Looking down the lane  from Albermarle Street.

Looking down the lane from Albermarle Street.  Railcorp land is on the right.

In June 2015 I went to look at the works by Marrickville Council in Kays Avenue East laneway in Dulwich Hill. The lane travels between Kays Avenue East to Albermarle Street along the railway line.

I visited again recently to see the completed works & the planting done by the community.  It looks good & is a big improvement from what was here before.

I love the curved path & the rain gardens, which have already been put to use with the recent wet weather.  We all benefit whenever these kinds of spaces are greened up.   One day I hope that this kind of environment is the norm around the inner west.

The rain garden along the laneway.

The rain garden along the laneway.

Two large rain gardens fill the space at the end of the  cul-de-sac.  A good use of a large expanse of bitumen.

Two large rain gardens fill the space at the end of the cul-de-sac — a good use of a large expanse of bitumen.  These rain gardens will help clean the stormwater before it reaches the Cooks River, as well as help lower the urban heat island effect.  Streetscape beauty & habitat is another outcome.

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