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In early 2023 we asked the community for local knowledge about places you love to walk and cycle, missing blue and green connections, ecological and cultural features and areas that are too hot.

Research, expert advice and feedback from the community and key stakeholders has been used to develop the draft Blue-Green Grid Strategy.

We are now inviting you to review the draft Blue-Green Grid Strategy and let us know - have we got it right?

The draft Blue-Green Grid Strategy is a plan for providing easy, enjoyable walking and cycling connections between the places you live and work (town centres, schools, public transport hubs) with the places you relax and recharge (harbours, rivers, parks, playgrounds).

The draft Strategy provides a detailed plan for how we can connect areas of high environmental value, providing more viable areas of habitat and links to scenic landscapes. Popular walking tracks along the Cooks River and Sydney Harbour will be enhanced and complemented by improved connections through tree-lined streets and established urban parks.

Find out more about the benefits for people and the environment.

Between 16 March and 30 April 2023 we asked for your local knowledge about places you love to walk and cycle, missing blue and green connections, ecological and cultural features and areas that are too hot.

Key points on the engagement methods and results:

  • The Your Say Inner West project page was viewed 2,750 times
  • 355 contributions were collected via the interactive map
  • 158 people attended info sessions around the LGA and left 372 ideas and insights

What you suggested

  • The three most common themes captured across the engagement were effective active transport networks, access to water and rewilding open spaces

Find out more about community priorities for the Blue-Green Grid.

Check out the draft Blue-Green Grid Strategy

The Inner West Blue-Green Grid is made up of 84 individual links, each with suggestions for specific opportunities and improvements.

To help you focus on the area you're interested in we've divided the Grid into ten precincts.

Look at the Local Government Area map to identify which precinct you're interested in, then read about the proposals just for that area. For example, if you're only interested in the Balmain/Birchgrove area then skip to Precinct 7.

Consultation is closed

Thanks to all who provided feedback on the draft Blue-Green Grid strategy.


Interactive map

  • Other ways to provide feedback

    We are committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you.

    If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via these free community services.

    • Free interpreter via TIS National: 13 14 50
    • Voice Relay: 1300 555 727
    • TTY: 133 677
    • SMS Relay: 0423 677 767

    You will need to provide the project lead's phone number - 02 9392 5562.


The NSW Government has provided Council with matched funding to undertake this project work as a way to improve access to open space and improve liveability across the Inner West.

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

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9392 5000

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