GreenWay construction updates

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The GreenWay Masterplan includes proposals for $57 million of works to be implemented over the long term. Around $45 million of high priority works are anticipated to be completed in 2025.

After extensive community consultation on the Masterplan in 2018, the Concept Design in 2020 and the Draft Design Plan in 2023, the remaining missing links in-corridor construction works of the GreenWay have commenced.

Construction works along the GreenWay have been divided into six main works packages:

  • Richard Murden Reserve path and lighting upgrade (complete)
  • Dobroyd Point Seawall upgrade (complete)
  • Local streets (complete)
  • Bay Run path and lighting upgrade (complete)
  • High Voltage Feeder relocation (complete)
  • Missing links in-corridor works (in progress)

Refer below for details of works currently in progress, upcoming works, completed works and construction notices.

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View a map of the GreenWay works. (PDF 3.6MB)

 

Works in progress

Missing links - Constitution Road tunnelling works

What are we doing in this area?

The upgrades in the area from Johnson Park to New Canterbury Road include:

  • Upgrade of Johnson Park including an upgraded path and playground
  • Tunnel under Constitution Road from Johnson Park into the light rail corridor
  • New raised path from Constitution Road tunnel along light rail and under New Canterbury Road
  • Removal of invasive non-native flora
  • Revegetation (native species and trees)
  • Installation of new solar smart path lights
  • Installation of public art in tunnel
  • Installation of new rest stop
  • Wayfinding signage

When are we doing this?
Construction of the upgrade from Johnson Park to New Canterbury Road has started in August 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in 2025. Construction of the Johnson Park upgrade will start in October 2024. 

Closure of Constitution Road
In order to complete these upgrades, Constitution Road bridge is closed for about six months from September 2023. Detours and traffic management are in place.

Access through Johnson Park
In order to complete these upgrades, construction access is via Johnson Park. Traffic management is in place during construction from September 2023 to 2025.

Artist impression - Johnson Park, looking south towards the tunnel under Constitution Road: 

Johnson Park view to Constitution Road tunnel


Piling works on and around Constitution Road bridge are now completed. The construction method of the tunnel under Constitution Road bridge is a top-down tunnelling method that requires specialised equipment and includes about 80 piles. The concrete has been poured for the tunnel roof. After that, the road surface will be reinstalled, and the bridge can re-open. The tunnel portal will be excavated from underneath.

Const Rd concrete roof slab 2

The excavation of the tunnel portal has started:

Const Rd tunnel portal update

Const Rd excavation south side

Const Rd excavation detail

Johnson Park and Constitution Road tunnel works (the play rocket is to be retained and protected):

Const Rd tunnel with rocket

 

Missing links - Lewisham West upgrade

What are we doing in this area?

The upgrades in the Lewisham West area between Longport Street and Old Canterbury Road include:

  • A new path, parklands and natural areas in the light rail corridor near Lewisham West
  • New in-corridor shared path next to the light rail
  • Natural parkland creation and design
  • Installation of new path lights
  • Installation of public art
  • Installation of rest stop
  • Landscaping and ecological restoration
  • New dog off-leash area and wetland
  • New traffic signals at Old Canterbury Road with pedestrian/cyclist crossing
  • Weston Street closed for motorised traffic from Old Canterbury Road, accessible for pedestrians and cyclists only
  • Wayfinding signage

When are we doing this?
Construction in the Lewisham West area has started in September 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

Artist impression - Lewisham West, looking north towards Longport Street tunnel:

Lewisham West view towards Longport St tunnel


Construction for the Longport Street Tunnel has begun by reinforcing slopes with 'soil nailing' for stability. This process is progressing well:

Lewisham West soil nail complete


Before the GreenWay shared path is in place, a temporary access road is being created to allow for the construction of the tunnel under Longport Street:

Lewisham West access road 1

Lewisham West temp access road 2


New fencing separating the light rail from the future GreenWay path has been installed:

Lewisham West fence north

Missing links - Cadigal Reserve, Summer Hill

What are we doing in this area?

The upgrades to Cadigal Reserve include:

  • A new path and upgraded natural areas
  • Upgraded landscaping and ecological restoration
  • Creation of new 3.5m wide shared path
  • Installation of new bat-friendly smart path lights
  • New nature play area
  • Installation of public art
  • Installation of rest stop
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Access ramp into Hawthorne Canal
  • New shared path bridge across Hawthorne Canal
  • Resurfacing of the existing path on the western side of Hawthorne Canal
  • New tunnel under Longport Street
  • Microbat protective tunnel design

When are we doing this?
Construction in the Cadigal Reserve area between Parramatta Road and Longport Street commenced in January 2024 and is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

Cadigal Reserve closure
In order to complete these upgrades, Cadigal Reserve including the dog park and the parking lot are closed during comstruction. Detours and traffic management are in place.
A new fenced off-leash dog park will be created on the western side of Lewisham West light rail station, easily accessible via the GreenWay path. Alternative off-leash dog parks can be found on council’s website: innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/active-inner-west

Artist impression - Cadigal Reserve nature play area:

Summer Hill Cadigal Reserve

Artist impression - Longport Street tunnel and bat screen, looking south from Cadigal Reserve towards Longport Street:

Longport St tunnel and bat screen

Construction works have commenced on the new wild play area with a temporary access ramp into the canal:

Cadigal temp ramp progress

Cadigal temp ramp progress 2

Cadigal wild play area

 

Cadigal Reserve construction fencing has been installed for safe construction; ecological and bush care areas are fenced off from the construction site:

Cadigal construction fencing up

Cadigal bushcare fencing

Cadigal bat screen and bushcare fencing

 

Missing links - Hercules Parklands, Dulwich Hill

What are we doing in this area?

The upgrades to the Hercules Street area include:

  • A new path and upgraded natural areas in the light rail corridor near Hercules Street (natural creek line to be retained and protected)
  • Revegetation with native species and trees
  • Installation of new solar smart path lights
  • Public art
  • Installation of rest stop
  • Wayfinding signage

When are we doing this?

Construction of the upgrades and creation of a new Hercules Street Parkland area started in February 2024 and is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

Artist impression - new Hercules Parklands area:

Hercules Parklands

Removal of overgrowth for the new path in the light rail corridor behind Hercules Street (away from the creek line):

Hercules Street path clearance

Hercules Parklands construction fencing has been installed for safe construction and to minimise impacts to adjacent residents:

Hercules Street temp fence and ramp

Hercules Street temp fence

Upcoming works

GreenWay missing links in-corridor works

The missing links in-corridor works package involves the construction of a shared path, lighting and landscaping mostly within the light rail corridor and adjacent land.

The missing links in-corridor package consists of two discrete areas known as the central and southern links. The central links area extends from north of Parramatta Road to just south of Old Canterbury Road. The southern links area extends from Weston Street to Hercules Street.

The missing links works include:

  • A walkway under Parramatta Road and along the Hawthorne Canal (upcoming, from late March 2024 TBC)
  • A new path and upgraded natural areas in Gadigal Reserve (in progress)
  • A tunnel under Longport Street (in progress)
  • A new path, parklands and natural areas in the light rail corridor near Lewisham West (in progress)
  • A signalised crossing at Old Canterbury Road including the closure of Weston Street (upcoming, from early 2025)
  • A tunnel under Davis Street and a new boardwalk from Davis Street to Johnson Park (upcoming, from March 2024)
  • Upgrade of Johnson Park including an upgraded path and playground (upcoming, from late 2024)
  • A tunnel under Constitution Road and an elevated pathway through the light rail corridor from Constitution Road to New Canterbury Road (in progress)
  • A new path and upgraded natural areas in the light rail corridor near Hercules Street (in progress)

Council has engaged Gartner Rose as the contractor for the design and construction of the GreenWay in-corridor works. Construction has commenced in late August 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in 2025. 
 

Artist impressions  

Cantilevered walkway under Parramatta Road along the Hawthorne Canal:

Cantilevered walkway under Parramatta Road and along Hawthorne Canal

Cadigal Reserve Summer Hill, nature play area:

Summer Hill Cadigal Reserve

Tunnel under Longport Street with microbat protective screen, looking south from Cadigal Reserve:

Longport St tunnel and bat screen

Lewisham West, looking north towards Longport Street tunnel:

Lewisham West view towards Longport St tunnel

Edward Street, Summer Hill, corner with Old Canterbury Road:

Edward Street

Dulwich Hill, looking north towards the tunnel under Davis Street:

Dulwich Hill view towards tunnel from south of Davis Street

Johnson Park, looking south towards the tunnel under Constitution Road: 

Johnson Park view to Constitution Road tunnel

Hercules Parklands inside the light rail corridor behind Hercules Street in Dulwich Hill:

Hercules Parklands

Current area photos:

The GreenWay corridor at Parramatta Road, Lewisham West and Hercules Street:

Hawthorne Canal passing under Parramatta Road

Section of disused rail tracks at Lewisham West station

Existing vegetation in the light rail corridor at Hercules Street

 

Completed works

High Voltage Feeder relocation

To enable construction of the GreenWay, including construction of the GreenWay path and ecological restoration of the corridor, an existing high voltage overhead feeder has been relocated within the light rail corridor. The 33kV High Voltage Feeder 761 relocation incorporated electrical works along the corridor between Johnson Park and Jack Shanahan Reserve, as well as works adjacent to Waratah Mills light rail station.

The works include:

  • A cable feeder along the eastern side of the light rail tracks from Arlington to Dulwich Hill stations
  • Removal of the existing aerial feeder along the western side of the light rail tracks from Arlington to Dulwich Hill stations
  • Vegetation removal to facilitate the new feeder and removal of the existing feeder from Arlington to Dulwich Hill stations
  • Relocation of existing electrical transformer at Waratah Mills Station

Due to industrial action at Sydney Trains, from April 2022 all high voltage works were paused. The industrial action has since been resolved, and work has been completed in November 2023.  

Removal of poles and relocation of high voltage cables into conduits in the Hercules Street and Johnson Park light rail corridor:

Hercules Street pole removal

HV conduit box

Relocation of the existing electrical transformer at Waratah Mills station:

Workers relocating an existing signal box at Waratah Mills light rail station

Bay Run path and lighting upgrade

The Cooks to Cove GreenWay Masterplan identifies the Bay Run as the northern gateway to the GreenWay. The Bay Run path and lighting upgrades were completed in September 2023. 

The Bay Run path and lighting upgrade incorporates civil, landscape, lighting and electrical works from UTS Haberfield Rowing Club to Lilyfield Road through Richard Murden Reserve. The upgrade also includes lighting and electrical works through Leichhardt Park and similar upgrades from King George Park to the Iron Cove Bridge.

The works include:

  • Modifications to the forecourt and carpark at the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club
  • Upgraded path from UTS Haberfield Rowing Club to the Lilyfield Road Bridge, including 2.4m wide pedestrian path and 2.4m wide cycle path with visual separation
  • 4.5m wide ramp up to the Lilyfield Road Bridge
  • 3.5m wide ramp from the Lilyfield Road Bridge down to the GreenWay path and Richard Murden Reserve
  • Upgraded path along the Lilyfield Road Bridge, including separated 2.5m wide pedestrian path and 2.7m wide cycle path, plus landscaping, exercise equipment, furniture, shelter and lighting
  • Conversion of the end of Lilyfield Road into a shared zone
  • Upgrade of lighting along the Bay Run through Leichhardt Park, including lighting upgrades from King George Park to the Iron Cove Bridge (added to scope in January 2023) 

Street upgrades on the Canal Road side (eastern side) of Lilyfield Road bridge:

Line markings Canal Rd - July 23

Upgrades on Lilyfield Bridge Road including picnic shelter, fitness equipment, a bicycle service station, a water bubbler, upgraded landscaping and separate cycle & pedestrian paths: 

Lilyfield Road bridge completed upgrade 

Updated concrete path, line markings and landscaping to and under Lilyfield Road bridge:

Line markings under bridge - July 23 

The new curved ramp around and under the Lilyfield Rd bridge:

Line markings on curved ramp - July 23   

Asphalting works between the UTS Rowing Club parking area and the straight ramp up Lilyfield Rd bridge including line markings and street signs:

 Line markings near UTS Rowing - July 23

 Line markings on straight ramp - July 23

 

Richard Murden Reserve path and lighting upgrade

Upgrade of the shared path through Richard Murden Reserve was completed in December 2020. The works involved upgrading 1400m of existing paths through the reserve, along with path lighting and landscaping upgrades, and a new fitness equipment area.

The new 3.5m wide path between Marion Street and the City West Link is now open, along with the new fitness equipment area.

Someone cycling along the upgraded path at Richard Murden Reserve

The upgraded path at Richard Murden Reserve

People running along the upgraded path at Richard Murden Reserve

 

Dobroyd Point Seawall upgrade

Upgrade of the Dobroyd Point Seawall was completed in August 2021. The works provide an environmentally friendly seawall with improved marine habitat, and facilitate the upcoming widening and upgrade of the Bay Run and GreenWay paths.

Dobroyd Point Seawall with new sandstone steps, with UTS Haberfield Rowing Club in the background

Dobroyd Point Seawall with new sandstone steps

 

GreenWay Local streets

Upgrade of the GreenWay Local streets was completed in January 2022. The upgrades provide necessary links between the future in-corridor works to create a continuous walking and cycling corridor through Dulwich Hill.

The works provide safer crossings at Hercules Street and Ewart Street, a new shared path linking Hercules Street to Ness Avenue and upgrades on various local streets along the GreenWay corridor in Dulwich Hill, including traffic calming measures, landscaping and raingardens.

Completed upgrades along Weston Street:

Shared path and traffic calming on Weston Street

Shared path and planted medians on Weston Street

 

Community newsletters

 

Construction notices

GreenWay missing links in-corridor works

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2023:

 

Keep in touch

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For updates on community engagement activities, please refer to the GreenWay Your Say Inner West project page.

For general GreenWay enquiries, please contact Magda Jansen, GreenWay Engagement Officer, via magda.jansen@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9392 5425 (Tue & Thu).

 

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Page last updated: 22 Feb 2024