This ection of Kays Aveue East is to become a green lane.  The resident here has already added plants to the exterior of the fence line & it looks nice.  When completed this area should be transformed into a lovely place, perhaps even like a pocket park for the neighbourhood.

This section of Kays Aveue East is to become a green lane. The resident here has already added plants to the exterior of the fence line & it looks good. When completed this area should be transformed into a lovely place.

Marrickville Council working with the local community will be creating a green ‘living lane’ in a closed section of Kays Avenue East linking to Albermarle Street Dulwich Hill.  The section of lane runs alongside the rail line.  When completed it will be a demonstration site for ‘Connecting MARRICKVILLE.’  

Kays Ave East has flooding issues & falls in the Riverside Crescent Subcatchment Area.  Council intends on building a rain garden & a swale to manage stormwater.  They also intend to create a shared cycle/pedestrian path in the lane during 2014.

From Marrickville Council’s website – “The Connecting MARRICKVILLE program focuses on people & the places they live.  Planning for the natural environment AND infrastructure like streets & lanes takes place concurrently so that Council can:

  • create more attractive & accessible places for people to live.
  • contribute to a healthy environment through best practice water, tree & biodiversity management.
  • coordinate works so there is less disruption to the street & increased efficiency.
  • work with the community so they have input into their local area.

The works will:

  • filter & absorb stormwater through a rain garden.
  • increase the amount of greening for habitat & biodiversity in the area.
  • improve access for pedestrians & cyclists along the railway line & increase links to Dulwich Hill Station.
  • create a greatly improved look & feel for Kays Avenue East.”

I think this is a great initiative by Marrickville Council & will certainly add more beauty to the environment in this location.  Anything that increases biodiversity improves the neighbourhood as far as I am concerned.  One day I hope that Marrickville LGA has many of these green lanes.  A green lane will be good for people, wildlife & the river.

For more information & about opportunities to participate see –  http://yoursaymarrickville.com.au/kays-ave-living-lane 

I will post photos when the works are completed.  

Looking up the slope of Kays Avenue East.  This is a significant area to be greening.

Looking up the slope of Kays Avenue East. This is a significant area to be greening & should significantly improve the neighbourhood.

The red marks the general location of the green lane.

The red marks the location of the green lane.  Although the map says Albermarle Street, this is Kays Avenue East.  Albermarle Street is the street that runs parallel & crosses the rail line.

Albermarle Street

Albermarle Street

 

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