streets
  • lanes
  • footpaths
  • verges
  • public plazas
  • public squares

What is not part of the 'public domain'?

  • parks
  • private land

We are using what you've already told us, field studies, and further input from the community still to come, to create an overall strategy and detailed plans for some of the village centres in the Marrickville Local Government Area and for laneways. See the Village Centres Location map here

Where are we now in the project?


What engagement have we done so far?

  • Community workshops were held in June 2014
  • Project outlines and Public Domain Master Plans for different village centres were displayed at the 2013 Marrickville Festival and the 2014 Dulwich Hill Festival
  • These master plans were further developed and presented at the Public Domain Master Plan Display Roadshows in November 2014 


Have your say (using the submission forms below)

Council is seeking feedback on three aspects of the Public Domain Study

1. Strategies and design principles

2. Connectivity

3. Centre Master Plans


1. Strategies and design principles

The four public domain strategies and design principles are:

  • Placemaking - Reveal Character and Reinforce identity

  • Sustainability - Green the street and Promote sustainability

  • Connectivity - Improve getting around by foot and bike

  • Liveability - Enhance amenity and Encourage activation


Read more here

The study would like to know

a) Do you agree with the four strategies / design principles?

b) Which strategy/design principle is most important to you? Tell us why

c) Is there a principle you don’t agree with? Tell us why


2. Connectivity

The study would like to know

a) If there was one major walking route in the Marrickville local government area that you would like to see created, where would it be and why?  - Describe route? (To and  from).

b) What are the important routes that connect around your centre? Describe route (To and from).

c) Is there anything that interrupts your walk or makes it difficult to walk through the Marrickville local government area or around your centre?” Give location and describe issue.


3. Public Domain Master Plans of the village centres.

Click here to see the plans 

The study would like to know

1. Which village centre you are commenting on

2. Do the structure plans; initiatives and ideas/proposals, listed in the plans for the village centre reflect what you would like to see happen in that place? If not please explain why and what your priorities would be.

3. Any other comments on public domain issues?



Have your say (using the submission forms below)

Join our Public Domain study!

Marrickville's public spaces are the heart of our community. Our Community Strategic Plan envisages that in 2023 "innovative urban planning protects the character and heritage of the area. Public spaces are enticing, clean and well maintained, lively and accessible, with a street life that connects the community and welcomes visitors.”







What is the 'public domain'?

  • streets
  • lanes
  • footpaths
  • verges
  • public plazas
  • public squares

What is not part of the 'public domain'?

  • parks
  • private land

We are using what you've already told us, field studies, and further input from the community still to come, to create an overall strategy and detailed plans for some of the village centres in the Marrickville Local Government Area and for laneways. See the Village Centres Location map here

Where are we now in the project?


What engagement have we done so far?

  • Community workshops were held in June 2014
  • Project outlines and Public Domain Master Plans for different village centres were displayed at the 2013 Marrickville Festival and the 2014 Dulwich Hill Festival
  • These master plans were further developed and presented at the Public Domain Master Plan Display Roadshows in November 2014 


Have your say (using the submission forms below)

Council is seeking feedback on three aspects of the Public Domain Study

1. Strategies and design principles

2. Connectivity

3. Centre Master Plans


1. Strategies and design principles

The four public domain strategies and design principles are:

  • Placemaking - Reveal Character and Reinforce identity

  • Sustainability - Green the street and Promote sustainability

  • Connectivity - Improve getting around by foot and bike

  • Liveability - Enhance amenity and Encourage activation


Read more here

The study would like to know

a) Do you agree with the four strategies / design principles?

b) Which strategy/design principle is most important to you? Tell us why

c) Is there a principle you don’t agree with? Tell us why


2. Connectivity

The study would like to know

a) If there was one major walking route in the Marrickville local government area that you would like to see created, where would it be and why?  - Describe route? (To and  from).

b) What are the important routes that connect around your centre? Describe route (To and from).

c) Is there anything that interrupts your walk or makes it difficult to walk through the Marrickville local government area or around your centre?” Give location and describe issue.


3. Public Domain Master Plans of the village centres.

Click here to see the plans 

The study would like to know

1. Which village centre you are commenting on

2. Do the structure plans; initiatives and ideas/proposals, listed in the plans for the village centre reflect what you would like to see happen in that place? If not please explain why and what your priorities would be.

3. Any other comments on public domain issues?



Have your say (using the submission forms below)

  • CLOSED: This engagement has concluded

    1. Strategies and design principles submission form Trim 14/SF846

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This engagement has concluded.

    2. Connectivity submission form. Trim 14/SF846

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This engagement has concluded.

    3. Public Domain Master Plans of the village centres submission form. Trim 14/SF846

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    What happens next?

    - February 2015 -  report to Council on the public engagement
    - June 2015 - project completion

    If you provide your email address in the submission form we will keep you informed of the process.

    Complete Form