After a long campaign the dream of Bruce Ashley from Bike Marrickville and other bicycle and environmental campaigners for a green corridor and bicycle and walking path through a restored bush corridor between Cooks River and Iron Cove in Inner Western Sydney has been almost realised. $15 million dollars has been allocated from Councils and State Government to construct the more difficult sections, such as road and rail underpasses. Construction should commence in 2017.
(Note added in Oct 2017: too optimistic, latest advice from the IWCouncil is construction will start in late 2018)
(Nov 2019- project delayed because Sydney Trains won’t sign off on the project!)
(May 2020.- Work underway on section from Marion St to Iron Cove. Path widening and realignment)
(May 2021- work on the southern end underway, on Hercules St, Ness, Garnett Sts, Tennent Pde and the new bridge over Cooks River to Lang Rd , built by Canterbury Bankstown Council).
IWBC will be keeping an eye on progress and making sure the authorities do not flip flop on their promises.
Wider issues of connectivity to the Rozelle Lilyfield Rail Yard and local bike routes such as Lilyfield Road and Allen St will be pursued.
New Council Greenway pages– has maps and timetable of works.