Tennyson Road Pedestrian Pathway Community Consultation

13 August - 3 September 2018

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Tennyson Road Pedestrian Pathway Consultation

Consultation Overview

As part of our commitment to further enhance and upgrade pedestrian accessibility within the City of Canada Bay, Council recently completed the extension of two pedestrian pathways in Mortlake. These works contribute to providing a continual pedestrian pathway on the eastern side of the carriageways from Emily Street, Mortlake to Mortlake Ferry.
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To enable the completion of this continual pedestrian pathway, Council consulted with the community from 13 August to 3 September on the three options for the section on the eastern side of Tennyson Road from Palace Lane to 23 Tennyson Road.
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Council in a letter distributed to nearby residents dated 13 July 2018, informed the community that works to this section of Tennyson Road were to be included in the current works program. The works proposed in this correspondence, aligned with Option Three of this consultation, proposed to construct an accessible pathway whilst retaining all parking on Tennyson Road, however required the replacement eight paper bark trees with a more suitable tree species.
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In response to this notification, a number of residents stated their concern at the removal of these trees.
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At a community meeting with concerned residents held on the afternoon of 1 August 2018, Mayor Tsirekas presented three varied options and committed to undertaking a formal consultation process.
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At a community site meeting, the community requested that Council engage an independent Arborist. This report was received by Council on 20 August and is available to be downloaded.
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The community consultation outcomes and a preferred design option was presented at a meeting with community members on Wednesday 5 September at 6.30pm in the Community Hall, 50 Village Drive, Breakfast Point.
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Council has worked to achieve a result that best addresses the concerns and
passions of the community; incorporating streetscape amenity, landscape
and parking considerations.
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Based on this feedback, Council will proceed with the preferred design option which was presented at the community meeting, resulting in:
  • preserving five of the existing Paperbark trees between Palace Lane and 23 Tennyson Road
  • minimising parking loss to no more than six car parking spaces where the kerb alignment is extended into the roadway to accommodate the pedestrian pathway
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Thank you to all the community members who invested time in providing their feedback.