Greenway Missing Links

What is the GreenWay?

The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Iron Cove at Leichhardt/Lilyfield with the Cooks River at Earlwood via Dulwich Hill, Lewisham, Summer Hill and Haberfield.
Following the route of the Inner West Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.


Completing the GreenWay Missing Links

The inner west community and local councils have been campaigning for over 10 years to complete the GreenWay. The NSW Government and the Inner West Council have secured

What is the GreenWay?

The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Iron Cove at Leichhardt/Lilyfield with the Cooks River at Earlwood via Dulwich Hill, Lewisham, Summer Hill and Haberfield.
Following the route of the Inner West Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.


Completing the GreenWay Missing Links

The inner west community and local councils have been campaigning for over 10 years to complete the GreenWay. The NSW Government and the Inner West Council have secured funding towards the costs, this will unlock approximately 3ha of open space not currently accessible to the community. For the first time you'll be able to walk or ride easily and safely the length of the route.


Draft GreenWay Master Plan

In late 2017 Council gathered feedback from community and stakeholders about the design of the missing links and how best to use the unlocked and exisiting open space in the GreenWay corridor.
Read the engagement outcome report here.
This feedback was used to develop a draft Master Plan to guide the delivery of landscaping and infrastructure within the GreenWay corridor over the next 10 - 15 years. The plans have been divided into six precincts

  • Hawthorne Canal Precinct
  • Gadigal Precinct
  • Mills Precinct
  • Dulwich Hill Parks Precinct
  • Dulwich Grove Precinct
  • Cooks River Precinct

The draft Master Plan proposed new and upgraded areas along the GreenWay including:

  • A new bridge over the Cooks River
  • Improved natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near Hercules
    Street in Dulwich Hill
  • A new accessible shared path along the length of the corridor
  • Creation of new natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near
    Lewisham West
  • Safer crossings under major roads
  • Upgraded parklands and new natural areas along the Hawthorne Canal and much more

The draft Master Plan was exhibited for comment in May/June 2018


Master Plan adopted by Council

The Master Plan was adopted by Council at its meeting on 14 August 2018. Read more here.

  • GreenWay Community Southern Links Workshop

    about 1 month ago
    Greenway map with post it notes on it

    Council held engagement sessions for local residents around four GreenWay precincts between 26 September and 8 October 2018, to share 50% concept plans and invite input from stakeholders.

    Download the engagement report to read the feedback.

    Council held engagement sessions for local residents around four GreenWay precincts between 26 September and 8 October 2018, to share 50% concept plans and invite input from stakeholders.

    Download the engagement report to read the feedback.

  • Have your say on the Development Application for the Central Missing Links (DA201800364)

    about 2 months ago
    Council has now lodged a development application for the Central Missing Links works which include

    • A new suspended path below Parramatta Road and over the Hawthorne Canal
    • An upgraded shared path through Cadigal Reserve
    • A rest stop under the main western rail line at the southern end of Cadigal Reserve
    • A shared path ramp up from Cadigal Reserve to a new tunnel below Longport Street
    • A new shared path tunnel below Longport Street
    • A shared path ramp up from the new tunnel below Longport Street to Smith Street
    • A new shared path though light rail corridor between Lewisham West Light Rail stop and Old Canterbury Road
    • A rest stop in the light rail corridor just north of Old Canterbury Road
    • Associated lighting of the shared path
    • Associated landscaping adjacent to the shared path
    • Tree removals to facilitate path construction
    • A separated cycleway in Smith Street to connect the Greenway to the regional cycle route on Longport Street

    The development application will be assessed by Council and state government agencies. Based on the assessment Council will provide a recommendation to the Sydney Central Planning Panel.
    The development application will be determined by the Sydney Central Planning Panel, which is independent of Council. Planning Panels operate across New South Wales to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development.


    Have your say on the DA

    Please search for DA201800364 on Council's DA Tracking Site here


    When will the construction start?

    Depending on the outcome of the Development Application, construction of the Central Missing Links, from Parramatta Road to Old Canterbury Road, is expected to commence in 2019. It is anticipated that construction of the Southern Missing Links, from Old Canterbury Road to the Cooks River, will commence in 2020.

    You can read more about the Sydney Central Planning Panel here http://www.planningpanels.nsw.gov.au/


    Council has now lodged a development application for the Central Missing Links works which include

    • A new suspended path below Parramatta Road and over the Hawthorne Canal
    • An upgraded shared path through Cadigal Reserve
    • A rest stop under the main western rail line at the southern end of Cadigal Reserve
    • A shared path ramp up from Cadigal Reserve to a new tunnel below Longport Street
    • A new shared path tunnel below Longport Street
    • A shared path ramp up from the new tunnel below Longport Street to Smith Street
    • A new shared path though light rail corridor between Lewisham West Light Rail stop and Old Canterbury Road
    • A rest stop in the light rail corridor just north of Old Canterbury Road
    • Associated lighting of the shared path
    • Associated landscaping adjacent to the shared path
    • Tree removals to facilitate path construction
    • A separated cycleway in Smith Street to connect the Greenway to the regional cycle route on Longport Street

    The development application will be assessed by Council and state government agencies. Based on the assessment Council will provide a recommendation to the Sydney Central Planning Panel.
    The development application will be determined by the Sydney Central Planning Panel, which is independent of Council. Planning Panels operate across New South Wales to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant development.


    Have your say on the DA

    Please search for DA201800364 on Council's DA Tracking Site here


    When will the construction start?

    Depending on the outcome of the Development Application, construction of the Central Missing Links, from Parramatta Road to Old Canterbury Road, is expected to commence in 2019. It is anticipated that construction of the Southern Missing Links, from Old Canterbury Road to the Cooks River, will commence in 2020.

    You can read more about the Sydney Central Planning Panel here http://www.planningpanels.nsw.gov.au/


  • Green Master Plan Adopted by Council

    3 months ago

    Council considered a report on the Master Plan at its meeting on 14 August 2018. Read the report to Council here C0818(1) Item 11. Council decided to adopt the Master Plan with some amendments. Find out more in the meeting minutes here

    The GreenWay Master Plan was proudly funded by the NSW government in association with Inner West Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown.

    Next Steps

    The Master Plan includes proposals for $57 million of works to be implemented over the long term. Around $25 million of high priority works are anticipated to be completed by 2022. A summary of...

    Council considered a report on the Master Plan at its meeting on 14 August 2018. Read the report to Council here C0818(1) Item 11. Council decided to adopt the Master Plan with some amendments. Find out more in the meeting minutes here

    The GreenWay Master Plan was proudly funded by the NSW government in association with Inner West Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown.

    Next Steps

    The Master Plan includes proposals for $57 million of works to be implemented over the long term. Around $25 million of high priority works are anticipated to be completed by 2022. A summary of the implementation priorities is available here

    Construction of the central missing links, from Parramatta Road to Old Canterbury Road, is expected to commence in 2019. It is anticipated that construction of the southern missing links, from Old Canterbury Road to the Cooks River, will commence in 2020. Additional works outlined in the Plan will be delivered in a staged approach over the next 10 to 15 years, as more funding becomes available.

    Keep up to date with the project

    As part of the design and construction, Council will be undertaking further engagement with the community. Engagement information will be published on this page. To stay up to date with the project sign up here to receive the Your Say Inner West monthly newsletter.

  • IWEG submission

    5 months ago

    At its meeting on 22 May Council resolved to place the master plan on public exhibition and include the submission from IWEG (Inner West Environment Group) in the documents released for exhibition, and for it to be considered by Council during the exhibition period. Download the submission here

    At its meeting on 22 May Council resolved to place the master plan on public exhibition and include the submission from IWEG (Inner West Environment Group) in the documents released for exhibition, and for it to be considered by Council during the exhibition period. Download the submission here