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May 2018

Welcome to our new look GreenWay e-news to bring you all the latest updates on happenings along the GreenWay. 

Draft GreenWay Master Plan now on exhibition

After more than 15 years campaigning by the community and GreenWay councils, completion of the GreenWay is a big step closer to reality with the release of the draft GreenWay Master Plan. Comments are invited on the draft Plan which is on public exhibition until 24th June at www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au

The draft plan proposes an exciting combination of capital works and other improvements to complete the remaining 3.2 km section of GreenWay walking and cycle path from Parramatta Road south through Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill to the Cooks River cycleway at Earlwood. It sets out a unique, integrated, place-based approach which combines the four main functions of the GreenWay – active travel, ecology, recreation and culture – in each of the six precincts along the 5.8km corridor.

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A wetland re-born

A reed-choked basin built by the former RTA to treat stormwater from the City West Link is being transformed into a multi-purpose wetland at the northern end of the GreenWay, next to Blackmore Oval.

“This transformative project has been in the pipeline for years and it’s great to see it finally happening,” Rick Jarvis, Inner West Council’s Manager Parks and Assets said.

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Bat flats and possum boxes


Good news for Inner West wildlife!  New homes have been built for resident micro-bats, possums, small birds and other native wildlife at the northern GreenWay bushcare site next to Lilyfield Road Bridge, in Richard Murden Reserve.

Thanks to a collaboration between Council’s  Urban Forest and Urban Ecology Teams, three dead trees have been kitted-out with a variety of artificial hollows, while some healthy trees have had habitat boxes installed.  
 
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GreenWay - number one priority says Greater Sydney Commission 

The Greater Sydney Commission has identified the GreenWay as the number one priority Green Grid project in the City Eastern District Plan released on 18 March. The priority status for the GreenWay reflects its location in a densely populated and increasingly urbanised inner city region and the capacity of the GreenWay to support many activities of value to the community ranging from active travel and bushcare to public art and many forms of recreation.

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A rich mix of GreenWay art and culture

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for art and culture along the GreenWay. It kicked off with the annual Art on the GreenWay environmental art exhibition at the Northern end of the GreenWay, at the Lilyfield Road bridge and park. The 10 day exhibition formed part of  the annual Inner West Open Studio Trail, with an opening event on 10 March featuring bicycle cinema, DJ, BBQ and bar, guided walks along the GreenWay, lantern-making and more. 

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