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. With your feedback we will continue to improve and evolve this site - let us know what you think!
A number of water WATERevolution workshops are being held by Marrickville Council.Learn everything you need to know about recycling your greywater at home. From different treatment systems to Council requirements, find out how to install and use greywater safely on your property. Learn about Rainwater Harvesting and find out all the information you need to install a tank – what size and shape, what plumbing is required, tank maintenance and rebates. Or sign up to the 3 part Water Sensitive Urban Design Workshops –which introduces you to the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a practical hands-on workshop that designs and builds a water sensitive feature on a participant's property. To find out more click here.
The work of Marrickville-based artist Graham Chalcroft continues to be show-cased along the GreenWay. Graham created the beautiful shelter designs at Dulwich Hill, Dulwich Grove and Waratah Mills light rail stops and the striking sculpture Flour Powerat Lewisham West Stop, inspired by the history of Summer Hill's Mungo Scott Flour Mill and the Rozelle Goods Rail Line. Graham's work will reach new heights with his tallest GreenWay work yet, the 8m high ‘Tree Cycle’ which is set to be unveiled soon at the Northern end of the GreenWay, next to Canal Road Film Studios. Pictured:Waratah Mill Stop Art Work by Graham Shalcroft, inspired by native birds seen in the adjacent GreenWay bushcare site tended by Inner West Environment Group volunteers.
The Inner West Environment Group (IWEG) are holding a special event on Sunday 21 June. Mark Sabolch, a founding member of IWEG and author of 'Hawthorne Canal: a history of Long Cove Creek' will lead a historical tour of the area near the bushcare site at the end of the working bee followed by a BBQ. Click herefor more information.
The new Treading Lightly calendar of environmental workshops and events for July to December is out now. Treading Lightly is a collaborative project between Ashfield Council, Burwood Council, City of Canada Bay, Leichhardt Council and Strathfield Council.
Workshops are FREE for residents within these Council areas! Bookings open approximately 8 weeks in advance of each workshop. For details click here.