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

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 was 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 proposed 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

The draft Master Plan was exhibited for comment in May/June 2018


Master Plan adopted by Council

The Master Plan was adopted by Council at its meeting on 14 August 2018. Read more here.