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 GreenWay Master Plan was proudly funded by the NSW government in association with Inner West Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown.
The Master Plan includes proposals for $57 million of works to be implemented over the long term. Around $25 million of high priority works are anticipated to be completed by 2022. A summary of the implementation priorities is available here (PDF 309.7KB).
Construction of the central missing links, from Parramatta Road to Old Canterbury Road, is expected to commence in 2019. It is anticipated that construction of the southern missing links, from Old Canterbury Road to the Cooks River, will commence in 2020.
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.
For more information on the exciting range of projects and community activities being coordinated by the GreenWay program, please visit www.greenway.org.au