The GreenWay Sustainability Project implemented a three stage program of activities as per the Business Plan approved by the NSW Environmental Trust.
This Project was a partnership between Ashfield (lead), Leichhardt, Marrickville and City of Canterbury Councils which started in 2009 and concluded in September 2012.
Key activities for the Project included:
- Developing a biodiversity strategy for the GreenWay;
- Installing signage and way-finding along the GreenWay corridor
- Hosting and managing the www.greenway.org.au website
- Developing an Active Transport Strategy for the GreenWay;
- Finalising and implementing the GreenWay governance model - see information on this page
- Hosting the GreenWay Festival and Arts Exhibitions (2010 - 2012)
- Establishing new bushcare sites in the GreenWay through contract and volunteer bushcare;
- Providing free TAFE bushcare training for local volunteers
- Providing free resources for bushcare activities
- Piloting the GreenWay Primary School Sustainability Program in three local primary schools and securing statewide accreditation
- Integrating the Project's activities with the GreenWay / Light Rail Project
- Continued community engagement and stakeholder consultation
Research partnership with Macquarie University
The vision of the Greenway involves a collaboration of local and state government and community groups. An action research project led by Jenny George from the Graduate School of the Environment at Macquarie University has recently been completed.
A series of workshops were run with the various stakeholders in the process to explore together these possibilities for current and future governance of the GreenWay. There is a keen interest to explore partnered decision-making involving both the community and the key institutions and this offers a potentially exciting future for Greenway decision-making, management and day-to-day involvement.
- Developing a new visual identity for the GreenWay in consultation with key community stakeholders
- Developing and launching the new GreenWay.org.au website
- Hosting the inaugural GreenWay Festival
- Developing an sustainability education program for local primary schools focused on the GreenWay;
- Publishing a GreenWay Flora / Fauna Literature Review (See Resources)
- Providing materials, free TAFE bushcare training and resources to local bushcare organisations;
- Undertaking social profiling and a Survey of GreenWay residents
- Recruiting more volunteers for the GreenWay;
- Producing the GreenWay short film to promote the GreenWay
- Developing a long-term governance model for the GreenWay, based on the multi-stakeholder sustainable management of a shared asset, in partnership with Macquarie University;
- Promoting active transport (walking and cycling as a mode of transport);
- Hosting successful community events for Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Day
- Developing the "GreenWay Revegetation / Bushcare Plan" to guide future works, including new sites as part of the Inner West Light Rail Extension
- Producing a series of GIS maps for the GreenWay
- Implementing actions listed in the "GreenWay MasterPlan / Coordination Strategy 2009".
All activities were monitored for effectiveness and efficiency through the Project's independent Evaluation Program.