The GreenWay is an urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West. It is a bush corridor and a hub for community arts and groups, bushcare, walking and cycling. The GreenWay Community is maintaining a campaign to build an off-road shared path from the Cooks River to Iron Cove. This trail was to be built as part of the Inner West Light Rail Extension but was deferred by the state government. As an interim measure we have marked out an alternative route to help people travel along the corridor.
This website is a portal to all GreenWay related activities in the catchment.Get involved in the site - register and add community events, send us resource materials, and add comments - you can even send us photos for the gallery!
With your feedback we will continue to improve and evolve this site - let us know what you think!
The NSW Government 'deferred' the GreenWay shared path in 2012 to ensure that the light rail extension was not delayed by its construction. The light rail extension is due to be opened on schedule in March 2014. With several large residential developments planned or under constuction in the corridor the need for the GreenWay shared path to facilitate active transport is even more urgent. Please consider writing to the Premier and the Minister for Transport in support of the GreenWay. The proforma letters can be emailed or posted directly to them.
With 50 entries the 2013 GreenWay Art Prize was a huge success. Sandra Winkworth secured the first prize with her magnificent work entiltled "Sampling along the GreenWay." Paul McCarthy was Runner Up with "Where wild meets urban," and Finlay Chapman won the youth prize with his photograph "Wilderness." Highly Commended was awarded to Bernadette Trela wiht "Sky Scape Arrangement 7" and Nicole Eggers with "Thylacine". We would like to thank the Councils, Art Est Art School and Gallery, local artists and Derivan for their generous support of this event. The entries can be viewed in our Flickr gallery.
First Prize winner Sandra Winkworth with Youth Prize winner Finlay Chapman with the Mayors of Ashfield and Leichhardt.
There are bushcare opportunities for everyone up and down the GreenWay corridor this spring. Many bushcare sites are tucked away and are only accessible on working bees. You never know what you might see- recently spotted is the long-necked tortoise at Cup and Saucer Wetland. All working bees are on our calendar. Photo By Patrick Walsh.
The General Manager of Marrickville Council and senior staff joined the GreenWay Place Manager and Coordinator on a tour of the GreenWay to experience first hand how the GreenWay connects people, places, biodiversity and the community.