GreenWay construction updates

The GreenWay 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.

Read the Summary of proposed works (PDF 1.2MB).

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 (in progress)
  • Bay Run path and lighting upgrade (upcoming)
  • High Voltage Feeder relocation (upcoming)
  • In-corridor works (upcoming)

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

 

Works in progress

GreenWay Local streets

The GreenWay Local streets upgrades includes works along streets in Dulwich Hill, providing the necessary links between the future in-corridor works to provide a continuous corridor.

The proposed works include:

  • Traffic calming in Weston St, Ness Avenue, Balfour Street, Tennyson Street and Garnet Street, including planted central medians and raised thresholds
  • Shared path and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist crossing at Hercules Street near Consett Street and associated landscaping and raingarden
  • Shared path from Hercules Street to Ewart Street, including raised path at Hercules Street (to avoid tree roots) and retaining wall at Terrace Road (to enable path widening)
  • Pedestrian and cyclist crossing at Ewart Street near Terrace Road and associated landscaping and raingarden

Construction works were initially anticipated to run from December 2020 - August 2021, however public health orders have caused significant delays to progress. The Local streets upgrades are now anticipated to be completed in November 2021.

Works in progress along Terrace Road, and completed upgrades along Weston Street:

Construction works of path along Terrace Road

Shared path and traffic calming on Weston Street

Shared path and planted medians on Weston Street

 

Upcoming 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 will be relocated within the light rail corridor.

The 33kV High Voltage Feeder 761 relocation incorporates electrical works along the corridor between Johnson Park and Jack Shanahan Reserve, as well as works adjacent to Waratah Mills light rail station.

The proposed 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

Council is in the process of engaging a contractor for these works. Construction is anticipated to run from February to August 2022.

Refer to the Construction notices section below for details on these works after January 2022.

Existing feeder locations at Constitution Road and Hercules Street:

The light rail corridor at Constitution Road showing existing high voltage feeder location

The light rail corridor at Hercules Street showing existing high voltage feeder location 

 

Bay Run path and lighting upgrade

The Cooks to Cove GreenWay Master Plan identifies the Bay Run as the northern gateway to the GreenWay.

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, pending approval of the King George Park Plan of Management, similar upgrades from King George Park to the Iron Cove Bridge.

The proposed 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, with potential lighting upgrades from King George Park to the Iron Cove Bridge (pending Plan of Management approval)

A diversion route will be constructed through Mortley Avenue, Robson Park and Dobroyd Parade to facilitate closure of the Bay Run during the above construction works.

Council is in the process of engaging a contractor for these works. Construction is anticipated to run from February to November 2022.

Refer to the Construction notices section below for details on these works after January 2022.

Existing Bay Run path at UTS Haberfield Rowing Club forecourt, as well as up to and across the Lilyfield Road Bridge:

Existing Bay Run path between carpark and UTS Haberfield Rowing Club

Existing Bay Run path up to Lilyfield Road Bridge

Existing path across Lilyfield Road Bridge

 

GreenWay In-corridor works

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

The 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 proposed works include:

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

Council is in the process of procuring a contractor for the design and construction of the GreenWay in-corridor works. Construction is anticipated to commence in late 2022 and be completed by March 2024.  

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

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

 

Community newsletters

 

Construction notices

GreenWay Local streets

 

Keep in touch

For updates on community engagement activities, please refer to the GreenWay Your Say Inner West project page, or get in touch with Quinn Ritchie (GreenWay Engagement Officer) on 02 9392 5870, or email quinn.ritchie@innerwest.nsw.gov.au.

 

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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2021