Rendering of Hawthorne Canal (rendering courtesy of McGregor Coxall)
GREENWAY MASTER PLAN
GreenWay is a 5.8-kilometre multi-use linear link between Iron Cove and Cooks River. It is envisaged as an urban green corridor, a continuous and connected shared landscape for cultural engagement and recreation. Following the route of the Inner West light rail, this platform features bike paths and foreshore walks; bushcare sites; cultural and historical sites; public art and community events; cafés; and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
Based on the objectives, site and precinct analysis, stakeholder consultation, as well as the review of benchmark examples, many ideas have emerged about what GreenWay should be, what it should include and how it should be delivered. It seeks to become a multifunctional and ecological community infrastructure by weaving together its physical, natural and cultural elements into a coherent and integrated whole, thus enhancing its amenity value, design quality, identity and a sense of place.
The draft plan, which was created using community and grassroots input, proposes a combination of capital works and other improvements, including more than 4 hectares of revegetation and bank naturalisation; improvements to existing and newly accessible public open spaces; public art installations along the length of the corridor; and the completion of the remaining 3.2 kilometres of walking and cycling paths on Greenway (from Parramatta Road south through Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill to the Cooks River cycleway at Earlwood).
MASTER PLAN OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES, KEY DESIGN AND PROGRAMME ELEMENTS
The Inner West community and local councils have been campaigning for over a decade for its completion. With the release of the draft master plan, it is a step closer to reality for GreenWay to proceed with a distinctive, integrated, place-based approach by combining its four main functions—ecology, active transport, recreation and culture—in each of its six precincts along the corridor.
Approximately in 2033
Inner West CouncilProject Lead Consultant
(Landscape Architecture & Urban Design)