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Introduction to the GreenWay

The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel route 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.

Read the story so far in the FAQs

Review of Environmental Factors on Public Exhibition

A REF assesses the potential impacts of a proposal on the surrounding environment and identifies ways to avoid or minimise these impacts. Council has completed a draft Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the GreenWay in-corridor works (upgrades along the light rail line). The main elements are:

  • New public open spaces in the light rail corridor at Lewisham West and near Hercules Street in Dulwich Hill
  • A new accessible shared path and path lighting along the corridor
  • Safer crossings under major roads including tunnels at Longport Street, Davis Street and Constitution Road and underpasses below Parramatta Road and New Canterbury Road
  • Improved natural areas and new ecological restoration areas.

The draft REF finds that the proposal for these works is unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. Potential impacts on micro bats have been identified and measures to minimise impacts are proposed.


Review the draft REF. Final day for comments is Monday, 15 March 2021.



Provide feedback

If you have any questions about the Bay Run works or would like to provide feedback on the draft REF, please contact the Project Lead, Ryan Hawken:



Introduction to the GreenWay

The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel route 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.

Read the story so far in the FAQs

Review of Environmental Factors on Public Exhibition

A REF assesses the potential impacts of a proposal on the surrounding environment and identifies ways to avoid or minimise these impacts. Council has completed a draft Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the GreenWay in-corridor works (upgrades along the light rail line). The main elements are:

  • New public open spaces in the light rail corridor at Lewisham West and near Hercules Street in Dulwich Hill
  • A new accessible shared path and path lighting along the corridor
  • Safer crossings under major roads including tunnels at Longport Street, Davis Street and Constitution Road and underpasses below Parramatta Road and New Canterbury Road
  • Improved natural areas and new ecological restoration areas.

The draft REF finds that the proposal for these works is unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. Potential impacts on micro bats have been identified and measures to minimise impacts are proposed.


Review the draft REF. Final day for comments is Monday, 15 March 2021.



Provide feedback

If you have any questions about the Bay Run works or would like to provide feedback on the draft REF, please contact the Project Lead, Ryan Hawken:



  • February 2021 Update

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    12 Feb 2021

    Residents along the GreenWay route should keep an eye on their letterboxes – your newsletter is on the way. You can also access a copy online.


    Recent developments include:

    • Public exhibition of Review of Environmental Factors for works in the light rail corridor – The draft REF found that the works would not cause significant, adverse impacts to the environment. Proposals for how to mitigate potential impacts on micro bats have been identified. Review the REF and share your feedback by 15 March 2021.
    • Works are underway in local streets to create safer connections along the route. We expect these to be completed in May 2021

    • Construction on the Dobroyd Seawall has commenced and diversions are in place. We anticipate works will be completed in May 2021.

  • November 2020 update

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    23 Nov 2020

    Works to deliver the GreenWay are progressing. We appreciate that residents and park users have been impacted by construction, especially with other works in the area and impacts of the pandemic.

    Recent developments include:

    • A draft environmental impact assessment is being prepared for in-corridor works.

    • Detailed designs are being prepared for remaining works along the corridor, including High Voltage Electricity Relocation and upgrades of the Bay Run where it meets the GreenWay

    • Richard Murden Reserve path and lighting upgrades will be completed by early December 2020.

    • Lang Road Pedestrian Bridge over the Cooks River is under construction and will be completed by early December 2020.

    • In December, construction will commence on local streets and the Dobroyd Point Seawall upgrades. Impacted residents will received a letter before works commence.

    Find out more in the November 2020 community newsletter (1.67MB, pdf) which was delivered to those living along the corridor.

  • July community update

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    16 Jul 2020

    There's a lot happening along the GreenWay! We are updating the Central Links concept designs to help protect a micro-bat colony and reduce impact on water infrastructure, we are preparing detailed designs to enable the commencement of works along the GreenWay and are in the middle of construction to upgrade Richard Murden Reserve.

    Find out more in the July 2020 community update which was delivered to those living along the GreenWay corridor.

  • Detailed design plans for on road components

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    19 Feb 2020

    Check out the detailed designs for walking and cycling routes along local roads including:

    • along Weston Street from Old Canterbury Road to the Waratah Mills light rail stop;
    • across Hercules Street near Consett Street;
    • from the southern end of Hercules Street via Terrace Road, Ness Avenue and Garnet Street to the Cooks River.

    Please provide any feedback on the detailed design plans:

    The last day to give feedback is Sunday 8 March 2020.

    A report, including any community feedback, is anticipated to be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at a meeting on 6 April 2020. The recommendations of the Committee are then anticipated to be considered by elected Council on 28 April 2020.

  • Concept designs finalised

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    03 May 2019

    The GreenWay Draft Concept Design was presented to Council at its 26 February 2019 meeting and put on public exhibition for community comment from 1 to 31 March 2019.

    The results of the public exhibition showed broad support for the Design. 106 responses were received with 90% of these in support, either answering “Yes” or “Yes with changes”.

    Read the community submissions and individual responses in the report here.

    Comments were considered and incorporated into the final GreenWay Concept Design where appropriate. The final Concept Design documents can be viewed here

  • The GreenWay Delivery Project Management and Engagement Plan

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    20 Dec 2018

    On 27 November 2018 Council considered a report on the GreenWay Delivery Project Management and Engagement Plan

    Read the report here C1118(2) Item 26

    Council resolved that:

    1. The report be noted;
    2. Council’s Communications team have responsibility for and management of all branding and communications relating to the GreenWay project; and
    3. The existing GreenWay logo be replaced by the Inner West Council logo in all Council communications published on the website or to materials distributed to residents .

  • GreenWay Community Southern Links Engagement Workshops

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    15 Oct 2018
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    Map of GreenWay Southern Links

    Council held the first round of engagement sessions for local residents in 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.

    The second round of sessions were held between 14 November and 22 November 2018 to share 70% concept plans and invite further input.

    Download the engagement report to read the feedback

  • GreenWay Master Plan Adopted by Council

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    29 Aug 2018

    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

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    15 Jun 2018

    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