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!
The Inner West Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to get outside and grow for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, on Sunday 31 July across three inner west locations.
National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 200,000 people take part in National Tree Day events at thousands of sites organised by councils, schools, businesses, communities and Toyota Dealers across the country.
By taking part in National Tree Day you can help deliver important environmental outcomes such as providing habitat for our local native flora and fauna.
Everyone is welcome to join in planting anytime during the duration of the three events being held Leichhardt, Haberfield and Marrickville – no experience is required. Residents are being asked to please wear long sleeved shirts, closed-in footwear and a hat.
Interested in applying for an Environmental Grant? The Inner West Council Grants Program is now open for the 2016/17 funding round. The grants provide financial assistance for innovative, creative and sustainable initiatives that support and develop the local community. Grants are available in the following categories: Environmental, Arts, Culture and Events, Community and Local History Grants. To find out more about the program click here.
The GreenWay vision is closer to becoming a reality following an announcement by the The Inner West Council that the State Government has given a $7 million funding commitment for the GreenWay. The Inner West Council has has promised to match the funding with an additional $7 million.
This is great news for the GreenWay vision to complete the missing links along the urban green corridor in Sydney's inner west.
The funding announcement follows a meeting with the Minister for Transport Andrew Constance in April involving local MPs John Sidoti, Jo Haylen, Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong, (then) Ashfield (now Inner West) General Manager Vanessa Chan and GreenWay Place Manager Nick Chapman. Read the full statement from the Inner West Council here.
Want to make your home more sustainable? The Inner West Council is holding a range of sustainability events including Rainwater harvesting, Water Sensitive Design & a Sustainable House Day. To find out more or to book your place at one of the many upcoming events please click here.