One section of new footpath & new verge gardens along Enmore Road Enmore.

One section of new footpath & new verge gardens along Enmore Road Enmore.

Areas outside shops have new concrete. Hopefully, they can have streetside planter boxes in time to make these sections loook nicer.

Areas outside shops have new concrete. Hopefully in time, they can have streetside planter boxes to make these sections loook nicer.

I was travelling up Enmore Road on my way out to dinner last Wednesday night when I saw major work happening to the footpath along the left side of the street.  So today I went to have a look & was really happy to see the extensive improvements being created by Marrickville Council.

Council are replacing the footpath & creating new verge gardens along Enmore Road – all the way from Addison Road to Stanmore Road.

All up I counted 30 new verge gardens. Thirty!  It’s a big distance & it’s going to be a fabulous improvement to the streetscape.

New street trees will be planted where there are gaps & also in the large section that was just bare concrete.

The streetscape along our main roads gives people an impression of the area, so I am glad this main road is being rejuvenated, as it will benefit many people.  This street has lots of pedestrian traffic, so they too will benefit from the shade produced by the street trees.   The new works will also benefit the houses along here by raising their property values.  There would be few who would sniff at this.

This work gives me hope that gradually all the concrete that was laid in the past decades will be de-paved & replaced with street trees where possible & verge gardens. By doing this Marrickville Council will be helping make our municipality a much more livable place.  De-paving will help lower the urban heat island effect, something that will become much more of an issue as climate change causes rising temperatures in our city.

I can’t wait to see the finished product & watch the streetscape improve as the trees & the plants grow.  Thank you from me Marrickville Council.  This is excellent work.

This street tree was living in the worst conditions.  Now it & others are free to grow & capture stormwater in new verge agrdens

This street tree was living in the worst conditions. Now it & others are free to grow & capture stormwater in new verge gardens

Another view showing shade & new footpath & verge gardens.  It looks terrific.

Another view showing shade & new footpath & verge gardens. It looks terrific.

This bare area will have new trees along with new verge gardens

This bare area will have new trees along with new verge gardens.  It will be a great improvement.

Another section stripped back before new footpath, verge gardens & street trees

Another section stripped back before new footpath is created with verge gardens & street trees

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