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Proposed pilot living streets program for Taylor St Annandale

Dogs are prohited in playground Not Just a Garden BedSignage, Taylor Street South 14 Oct 2012

Leichhardt Council is proposing a pilot Living Streets program for one side of Taylor Street, Annandale.

Taylor Street Annandale, is at the Eastern side of Annandale and is intersected by Booth St. There are two hardware stores on opposite sides of Booth St, facing the intersection.

The northern half comprises single dwellings and a multi-dwelling complex with the street terminating in parkland.

The southern has a few single dwellings, a derelict printing works and some undeveloped land. There is a small playground at the end. There are also multi-storey-apartments, with street level retail spaces on the northern side of the street. These are elevated in line with a natural cliff face.

There is more potential for developing the Southern side of Taylor St.

The project objectives have been identified as:

Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space (Urban and Industrial Environments) By Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Renia Ehrenfeucht

The project has also identified integration with a number of other local sustainability initiatives:

International references include:

The council is inviting both halves of Taylor St to compete to be the site of the pilot. With nominations being sought for the steering committee in October/November 2009, construction being undertaken in 2010 and education programs in 2011.

"Council undertook to introduce a Living Streets project in Taylor St Annandale as way of Improving of street infrastructure and developing community awareness through environmental design. Council applied for and was successful in obtaining a $250,000 grant from the Environmental Trust to which Council has matched funding through Council’s Section 94 plan - $200,000 and $50,000 from the Greening Annandale budget."...more

"Leichhardt Council has received a grant of $250,000 to create a Living Street within the LGA" - Living Street

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