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Watch this space as we start to integrate the content from the GreenWay website into our Inner West Council website. For now, you can find out all about the GreenWay including history, biodiversity and artwork at

And to find out about more about the community engagement which has played an important role in the GreenWay journey, visit Your Say Inner West.


The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove.

It mostly follows the route of the Inner West Light Rail and Hawthorne Canal and features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.

The Greater Sydney Commission has identified the GreenWay as the number one priority "green grid" project in the Eastern Sydney District Plan released in March 2018.

After over 10 years of campaigning by the inner west community and councils, $25.7 million in state and local government funding has now been secured to complete the southern section of the GreenWay from Parramatta Road through Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill to the Cooks River.

Final GreenWay Master Plan: Cooks to Cove GreenWay

The GreenWay Master Plan was adopted by Inner West Council on 14 August 2018.  You can download and view the Master Plan documents below.

Council has developed the Master Plan to guide the delivery of landscaping and infrastructure within the GreenWay corridor over the next 10 to 15 years. It establishes the GreenWay as an integrated ecological and active transport corridor that facilitates a range of passive and active recreation opportunities and incorporates local places for culture and art.

The Master Plan includes proposals for $57 million of works to be implemented over the long term.
Around $27 million of high priority works are anticipated to be completed by 2023. A summary of proposed works is available here. (PDF 685.1KB)

Additional works outlined in the draft Plan will be delivered in a staged approach over the next 10 to 15 years, as more funding becomes available.

As part of the design and construction, Council will be undertaking further engagement with the community. You can get information on engagement opportunities on Council's engagement website Your Say Inner West.

Concept design

Based on the adopted master plan, Council has developed concept designs.

There are two categories of design documents. The Landscape documents provide an overview of the concept design while the Technical documents provide further detail.


Landscape design

Concept landscape design drawings (PDF 28.3MB)
Concept landscape design report  (PDF 5MB)

Technical design

Concept technical design drawings (PDF 65.8MB)
Concept technical design report  (PDF 24MB)
Concept technical design report – Appendix A: Traffic advice (PDF 8.9MB)
Concept technical design report – Appendix B: Structural engineering advice (PDF 8.8MB)
Concept technical design report – Appendix C: Lighting design report (PDF 6.2MB)
Concept technical design report – Appendix D: Light rail corridor principles (PDF 8.3MB)
Concept technical design report – Appendix E: Electrical options assessment (PDF 18.9MB)

More information

The GreenWay Program offers a variety of exciting activities and opportunities, from bush care and bird watching to cycling advocacy, place making and school tours. To find out more about what’s happening along a section of the GreenWay near you, visit the GreenWay website

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Page last updated: 07 Jul 2020