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GreenWay Master Plan: Cooks to Cove GreenWay

What is the GreenWay?

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


Completing the GreenWay Missing Links

The inner west community and local councils have been campaigning for over 10 years to complete the GreenWay. The NSW Government and the Inner West Council have secured funding towards the costs, this will unlock approximately 3ha of open space not currently accessible to the community. For the first time you'll be able to walk or ride easily and safely the length of the route.

Draft GreenWay Master Plan

In late 2017 Council gathered feedback from community and stakeholders about the design of the missing links and how best to use the unlocked and exisiting open space in the GreenWay corridor.
Read the engagement outcome report here.
This feedback has been used to develop a draft Master Plan to guide the delivery of landscaping and infrastructure within the GreenWay corridor over the next 10 - 15 years. The plans have been divided into six precincts

  • Hawthorne Canal Precinct
  • Gadigal Precinct
  • Mills Precinct
  • Dulwich Hill Parks Precinct
  • Dulwich Grove Precinct
  • Cooks River Precinct

The draft Master Plan proposes new and upgraded areas along the GreenWay including:

  • A new bridge over the Cooks River
  • Improved natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near Hercules
    Street in Dulwich Hill
  • A new accessible shared path along the length of the corridor
  • Creation of new natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near
    Lewisham West
  • Safer crossings under major roads
  • Upgraded parklands and new natural areas along the Hawthorne Canal and much more


View the draft Master Plan documents here

View the draft Master Plan interactive map here - zoom in, drop a pin, leave a comment


Have your say

We'd now like to hear from you again before Council considers the plan for adoption. This will make sure that the GreenWay meets the needs of the community now and in the future.

The last day for comment is Sunday 24 June 2018


Draft Master Plan hard copies

Hard copies are available to view at

  • Leichhardt Service Centre
  • Ashfield Service Centre
  • Petersham Service Centre
  • Dulwich Hill Library
  • Haberfield Library
  • Marrickville Library


What happens next?

It is anticipated that the finalised 2018 GreenWay Master Plan will be considered for adoption by Inner West Council in August 2018


How will the plan be rolled out?

The draft 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. 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 draft Plan will be delivered in a staged approach over the next 10 to 15 years, as more funding becomes available

What is the GreenWay?

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


Completing the GreenWay Missing Links

The inner west community and local councils have been campaigning for over 10 years to complete the GreenWay. The NSW Government and the Inner West Council have secured funding towards the costs, this will unlock approximately 3ha of open space not currently accessible to the community. For the first time you'll be able to walk or ride easily and safely the length of the route.

Draft GreenWay Master Plan

In late 2017 Council gathered feedback from community and stakeholders about the design of the missing links and how best to use the unlocked and exisiting open space in the GreenWay corridor.
Read the engagement outcome report here.
This feedback has been used to develop a draft Master Plan to guide the delivery of landscaping and infrastructure within the GreenWay corridor over the next 10 - 15 years. The plans have been divided into six precincts

  • Hawthorne Canal Precinct
  • Gadigal Precinct
  • Mills Precinct
  • Dulwich Hill Parks Precinct
  • Dulwich Grove Precinct
  • Cooks River Precinct

The draft Master Plan proposes new and upgraded areas along the GreenWay including:

  • A new bridge over the Cooks River
  • Improved natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near Hercules
    Street in Dulwich Hill
  • A new accessible shared path along the length of the corridor
  • Creation of new natural areas and public open spaces in the light rail corridor near
    Lewisham West
  • Safer crossings under major roads
  • Upgraded parklands and new natural areas along the Hawthorne Canal and much more


View the draft Master Plan documents here

View the draft Master Plan interactive map here - zoom in, drop a pin, leave a comment


Have your say

We'd now like to hear from you again before Council considers the plan for adoption. This will make sure that the GreenWay meets the needs of the community now and in the future.

The last day for comment is Sunday 24 June 2018


Draft Master Plan hard copies

Hard copies are available to view at

  • Leichhardt Service Centre
  • Ashfield Service Centre
  • Petersham Service Centre
  • Dulwich Hill Library
  • Haberfield Library
  • Marrickville Library


What happens next?

It is anticipated that the finalised 2018 GreenWay Master Plan will be considered for adoption by Inner West Council in August 2018


How will the plan be rolled out?

The draft 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. 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 draft Plan will be delivered in a staged approach over the next 10 to 15 years, as more funding becomes available

Submission form 18/SF257

Please be as specific as possible in your submission.  

Do you support the GreenWay Master Plan? * required

Your details.

These will be kept private by Council and used only to update you on this project. They will not be released to a third party.

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