Throughout the year, Council conducts community consultation on new projects, plans and issues in the local area. We would like to hear from as many citizens as possible, so we can incorporate your views into decision-making. You may find it difficult to attend consultations, or work long hours and find it hard to know what is happening with Council – so we encourage you to have your say through this site.
Click on to a topic of interest below to find out what is happening and to have your say.
Draft Community Strategic Plan 2023 and the draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget for 2013/14
Submissions open until 5pm, Monday 27 May 2013
Marrickville Council welcomes comment on the draft Marrickville Community Strategic Plan 2023, the draft Marrickville Council Delivery Program 2013-17, the draft Operational Plan and Budget 2013/14, and the draft Pricing Policy and Fees and Charges 2013/14. .
Proposed Local Area Traffic Manangement for the May Lane, St Peters area
Community workshop meeting on Wednesday 12 June 2013
Council has engaged traffic consultants Transport and Urban Planning (TUP) to independently reinvestigate traffic, pedestrian and cycling matters in the May Lane area and develop LATM options to address any identified deficiencies. As part of this investigation Council wishes to engage the local community to assist the consultants in identifying traffic, pedestrian and cycling matters that are of concern to residents and businesses that operate in the area.
Draft Voluntary Planning Agreements Policy 2012
Submissions open until 5pm, Friday 7 June 2013
Council resolved at its meeting of 2 April 2013 to place on public exhibition Council's draft Voluntary Planning Agreements Policy 2012. Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) together with section 94 contributions and section 94A levies are components of the statutory development contribution system that provides contributions towards the provision of public infrastructure required as a result of development.
Marrickville Railway Station upgrade
The NSW State Govt seeks public feedback on the Marrickville Railway Station upgrade announced on 30 April 2013. Lifts, new stairs and ramps, upgrades to the concourse, installation of CCTV cameras, increased lighting and improvements to the interchange and bicycle parking facilities will be considered as part of a package of improvements at the station, subject to feasibility.
Go to the Transport for NSW website for further information and to have your say.
Marrickville Council GLBTIQ Forum 2013
Council's second annual GLBTIQ Forum on 15 May 2013 is an opportunity to provide feedback and help to plan services that best serve the GLBTIQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning) communities of Marrickville. Listen to a range of speakers covering the rich diversity of GLBTIQ life in Marrickville, find out how Council has implemented your suggestions from last year's forum, connect with your community and help to plan for the future.
In the lead-up to the event local residents are invited to have their say on our online discussion board or on Twitter using the hashtag #marrickvilleGLBTIQ. The feedback will form the agenda and discussion topics during the panel discussion and forum in May.
Visit yoursaymarrickville.com.au/glbtiq-2013 to visit the online forum and to find full event details.
Towards Zero Waste
Marrickville Council is looking for your feedback to help us develop new ways of managing and reusing materials that would otherwise have simply been thrown away. Council would like to understand what you know about waste, how important it is to you and what you do in your household.
Visit yoursaymarrickville.com.au/towardszerowaste to fill in a short survey, or to contribute to our online discussion forum.
In direct response to considerable community interest and grass-roots activism, Marrickville Council has adopted a new approach to verge management and maintenance. Verges, also known as nature-strips are important areas of public land that have the potential to provide ecosystem services and help create more liveable spaces.
An ongoing process of collaboration with the community to manage and maintain footpath gardens will see more sustainable streetscapes emerge.
Your knowledge, advice and feedback is important and we would like to hear from you.
Visit yoursaymarrickville.com.au/sustainablestreets to have your say and get involved.