Draft GreenWay Master Plan now on exhibition
After more than 15 years campaigning by the community and GreenWay councils, completion of the GreenWay is a big step closer to reality with the release of the draft GreenWay Master Plan. Comments are invited on the draft Plan which is on public exhibition until 24th June at www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au.
The draft plan proposes an exciting combination of capital works and other improvements to complete the remaining 3.2 km section of GreenWay walking and cycle path from Parramatta Road south through Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill to the Cooks River cycleway at Earlwood. It sets out a unique, integrated, place-based approach which combines the four main functions of the GreenWay – active travel, ecology, recreation and culture – in each of the six precincts along the 5.8km corridor.
The draft plan proposes $57 million of works over the long term, with around $25 million in state and local government funding already committed to priority works due for completion by 2022.
A continuous shared path is proposed along the entire corridor, including a new light weight pedestrian and cycle bridge under Parramatta Road and a tunnel under busy Longport Street leading to the Lewisham West precinct.
Other improvements proposed include extension of bushcare areas, a range of small and large scale public art works and up to three hectares of newly accessible public open space either side of the extended shared path, between Parramatta Rd and the Cooks River.
You can watch Mayor Byrne's short video on the project and tell us what you think about the proposed improvements outlined in the draft plan by the deadline of 24th June at www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au.
Pictured above: Artist impression of upgraded parklands along Hawthorne Canal in Haberfield.