Join the Conversation on Improvements for Darlington Village

Please join me and City staff to discuss a design proposal for improvements to Abercrombie Street in Darlington next Wednesday afternoon from 4pm.

Darlington is a charming village that sits between Redfern Railway Station and Sydney University's Darlington Campus. In 2007, as part of our consultations on the Inner West Local Action Plan, the local community told us they wanted better streetscapes and pedestrian amenity along Abercrombie Street - the main pedestrian route through Darlington.

Abercrombie Street currently experiences significant pedestrian activity as large numbers of students move between the train station and University. In order to better manage the volume of pedestrians and improve the streetscape, the City has developed a design proposal for Abercrombie Street between Lawson Street and Shepherd Street.

The design proposes moving electricity cables underground to reduce clutter and widening the Abercrombie Street footpath on the southern side between Ivy Street and Shepherd Streets, which will improve pedestrian access and provide opportunities for outdoor dining. Tree planting and other landscaping are also proposed. The design includes refinements based on input received from the community when City staff doorknocked homes and businesses in July this year.

The final design will incorporate community feedback and be reported to Council with work expected to be carried out next year.


  • Abercrombie Street Information Session: From 4pm - 7pm, Wednesday 26 October 2011 at Café Tripod, 262 Abercrombie Street. If you have any questions about the information session or our proposal, you can contact Rob Mueck, Project Officer, on 9265 9333 or at

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