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Clr Gardiner has asked the following interesting questions in a Notice of Motion for tomorrow night’s Marrickville Council Meeting. Note: I have not included all the questions. Bold is Council’s answer. –
“Please outline what steps have been taken to determine what the disposal costs are likely to be should the removal of 300-500mm of soil & existing drainage & irrigation systems be necessary in the proposed installation of artificial turf at Arlington Reserve.
Soil testing is being undertaken to determine the likely waste classification of any excavated material which will influence disposal costs. The results will be included in the tender documentation of the ‘design & construction’ contract to enable pricing at the time of tender.
Please advise what steps have been taken to determine if water drainage from Arlington Reserve will be connected to the Sydney Water stormwater system & the likely costs of such connection.
Drainage requirements including the need to provide a new connection to the Sydney Water system have not as yet been determined. This will be determined during the detailed design phase.
Please advise what inquiries have been made regarding the ongoing maintenance & repair costs of an artificial turf surface at Arlington Oval. What specialist machinery will be required & what is the likely cost of such machinery?
In preparing the Arlington report presented to Council on 19 February advice was sought from operators of similar synthetic fields installed in Sydney & a supplier as to the indicative maintenance requirements. These inquiries indicated that an annual maintenance cost of approximately $25,000 per year can be expected. The estimated capital cost of a specialist grooming machine required as part of the ongoing maintenance is approximately $50,000. Alternatively specialised maintenance could be outsourced.
Please advise why Council would assume costs of accreditation to FIFA 1 Star of an artificial turf surface at Arlington.
FIFA standards provide two levels of playing surface certification. FIFA 1 Star is intended for community & municipal use generally at club level whilst FIFA 2 Star accreditation is intended for professional level. Specifying FIFA 1 Star, at least at the initial construction phase, is considered essential to ensure an acceptable quality of workmanship, surface quality & durability is delivered by the contractor suitable for intended use.
Please advise if a formal heritage assessment of the Arlington Reserve has been undertaken, if not when will such an assessment be conducted?
A formal heritage assessment is not proposed for this project as Arlington Reserve is not a listed heritage item under the Marrickville LEP. It is intended that heritage impacts would however be assessed as part of the Review of Environmental Factors.
Please advise the current status of the Assessment of Significance of the Arlington Reserve under Section 5a of EP&A Act & s94 of the TSC Act.
A Threatened Species assessment is currently being undertaken. The findings will be incorporated into the overall Review of Environmental Factors for the project which is yet to commence.”
I find Council’s answers very interesting. I am shocked to learn that Arlington Reserve is not listed as a heritage item & receiving protection under the LEP. I would have thought that with its special history & lovely infrastructure, it would have made the grade.
The Dictionary of Sydney says the following about Arlington Reserve – “Arlington Oval, once several deep disused brick pits, was filled in & converted to recreational use in 1932. During the 1938 British Empire Games, women athletes competed at Arlington Oval.” See – http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/dulwich_hill
I am also surprised that a Threatened Species Assessment has not been completed before saying yes to covering the playing field with synthetic turf. This area is known to have Long-nosed Bandicoots, which are on the endangered species list. Currently the rail line in The Greenway is being worked on & soon work will commence on the Light Rail Station directly opposite Arlington Reserve. You just need to look over the bridge to see that habitat has been destroyed (it is unavoidable), so wildlife will be elsewhere until this area is revegetated & quiet again. Bandicoots like to forage in open fields so I would expect Arlington Oval to be a regular place to dine for them.
Apparently Marrickville Council have said that they will only work on one area at a time in Bandicoot areas. Well this is technically correct, as NSW Transport is the other agency, but two areas of habitat so close to each other must put a strain on the Bandicoots.
These are great questions from Clr Gardiner allowing the community to have more information than what was previously available.
There is considerable disquiet in the Dulwich Hill community regarding the installation of synthetic turf at Arlington Recreation Reserve. Marrickville Councillors debated the issue on 20th November 2012. See – http://bit.ly/TnDEX5 The issue returned to the Council Meeting on 6th December 2012 with a unanimous vote for a report presenting all the facts to be prepared & return to Council in February 2013.
to go ahead with installing synthetic turf. There was large representation at these Council Meetings – from the clubs who wanted synthetic turf & from the community who didn’t. See – http://bit.ly/TICPY1 On 19th February 2013, the issue was again debated in the Council Meeting. The vote was 6 for – 6 against, with Mayor Macri, who raised the motion, using his casting vote to carry the motion.
The ‘Save Arlington Reserve Group,’ formed by residents in 2009 is continuing their campaign to stop synthetic turf from being installed, this time at the budgetary decision level.
Marrickville Council plans to spend $1,055 million on Arlington Recreation Reserve, which alarmingly totals 31% of the total yearly budget for parks for the entire Marrickville municipality. That is – almost one third of spending money will be used on Arlington Recreational Reserve. $1,435,172 has already been spent on Arlington Recreation Reserve from 2009 – 2013.
Save Arlington Reserve Group has other concerns about the use of synthetic turf at this location. You can read more here – http://on.fb.me/18N0NbP. If you can help with the campaign contact – email@example.com. This post on the Save Arlington Reserve website goes into detail regarding their concerns & objections about the cost of installing synthetic turf – http://bit.ly/14rBp8b. This page also has a link to where you can send a submission to Marrickville Council. The deadline for submissions is Monday 27th May 2013.
There are strong concerns for the Brush Box, Gum trees & the row of Jacaranda trees growing close to the paying field. All add significantly to the beauty of this Reserve. It is known that leaves that fall on synthetic turf cause the surface to rot & the playing field will need to be vacuumed regularly to prevent this from happening. All these trees drop copious amounts of leaves & the Jacarandas are deciduous. They also drop thousands of purple flowers. It is felt that the cost of removing leaves & flowers will be seen as prohibitive & will result in tree removal later on.
I would imagine that a barrier would need to be constructed to stop the mulch around the Jacarandas & some of the Gums from coming onto the playing field. That or concrete the mulched area.
Williams Parade, which runs alongside the Reserve, is lined with tall London Plane trees & it looks fabulous. However, these trees are also deciduous & the wind brings many of these leaves into Arlington Recreation Reserve. It makes sense that some of these will blow onto the synthetic playing field adding to the natural material that will need to be removed.
Council has also said that if tree roots encroach on the synthetic turf playing field, the trees will need to be removed.
Synthetic turf is made from petroleum products & frequently contains heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, zinc, chromium, copper & sulphur. Heavy metals will never break down & they will enter the soil & the local environment.
Biodiversity does not just concern that which lives or grows above the ground. Playing fields are great places for birds to source food, both above & below the ground. Last week I watched numerous native birds hunting for food on the playing field, including four Kookaburras & I don’t see these birds often. If the playing field is covered with synthetic turf, it is highly likely that the territorial birds will not survive.
Marrickville Council has acknowledged that the Urban Habitat Mosaic needs to be increased. It does not make sense to cover one of our few areas of biodiversity with plastic grass.
Detergents & chemicals will be used on a regular basis to clean the synthetic turf. All this liquid will have to go somewhere. If it goes into the ground around the playing field it will likely affect the trees & also make its way down to the Cooks River. It was Marrickville Council who taught me that suburbs that appear a long way from the Cooks River actually do bring stormwater & whatever comes with it to the river. The artificial turf will also need to be sprayed with weed killer.
Despite some Marrickville Councillors giving assurances that the Reserve will be kept open for the community to use, it is usually locked, except when there is a game on. Therefore the community will be paying almost one third of the budget for parks for a green space that they cannot access unless there is a game on. The community wants to be able to use this green space when it is quiet as well. It is closed off from the road, something that is rare in Marrickville LGA. Should the community be losing green space when Marrickville LGA already has the least green space in Australia?
Something that concerned me is the use of geo-textile material on the large area of garden beds. I presume the geo-textile has been used to prevent soil erosion & prevent weed growth. I imagine it will do this successfully.
My concerns are that the geo-textile acts as a barrier for birds, insects, lizards, Bandicoots & other ground-feeding creatures to access food from the garden area. The geo-textile also has a string webbing through it & I am concerned that as it breaks down the string will get caught around the toes & feet of birds causing potentially serious injuries & for many, a slow death. Perhaps this won’t happen because the wildlife will quickly learn that accessing food sources from the soil is impossible here. Either way, another green area has been lost as a foraging area for wildlife.
Council has planted new trees to replace the ones they removed. These were drooping last week. They have also planted Ivy & Hibbertia scandens, a native vine with yellow flowers that is used in the municipality as ground cover. My friend who came with me asked why Council did not try to hide the ugly perimeter wall by planting Grevillias & other attractive shrubs that would provide cover & be a food source for birds. I could only agree.
I came across a small garden along the back of a couple of properties in Dulwich Hill & was lucky enough to speak to the people who created this. They said that the space along the fence line used to be ugly & was full of asthma weed, so they decided to pull out the weeds & plant the space.
Apparently all the plants were sourced from their garden or were donations from friends & neighbours. I like this idea of sharing plants & cuttings.
Apart from some mulch, no money was spent creating this. As small as the space is, I think it looks terrific. Others must like it as well as preparation gardening is visible further along the lane.
Believe it or not, research has shown that this kind of greening of spaces also lowers crime in the community.
A February 2013 article about research from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA asked – Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? –
- “found that well-maintained vegetation lowered the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery & burglary, in urban neighborhoods.”
- “If you see well-maintained window boxes, gardens, lawns & community spaces it gives the impression of a stable, healthy community — people are watching out for that neighborhood.”
- “….rather than decreasing vegetation as a crime deterrent, their study provides evidence that cities should be exploring increasing maintained green spaces.” See - http://bit.ly/Z6o3vz
It’s the small things that can make a neighbourhood somewhere nice to live & greenery is a major factor. Now we know that removing weeds & adding a few plants to traditionally neglected areas has a measurable impact on community safety. Other recent research has shown that green spaces also increases happiness in the community.
We could be embracing these spaces that connect to where we live instead of living surrounded by weeds & litter & we have much to benefit from as a community by doing so. I am always happy when I see a garden of any size in public space & I doubt that I am alone in this.
Last week I had a wonderful experience. I was invited for afternoon tea & to see a Jacaranda tree living in a Dulwich Hill back garden. I expected to see a beautiful tree & I did, except it was ten times more beautiful that I imagined it would be. I literally held my breath for a moment when I first set eyes on it.
It stood, two separate trunks of the one tree towards the back left of the around 200-square-metre back garden. Thick undulating boughs spread to cover almost all of the garden area – a rolling mountainous wave of lacy vibrant green.
In springtime it is covered in blue-purple coloured flowers & when they drop they form a carpet on the lawn. I can’t wait to see that & the good thing is, they will let me visit again so I can post an update photo or two.
The tree is 130-years-old, so it would have been planted around 1882-1883. That is quite something if you think about it, especially as European settlement only happened in 1788.
The tree lives in what was once the Gelding Estate. The Dictionary of Sydney says – “Until the early years of the twentieth century, Dulwich Hill was mainly an area of orchards, market gardens & nurseries. Gelding’s Victoria Nursery on Old Canterbury Road was one of the largest until it was subdivided in the 1890s for housing.” See - http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/dulwich_hill
Nothing is known about the tree, except for its age, though it doesn’t take too much to assume that this tree was originally part of Gelding’s Victoria Nursery & retained when housing was built.
The tree has had only two owners before the current ones since the area became housing & the last owner lived here for 90-years. Longevity of ownership certainly helps keep trees.
I have never seen such a beautiful tree outside of a Botanical Garden or somewhere like Centennial Park. It was certainly not the kind of tree I expected to see in an Inner West property. Incredibly, the Jacaranda is not visible from the street & it would be quite a pleasant shock if you walked out their back door not expecting to see such an amazing tree.
The owners are enormously fortunate & they know it, which is wonderful & heart-warming to a tree-lover like myself. I heard not a single complaint about their tree. The owners love their tree & want to do everything possible to keep it well & healthy. Already they have employed an Arborist to assess the tree’s health & current needs & intend to do such health checkups in the future.
Fortunately their neighbours also love & appreciate the tree. It could have been very different as a couple of branches cascade over their fence shading part of their back garden. Many would not tolerate this & would have quietly dealt with the situation by poisoning the tree or forcing them to the Land & Environment Court seeking its removal. What a tragedy that would be.
Apart from the tree’s astounding beauty & age, there were a couple of things that struck me about living with a tree whose canopy covers more than three-quarters of the garden.
1. You can grow vegetables. They have a vegetable garden situated near the tree at the back of the property. Initially there was some concern that they would not be able to grow herbs & vegetables because of the shade, but this has proven not to be a problem. Their vegetables & herbs looked great, but I was told this is the beginning of a new crop & the plot can look far more lush & leafy. I have used a photo taken at the end of last seasons growing.
In fact, their vegetable garden is growing better than my neighbour’s garden, which receives full sun. My neighbour was growing 95% of her vegetables & herbs for the past 45-years, but over the last three years is having trouble. She says the heat & weather changes are burning her plants, especially the young seedlings & limiting what she can grow. The plants also require more water & daily to remain alive. So perhaps climate change is having an impact on the way we grow vegetables & dappled shade is no longer an obstacle.
2. Like the vegetable garden, the lawn is not suffering at all either & we know lawns can be highly temperamental.
Seeing this tree had me wondering – how many other old & significant trees do we have growing in private gardens across the eleven suburbs that make up Marrickville municipality? I have no idea, but I would love to find out.
If you have a significant tree, can you send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org - & let me know. I’d love to see it.
Tree number 1: Marrickville Council has given post notification of emergency street tree removal – a Narrow-leaved Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) at the corner of Consett Street & Hercules Street Dulwich Hill. This tree was included in Marrickville Council’s list of street trees proposed for removal.
They gave the following reason –
- “Failure of the structural root plate with a visible increasing lean towards power lines & roadway.”
Council says they will replace with a Sydney Red Gum (Angophora costata) during 2013 planting season.
Tree number 2: a Narrow-leaved Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) opposite 22 Keith Street Dulwich Hill. This tree is not included in Marrickville Council’s list of street trees proposed for removal. The tree next door at number 20 is proposed for removal.
They gave the following reason –
- “Tree is dead & leaning over roadway.”
Council says they will replace with a Weeping Lillypilly (Waterhousia floribunda) during 2013 planting season.
The tree was dead & needs to be removed. I appreciate that Council used sticky tape instead of nails to fix the notification of removal sign.
Submissions can be sent to Marrickville Council at email@example.com or phone to speak to the Tree Asset Officer on 8595 2434.
Last weekend Council staff, Mayor Macri, Clr Haylen & Clr Brooks joined the residents of Lincoln Street Dulwich Hill to plant street trees in newly created verge gardens. As far as I am aware, this is the first of four streets that are being turned into sustainable streets this year by Marrickville Council. One day I hope there will be 400 sustainable streets & that verge gardens are the norm across Marrickville LGA.
We went down to Lincoln Street last night to have a look. It’s a great improvement. Marrickville Council have removed concrete & created 17 new verge gardens on both sides of the street. There was already one verge garden on the corner, making 18 in total. Marrickville Council donated some native grasses & there are some new street trees as well. The community planted these together last weekend. In time the street will look greener & the residents will have a much nicer environment.
The benefits of verge gardens are too many to dismiss their positive impact on the urban environment. Verge gardens often allow street trees to be planted & they cool down the area by adding much needed shade. Even with no street tree, a verge garden cools down the area by reducing the urban heat island effect.
They can add significant beauty depending on what you plant in them. I’ve seen some stunning verge gardens around Marrickville municipality. They can attract & support wildlife too, again depending on what you plant in them.
Verge gardens also help capture stormwater, which is very important in helping keep the Cooks River clean & helping the wildlife that lives in & around the river. This captured stormwater also helps water street trees that often struggle in a concrete & bitumen environment.
Verge gardens also contribute greatly to stopping dumping & littering. Graffiti taggers usually don’t tag when an area looks pretty.
Verge gardens most definitely increase property values because of the beauty they bring & their presence sends a clear message that the neighbourhood is cared for. I have wondered whether they decrease crime because there is often someone out on the street gardening doing passive surveillance.
Our experience is that you get to know your neighbourhood when you have a verge garden as almost everyone likes to stop & have a chat about the garden. Verge gardens bring communities together & this is always a good thing in this day & age where people often don’t know their neighbours. If the street is full of verge gardens like Lincoln Street, they help create a close-knit community where people work for the betterment of all.
You can contact Marrickville Council to ask that your street be transformed into a sustainable street.
Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ website has information on sustainable streets as well as a downloadable Guideline & Checklist for starting verge gardens. This document is very informative & takes you through all the steps to ensure that your verge garden doesn’t cause problems for vehicles or pedestrians. It is important to follow procedures so that you don’t inadvertently dig through water pipes or telephone cables, as you will be the one liable for the repair costs. – http://yoursaymarrickville.com.au/sustainablestreets
If you would like to create a verge garden outside your property, but it is fence to kerb concrete, you can now pay Marrickville Council to remove the concrete for you. They will do all the work necessary to ensure there is no infrastructure underneath, cut out & take the concrete away & fill the new verge garden with compost allowing you to plant immediately. Their current charge for doing this is $170 per square metre. To organize this you need to contact the Sustainable Streets Officer at Marrickville Council.
My own experience is that I always feel good coming home because the first thing I notice is our verge gardens. From being lawn that was constantly used as a dumping ground for the area’s dated household goods, it is now a thriving patch of beauty that has brought many species of native birds to live here. Seeing it always makes me feel happy. Then I go inside where housework waits.
As soon as you enter into Riverside Crescent from Wardell Road you can see the new verge gardens. This kind of depaving is marvelous & makes an immediately positive impact on the streetscape. Almost one side of a corner property has had concrete removed & four large verge gardens installed. All allow easy access to the footpath from the street.
Native grasses have been planted around the edges, with native plants that look to be small shrubs & groundcovers planted in the middle of the garden beds. I will be interested to see how this looks in 12-months time when everything has grown.
One of the plants still had the label attached. It was a Plebalium squamulosum, also known as Scaly Phebalium or Forest Phebalium. This is a native plant endemic to Eastern Australia & spring flowering. What is nice about this plant is that it is taller than groundcover so it will have a visual impact. Much better than looking at just woodchip. You can read about this plant here – http://bit.ly/Xx04bP
Three new Weeping Lilly Pilly trees (Waterhousea floribunda) have been planted to complement another Weeping Lilly Pilly that was already there. There are no powerlines on this side of the street so these trees should be able to grow into their wonderful round canopy. These trees reach a good height so will also provide much needed shade as well as significantly green up the streetscape. Their dense foliage will also provide habitat & their flowers & fruit will provide food for wildlife. I certainly wouldn’t mind having this tree outside my property if there were no powerlines.
I thought the verge gardens looked great. They had a larger variety of plants than I have seen in a Council verge project. I hope that this is continued further up & down Riverside Crescent. They have large footpaths here that could benefit from depaving.
Well done Marrickville Council. Let’s hope verge gardens spread like a virus around Marrickville LGA.
At the Marrickville Council Meeting of the 20th November 2012 the ‘Tree Management: Inventory, Master Plan & Policy Framework’ was debated. You can read about this Meeting & the outcome here – http://bit.ly/TfbwnW
In that meeting Marrickville Council was seeking permission to chop down 1,590 street trees that were dead, dying or nearing their Safe Useful Life Expectancy as identified by the recently completed Tree Inventory. You can read a summary of the Tree Inventory here – http://bit.ly/PURYpe
For tonight’s Council Meeting of 4th December 2012 Clrs Ellsmore & Phillips put a ‘Question on Notice’ to Council. It reads, “Of the 1590 street trees identified for removal in the Street Tree Audit Report, in relation to each individual tree, what is the:
- Location, including street number, suburb & ward;
- Approximate height & size of the canopy;
- Reason for the proposed removal;
- Maintenance options other than removal investigated;
- Any other information provided to Council through the recent tree audit.”
This information is very important for the community to know & to have access to. It is our urban forest & the removal of 1,590 street trees, many of them taller trees, will have a substantial impact on the streetscapes of Marrickville LGA. Many streets will lose multiple street trees.
Relevant also is that every year Marrickville Council usually plants on average between 430-500 new trees per year. The planned tree loss is equal to or more than 3-years tree planting.
Already 47% of the urban forest of Marrickville municipality has been lost. It is not a certainty that the replacement trees will survive. As yet, Marrickville Council has nothing more in place to increase the survival rates of new tree plantings than watering twice a week for 12-weeks. After this short period the tree has to survive on its own.
Most of the trees to be removed in the list supplied by Council are grouped in suburbs, but many others are scattered around the document. I have tried my best to find all the trees & have listed the streets in alphabetical order for easier viewing. Although I have checked, there are bound to be mistakes. The original document can be downloaded here - http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/BridgeDownload/ITEM+21+ATTACHMENT+2+-+EXTRACT+FROM+STREET+TREE+INVENTORY+PREPARED+BY+HOMEWOOD+CONSULTING.PDF?s=2120557471,docID=78893.12
For brevity I have not included the species or the height of the trees to be removed. This information, plus more can be found in the above document. I have listed the street, followed by the house number the tree is nearest, finishing with the total number of street trees to be removed from that street in bold. At some addresses, more than one street tree will be removed. These are in brackets.
For the suburb of Dulwich Hill the following street trees are marked for removal. –
- Abergeldie Street: 13, 36, 39, 48, 76 – 5 trees
- Arlington Street: 9, 46 – 2 trees
- Beach Road: 27, 28, 43, 185 – 4 trees
- Blairgowrie Street: 167, 169 – 2 trees
- Cannonbury Grove: 22, 26, 34, 37, 38, 52, 54, 57, 76 – 9 trees
- Challis Avenue: 17, 21, 23, 28, 36 – 5 trees
- Channel Street: 8,10, 14 – 3 trees
- Clargo Street: 1, 4, 14 – 3 trees
- Cobar Street: 8, 18 – 2 trees
- Consett Street: 42 – 1 tree
- Constitution Road: 137, 139, 147, 151 – 4 trees
- Davis Street: 6, 8, 79 – 3 trees
- Denison Road: 115-117, 133 (x 3 trees), 151, 168, 219, corner New Canterbury Road – 8 trees
- Dixson Avenue: 7, 31, 32, 36, 53, 285 – 6 trees
- Dulwich Street: 38 – 1 tree
- Durham Street: 2, 9, 13, 15, 19, 23, 26 – 7 trees
- Elizabeth Avenue: 21, 25, 33 – 3 trees
- Eltham Street: 17, 21 – 2 trees
- Ewart Street: 78, 99 – 2 trees
- Frazer Street: 32, 38, 41, 44 – 4 trees
- Garnet Street: 15 – 1 tree
- Gelding Street: 2, 15 – 2 trees
- Grove Street: 31, 74 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees
- Herbert Street: 8, 16 – 2 trees
- Hercules Street: 80, 90, 94 – 3 trees
- Hill Street: 2, 10 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees
- Hugh Avenue: 17, 28 – 2 trees
- Jesmond Avenue: 4, 5, 18, 22 – 4 trees
- Johnson Avenue: 5 (x 2 trees), 6 – 3 trees
- Kays Avenue West: 25 – 1 tree
- Keith Street: 14, 20 – 2 trees
- Kintore Street: cnr Hercules, 34 – 2 trees
- Kroombit Street: 8 – 1 tree
- Loftus Street: 1-15 – 1 tree
- Lincoln Street: 9 – 1 tree
- Macarthur Parade: 12, 13, 21, 35, 52 – 5 trees
- Maddock Street: 11, 12 – 2 trees
- Manchester Street: 13, 17, 19, 21, 38 – 5 trees
- Margaret Street: 201 – 1 tree
- Marrickville Road: 489, 475-477 – 2 trees
- May Street: 6, 14 – 2 trees
- Myra Road: 42 – 1 tree
- Ness Avenue: 12, 31 – 2 trees
- New Canterbury Road: Cnr Loftus Street, 363, 379A, 381, 387, 512 – 6 trees
- Old Canterbury Road: 47, 175, cnr Weston Street (x 7 trees), 277, 313, 323, 329, 343 – 14 trees
- Piggot Street: 27 – 1 tree
- Pile Street: 5, 9, 14, 24, 50 – 5 trees
- Riverside Crescent: 2 – 1 tree
- Rosedale Street: 1, 3, 7, 9, 52 – 5 trees
- Ross Street: 3, 12, 16 – 3 trees
- The Boulevard: 69 – 1 tree C
- The Parade: Fig tree on corner, 32 – 2 trees
- Tennyson Street: 5, 26 – 2 trees
- Terrace Road: 63 – 1 tree
- Terry Road: 13, 89 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees
- Union Lane: 49 – 1 tree
- Union Street: 2, 9, 12, 32A, 689 – 5 trees
- Victoria Street: 2, 3 (x 2 trees), 104, 124, 134, 135, 136, 159, 161 (x 2 trees),167, 171, 177, 183 – 15 trees
- Wardell Road: 111, 135, 141, 155A, 151-153, 212, 215, 227, 266 – 9 trees
- Western Street: 36, 62 (x 2 trees), 77 – 4 trees
- Wilga Avenue: 1 – 1 tree
- Windsor Road: 32, 34, 38, 43, 52, 75, 103A, 109A, 119, 149 – 10 trees
- Yule Street: 6, 25, 26, 37, 55 – 5 trees
TOTAL: 221 STREET TREES TO BE REMOVED IN DULWICH HILL
I’m happy to change this is my total is incorrect. Still to come – Camperdown, Enmore, Marrickville, St Peters, Tempe, Sydenham, Lewisham, Stanmore, Petersham & Newtown.
I was more than a little surprised to come across the landscaping on Kintore Street Dulwich Hill, outside Dulwich Hill Primary School. The school itself is green & leafy with many tall trees. This feeling has been continued into the streetscape by work done by Marrickville Council. The landscaping & trees are probably traffic calming measures for the school & I think it looks wonderful.
I also think that an environment like this teaches children to appreciate nature & beauty. This is something good that they would likely carry into adulthood. I wish there was more of this around the LGA as it makes this street look great.