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The draft design plan of the central and southern in-corridor missing links of the Cooks to Cove GreenWay is now available for comment.

On this page you can find:

  • the draft design plan
  • artist impressions

Community feedback dates

Tuesday 4 April - Wednesday 3 May 2023

The Cooks to Cove GreenWay is a biodiversity and active transport corridor linking the Cooks River to Iron Cove. The GreenWay is on the traditional lands of the Gadigal-Wangal people.

It mostly follows the route of the Inner West Light Rail and Hawthorne Canal and features cycle paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, artworks, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities. Once completed it will measure 5.6km from Cooks River to Iron Cove.

We are completing this project in stages and delivering beautiful parks and natural areas, sporting facilities and public artworks along the corridor. Some sections of the GreenWay are already completed or in progress, such as the Bay Run upgrade, Richard Murden Reserve in Haberfield and Weston Street and the Hercules Street crossing in Dulwich Hill.

After more than 10 years of campaigning by the Inner West community and councils, funding has now been secured to complete the ‘missing links’: the central and southern sections of the GreenWay from Parramatta Road through Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill to the Cooks River. These sections run alongside the light rail line and are referred to as in-corridor works.

Council has engaged a building contractor (Gartner Rose) to complete the missing links in the GreenWay corridor and to implement the GreenWay Masterplan.

After extensive community consultation on the Masterplan, it was adopted by Council in 2018. The GreenWay concept designs have received community feedback and were finalised in 2020.

Council's consultants have now prepared a draft design for review.

Key features of the Cooks to Cove GreenWay draft design plan include:

  • A suspended walkway under Parramatta Road and along the Hawthorne Canal
  • A new path and upgraded natural areas in Gadigal Reserve
  • A tunnel under Longport Street
  • A new path, parklands and natural areas in the light rail corridor near Lewisham West
  • A signalised crossing at Old Canterbury Road including the closure of Weston Street to cars
  • A tunnel under Davis Street and a new boardwalk from Davis Street to Johnson Park
  • Upgrade of Johnson Park including an upgraded path and playground
  • A tunnel under Constitution Road and an elevated pathway through the light rail corridor from Constitution Road to New Canterbury Road
  • A new path and upgraded natural areas in the light rail corridor near Hercules Street with the existing natural creek line retained and protected

Have your say on the draft design plan

The draft design plan for the remaining in-corridor works of the GreenWay shows the extent of the Masterplan works in detail.

We have sought community feedback to ensure the draft designs are true to the 2018 Masterplan.

Explore artist impressions

Before: Before view of Summer Hill Cadigal Reserve After: After view of Summer Hill Cadigal Reserve
Before: Before view from Cadigal Reserve towards Longport Street tunnel with bat protection screen After: After view from Cadigal Reserve towards Longport Street tunnel with bat protection screen
Before: Before view: Lewisham West towards Longport Street tunnel After: After view: Lewisham West towards Longport Street tunnel
Before: Before view from Johnson Park to Constitution Road tunnel After: After view from Johnson Park to Constitution Road tunnel

How did we get to this stage?

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    October - November 2017

    Community invited to provide input to inform GreenWay Masterplan

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    June 2018

    Draft GreenWay Masterplan on public exhibition for final feedback

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    August 2018

    Masterplan adopted by Council

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    March 2019

    Draft concept design on public exhibition for feedback

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    May 2019

    Concept design finalised

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    February 2021

    Draft Detailed Design for Bay Run upgrades and Draft Review of Environmental Factors open for feedback

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    June 2021

    Detailed design for Bay Run and Review of Environmental Factors finalised

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    4 April - 3 May 2023

    Draft design plan available for the community to explore and provide comment

  • Timeline item 9 - complete

    Design finalisation

    The contractor and their design team will prepare the final design for the GreenWay

  • Timeline item 10 - complete

    August 2023

    Missing links in-corridor construction commenced.

    Find out more about GreenWay construction updates.

  • Timeline item 11 - incomplete


    Construction of priority works expected to be finalised


If you have any questions or would like more information on this project, contact the GreenWay Engagement Officer.

Name Magda Jansen (Tue & Thu)
Phone 02 9392 5425

Project history

We acknowledge that this land area traditionally belonged to the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation.

Contact customer service on:

9392 5000

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