Greenway

Greenway logoAfter 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)

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.

2 thoughts on “Greenway”

  1. A Master Plan is being prepared for the cycleway and landscaping construction, particularly the “missing links”, such as the underpasses of Parramatta Rd, Longport St and Old Canterbury Road. Council is seeking input into the Master Plan at http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au.

  2. On 14/8/18 IW Council approved the Masterplan, with some amendments, after strong community support and input in the consultation period. Detailed design has begun and funding of $27 m is available for bridges and underpasses north of Davis St. Construction still due to start late 2018 I believe, but this is to be confirmed.
    Bruce Ashley was very pleased at finally getting the plan approved, but has some reservations about the continuity of the bushland. Wildlife needs a continuous bush corridor but some sections of bush will have human and dog access in addition to the main path, which may mean the bushland is broken up into patches.

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