Major milestone for GreenWay
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Inner West Council has adopted the final GreenWay Master Plan: Cooks to Cove, marking a major milestone in the project.
The vision of creating a unique green corridor through the heart of urban Sydney is another step closer to reality with the adoption of the master plan, said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.
The master plan proposes around $57.8m of works over the next 10 to 15 years, to create a unique and exciting integrated ecological and active transport corridor through the heart of Sydney.
The adoption also marks the first time the four main functions of the GreenWay: Ecology, Active Transport, Recreation, and Culture have been articulated.
“Our GreenWay will be a world-class pedestrian, cycling and biodiversity corridor,” Mayor Byrne said.
“For more than 20 years the community has been advocating for a GreenWay to be created and I am delighted Council is finally going to make it happen.
“I want to thank the many activists, community members and community groups who played such an important role in advocating for this project over a very long period of time.
“I’d also like to acknowledge Council staff for their hard work and dedication in developing this master plan.
“I am very conscious that the Greenway is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken by any council in the inner west,” Mayor Byrne said.
“I believe the key to the success of this project is not in the master planning, but in its implementation.
“So I’ll be pushing for the highest levels of probity and oversight from quantity surveyors and external bodies to ensure this project can be delivered as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible,” he said
The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Parramatta River at Iron Cove with the Cooks River at Earlwood.
Following the route of the inner west Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
For a print quality image of the GreenWay, a copy of the master plan, or an interview with Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne or a community campaigner, contact the Communication team.
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