The 5.8km corridor linking the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove called the GreenWay is one step closer to fruition.
Inner West Deputy Mayor Jessica D’Arienzo has welcomed today’s announcement of a $9.8 million grant for the project from the State Government.
This will be supplemented by an additional $3.9 million from the council.
“It’s been a dream of the Inner West community for the past 22 years that this GreenWay project should happen,” Ms D’Arienzo said.
“It’s not just an active transport corridor, it features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
“The Greater Sydney Commission has identified the GreenWay as the number one priority “green grid” project in the Eastern Sydney District Plan.”
Ms D’Arienzo said while the Inner West community would directly benefit from the development of the GreenWay project, it would ultimately attract people from all over Sydney.
“This is our gift to Sydney and the inner west,” Ms D’Arienzo said.
“It’s a vital part of Sydney’s ecology, rich in biodiversity where people will be able to cycle, walk, run, enjoy inner west artworks or just relax.”