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.
The citation described the GreenWay as “an exemplar of community participation and grassroots planning to improve the environment and facilitate a desirable outcome for the broader community” and was awarded to “Greenway Steering Committee, Inner West Council, City of Canterbury Bankstown, GreenWay Steering Committee and GreenWay community champions across the Inner West”.
“This major planning award is testament to the passion, effort and commitment of everyone involved and their capacity to overcome many challenges along the way,” Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said.
“Thursday 8 November was an important day for the GreenWay,” said Alex Lofts, GreenWay Steering Committee Chairperson. “It started with our own awards ceremony for the 9th GreenWay Art Prize at Art Est, Leichhardt and then we attended the PIA NSW Planning Awards ceremony in the City. It was a real celebration of what we’ve collectively achieved over the years - in one night.”
Pictured: Clr Lucille Mckenna, Inner West Council; Alex Lofts, Chair GreenWay Steering Committee; Nick Chapman, GreenWay Place Manager