Asphalt and seal current informal carpark on D'Arcy Rd, Seven Hills by 30 June 2019

Principal Petitioner Kara Cook, Bulimba
Date Closed Mon, 25 Feb 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 59 signatures

(View signatures)

Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor that the informal carpark at D'Arcy Road, Seven Hills, requires urgent asphalting and sealing by 30 June 2019. Residents further draw attention to the Lord Mayor that Council has installed verge gardens at the same location without consultation with the local community or local Councillor, and their form and positioning is directly in contravention of the Council verge garden guidelines.

Your petitioners therefore request that the informal carpark located at D’Arcy Road, Seven Hills, be asphalted and sealed by 30 June 2019, with rear access to the properties on Marshall Avenue, Seven Hills, to be retained. Your petitioners also request that the recent installation of the garden beds be reviewed and that the works be remedied including pedestrian access reinstated, and that there be full compliance with the Council verge garden guidelines by 30 June 2019.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting that Council seal the informal car park on D’Arcy Road, Seven Hills; that the recent installation of the garden beds be reviewed and the works be remedied, including pedestrian access being reinstated; and that there be full compliance with Council’s Verge Garden Guidelines by the end of June 2019.

Council has completed an onsite investigation and considered your request.

Council has listed for consideration work to formalise the car park as part of Council’s future capital works program. Each year in June, all listed projects are prioritised and assessed against the overall needs of the city. Approved works have the highest priority in terms of public safety, convenience and the number of people directly benefiting in relation to the cost.

Council does not consider the planting containers to be verge gardens and therefore they do not require remediation. Council publishes Verge Garden Guidelines to help residents who are interested in establishing a small verge garden in front of their residential properties. The Verge Garden Guidelines are not design guidelines for Council-delivered works of this nature.

Thank you for raising this matter.