Biodiversity

The GreenWay catchment forms an important refuge
for native animals and plants

The GreenWay corridor and the private properties within the GreenWay catchment  form an important refuge for native animals and native plants in this highly urbanised area of Sydney.

The GreenWay provides a green north-south ‘link’ for resident and migrating birds and animals to navigate their way though one of the most urbanised areas of Sydney to the bushland areas to the north and south of the city.

Very little original native vegetation of Sydney’s inner west remains today. The GreenWay provides an opportunity to preserve and re-introduce these native plants, and provide habitat for native animals.

As well as providing a transport and cycling link for local residents, the Greenway also has a number of Bushcare sites that are maintained by volunteers. These sites are the foundation of the preservation and promotion of biodiversity in the GreenWay.

The "GreenWay Trellis" concept aims to build on the biodiversity of the GreenWay corridor by extending native plantings and broad sustainability principles to neighbouring parks, reserves and private properties in the broader catchment area.

Flora / Fauna Literature Review

If you would like to know more about the biodiversity in the GreenWay download our:

Flora / Fauna Literature Review PDF 1.06 MB or visit our Flora and Fauna pages.

For more general information on native fauna, flora and habitat, please see the following book lists:

Plant Identification Book List
Fauna and Habitat Book List

GreenWay Revegetation / Bushcare Plan

This plan outlines existing bushcare sites, groups, methods, species and plans for future sites. Download the Plan PDF 5.66 MB.

Biodiversity Strategy

The GreenWay Biodiversity Strategy outlines the objectives and actions for conserving and enhancing biodiversity.  It covers the parks, public and private properties adjacent to the GreenWay and in the broader catchment area.

Local species

The Atlas of NSW Wildlife database is another source of information on fauna and flora that covers the whole of NSW. This database is managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage. For more information on supplying records to the Atlas, or to search the Atlas database please click here.

More information on biodiversity

Inner West Environment Group website

The Habitat Network
Connecting people and habitat

Birds in Backyards
Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing on the birds that live where people live.

Backyard Buddies
This website is for everyone who enjoys their backyard animals, wants to learn more about them, find out how to attract them and how to live with little troublemakers.

GreenWay wins NSW PIA Hard Won Victory Commendation Award

The 20 year grassroots community and council campaign to create the Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay was recognised at the prestigious NSW Planning Institute of Australia 2018 Awards for Planning Excellence on Thursday 8 November.