New GreenWay and cycle connections, a new park and improvements to streets surrounding Parramatta Road will be undertaken by Inner West Council as part of a $22.5 million commitment to improve to Parramatta Road its surrounds.
The grant funding is from the Greater Sydney Commission’s Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (UAIP), with $1.37 million allocation for master planning and design, and a provisional commitment of $21 million for the construction and delivery of the improvement plans.
This is fantastic news for the GreenWay and will see $8.8million allocated to build a new pedestrian and cycle bridge under Parramatta Road (Link J) and a new pedestrian bridge and cycle tunnel under Longport Street (Link H). Detailed designs for the two links are being finalised, with the intention of construction commencing in late 2018, subject to council securing relevant planning approvals.
Other works to be funded from the $22.5 mil UAIP commitment include:
- Public domain improvements to key north-south streets next to Parramatta Road including Rofe Street, Renwick Street, Norton Street, Balmain Road, Catherine Street and Crystal Street
- A new cycle connection along Dot Lane
- Conversion of Petersham Street to a ‘pocket park’
- A new north-south pedestrian and cycle connection along Johnson’s Creek
- Public domain improvement and cycle connection to Pyrmont bridge Road between Parramatta Road and Mallet Street.
Pictured below: Existing main Western Rail Line and Longport St, Summer Hill and the proposed new bike tunnel under Longport Street (Link H).
Pictured below: Battle Bridge, Parramatta Rd & Taverners Hill Light Rail Stop and the proposed new pedestrian and cycle bridge under Parramatta Road (Link J).