Upgrading MacDonald and Goddard streets, Erskineville

Upgrading MacDonald and Goddard streets, Erskineville


The review of environmental factors has been approved. View our response to submissions report (item 7.2). We expect early works to start in mid-2020.

We’re planning to upgrade MacDonald and Goddard streets in Erskineville, including a new stormwater drain to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. We’re seeking your feedback on the review of environmental factors for the project.

The review covered:

  • engineering, environmental and planning factors<
  • tunnel and pit designs and operational requirements
  • construction impacts and risk mitigation strategies
  • impacts on flora and fauna
  • legislative requirements and approvals.

Your feedback will help us improve the final design.

About the proposed upgrade

The proposed street upgrade includes road widening and changes to on-street parking spaces. A new cycleway will separate people riding from motor vehicles and footpaths, and improve the bike link between the inner west and the eastern suburbs. 

2 new pedestrian crossings and updated lighting will improve safety for people walking and cycling. 

We will also landscape the street. We will need to remove 36 trees for the works but will plant 47 new trees. The street will have 11 more trees by the end of the project. The City will investigate alternative options before making the decision to remove trees.

The increase in trees and the construction of the cycleway will require a reduction in on-street parking. Currently there are 48 parking spaces on MacDonald and Goddard streets. When the project is complete there will be 24 spaces.

Work is expected to start in mid-2020 and be complete by mid-2021.

How you can give feedback

You can review the proposed works and review of environmental factors and give your feedback by completing an online feedback form.

Online form

You can also post your feedback to Craig Ryan, Strategic Engagement and Community Relations, City of Sydney, Town Hall House, Level 7, 456 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.


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Key dates

Public consultation period
3 June to 1 July 2019


Nava Jeyachandran
Senior Project Manager
02 9265 9333


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Last updated: Wednesday, 23 October 2019