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A-Z list of services

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A-Z list of services

Council's key goal is to be a responsive, innovative and efficient Council that exercises leadership and builds community strength.

Here's a summary of Council's ongoing services in alphabetical order:

Service areaService listing and description

Abandoned Vehicles

Removing unregistered or abandoned vehicles from local streets.

Aboriginal Community

Acknowledgement and services, NAIDOC Week.

Access or Disability Services

Maintaining planning controls to guide provision of access and mobility, and contributing to the Access Aware directory of services.

Access to Information

Formal and informal access in accordance with the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA).

Aged Services

Activities, community transport, Council's Ageing Strategy, Seniors Week, and Tom Foster Community Care (meals-on-wheels, home visits, social groups and volunteering).

Aquatic Centres

Oversight of Council's aquatic centres - the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre at Enmore, the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre at Petersham, and Waterplay Park at Marrickville.

Arts and Culture

Art Post newsletter and "what's on" guide, artist residency program, arts and cultural grants, exhibitions at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, public art, and sister cities.

Building and Renovating

Pre-development advice services, minor works requests, complying and exempt developments, development applications (alterations and additions, demolition, new building, subdivisions, change of use, reviews and amendments), development applications on exhibition, and development consent history research.


Council's Economic Development program for local businesses, and the target sustainability @ marrickville program.

Children's Services

Preschool and Early Learning Centres, out-of-school-hours care, school holiday care, family day care, and the administration and management of waiting lists for these programs. Marrickville Council also runs the Magic Yellow Bus, a mobile play group service for children and their parents or carers.


Citizenship ceremonies.

Community Consultations

Current and past community consultations.


Directing feedback and complaints to relevant staff in accordance with Council's Complaint Handling Policy.

Compliance and Investigations

Inspections, investigations and permits for food safety, fire safety, building safety, parking regulations, pet regulations, noise pollution and footway licensing.

Council Meetings

Facilitating Council and Standing Committee Meetings, producing minutes, agendas and business papers, and processing requests to speak at a Council meeting.

Customer Service

Business hours service (by phone and in person) and out-of-hours phone service.

Cycling and Road Safety

Planning cycle routes, advocating and planning sustainable transport, and facilitating road safety workshops.

Emergency Management

Council responsibility in emergency situations, and the provision of facilities for the Marrickville State Emergency Services (SES) branch.


Rebates and workshops for rainwater tanks, Water Sensitive Urban Design workshops, Marrickville Community Nursery, Council's Biodiversity Strategy, Groundwork, environmental grants, events (Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Day) and volunteering.


Coordinating Marrickville Council's Major Events Program, including the Australia Day Celebrations, Bairro Português, International Women's Day and the Marrickville Festival.

Graffiti Management

Street art policy direction, and graffiti removal trucks to remove tagging.

Green Living Centre

A sustainability resource centre based in Newtown and run in partnership with City of Sydney, with free workshops, and more.

Halls and Community Centres

Maintenance and hire of Council's major town halls (Marrickville Town Hall and Petersham Town Hall) and community halls (St Peters Town Hall, Herb Greedy Hall and Seaview Street Hall).

History Services

Archival access, exhibitions, workshops and events.

Library Services

Four library branches (Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, St Peters and Stanmore) offering books, CDs and DVDs to borrow and for reference use, computer access and events. Marrickville Library also operates a home library service for those unable to visit in person.

Major Projects

Planning and implementation of Council's Major Projects Program.

Parks and Playgrounds

Planning and maintenance of Council's parks, reserves, sports fields and playgrounds.


Council offers a variety of payment methods for childcare fees and rates.


Registration and microchipping of dogs and cats, dog off-leash areas, and the provision of rangers to investigate, monitor and enforce the law in accordance with the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.

Planning and Development

Planning controls, heritage and conservation, town planning, zoning and maps.


Payment of rates via Council's website or a variety of other methods. Click here for more information about Council rates, how they are calculated and how they are spent.


Overseeing Council's sports and aquatic facilities, sports fields, and liaison with local sporting clubs.

Roads, Footpaths and Other Infrastructure 

Planning, design and maintenance of local infrastructure - including roads and footpaths, drainage, landscaping and signage.

Social Services

Services for Marrickville's culturally diverse community, including: languages and diversity, GLBTIQ, affordable housing, Refugee Week and Anti Poverty Week events, partnerships with other organisations such as NILS and the PLACE Project, and community grants.

Traffic and Parking

Traffic and parking studies, traffic management, and managing requests and permits (parking permits, requests for vehicular access, cranes, hoarding and footpath occupation, and concrete pumping).

Tree Management

Managing Council's tree stock

Waste Services

Regular household bin service (garbage, recycling and green waste), the booked clean up service, quarterly household chemical and e-waste drop-off events, skip bin permits, and the investigation, monitoring and enforcement of illegal dumping.


Stormwater management, and the monitoring and management of the Cooks River and local subcatchments.

Youth Services

Facilitation of the Youth Council, as well as activities and events such as Youth Week.