Treeline Lurline is an infrastructure renewal project of major tree planting with underground power lines and whole-of-precinct refurbishment along Lurline Street.
It is a community-driven collaboration of residents, businesses and governments to create a connecting precinct between Katoomba town centre at one end and the Three Sisters, Echo Point and National Park at the other.
The project extends 1.6 kilometres along Lurline Street from the junction with Waratah Street at the bottom of the town centre to Forster Road on the approach to Echo Point. (Beyond that at either end, the power is already underground.)
The whole-of-precinct refurbishment will extend the high design and interpretative values of Echo Point along Lurline Street on a more intimate scale.
It will create a spectacular tree-lined boulevard that encourages walking, cycling, resting and exploring.
The key elements are:
underground powerlines for unhindered and healthy growth of the trees
water sensitive urban design to harvest and polish (filter) stormwater for the trees and gardens
continuous trenches on either side of the road backfilled with horticultural soil for the trees
re-surfacing with pervious areas for rain to seep through
new kerb and guttering
quality footpath paving
avenue of large (mostly) deciduous fire-retardant trees
street corner gardens showcasing cool climate plantings, including native flora
street furniture and drinking fountains for resting and reviving
art & heritage walk interpreting First Nations, natural & built heritage