I went to have a look at the work Marrickville Council are doing at Kays Avenue East laneway in Dulwich Hill. The lane travels between Kays Avenue East to Albermarle Street along the railway line.
Council is making this into a ‘living lane’ & putting in rain gardens to reduce flooding that occurs here regularly. The rain gardens will filter the stormwater before it travels to the Cooks River.
I noticed a drain nearby had a painted stencil informing that stormwater in this location went to the Cooks River. I’d like to see these on every drain. The more of these around, the more people will get to understand that stormwater can travel kilometres before reaching the river.
The pathway design through the lane is curved, which softens the feel of the area. There is space either side of the path where Council is intending to landscape & plant new trees.
There will be a community planting day when the work is completed. If you want to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be new parking spaces in Kays Avenue & a new cycleway linking Albermarle Street with School Parade.
I have always appreciated the planting outside the fence line of the adjoining property in the Kays Avenue East laneway, which I presume was done by a resident. Their work added beauty & now Marrickville Council’s work would be significantly adding to this.
So far the laneway works looks terrific. Once completed, I think it will be a bonus to people & wildlife. I will post an update when the works are completed.