Author Archives: Friends of the Greenway

GreenWay Wins at Greater Sydney Planning Awards

GSC Awards 2017

Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts, Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO, Friend of the GreenWay spokesperson Jennifer Kent, and GreenWay Place Manager Nick Chapman.

The GreenWay has won the “Great Community Led Project” section at the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards last night which may provide useful leverage in the future. Congratulations to Nick who wrote the submission when under great pressure. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of the community’s commitment to this wonderful project.

Thanks to Jamie Parker MLA and the Petersham Bowling Club, the $1000 prize money has been secured for this year’s community photography prize.
In another development, a small parcel of land with an unclear title record, near Lewisham West Light Rail Station, is now owned by the Inner West Council.  It is being incorporated into plans for the GreenWay.  It is anticipated that the building of the missing links round the Lewisham West will commence in 2018.

Are You Ready To Brainstorm The GreenWay?

Ashfield Council Buildings

Ashfield Council Buildings

The next GreenWay Steering Committee Meeting on June 2nd at Ashfield Council Chambers will be be followed by a community consultation.

From 5.30 to 7.30 on Monday 2nd June we will brainstorm ideas on how to progress the GreenWay.  One of the original planning documents from 2009 has been discovered, and we are pleased to see that many of the original GreenWay objectives have been achieved – but we need fresh ideas on how to maintain momentum.

To make the whole of the GreenWay vision a reality, we need your ideas, so please join us for this important event.  Food and drink will be provided and there is parking available.

Welcome light rail opening should give green light to GreenWay

THE opening of the inner-west light rail extension presented a golden opportunity to begin work on a long-awaited walking and cycling route alongside the tram corridor, the Friends of the GreenWay group said today.

The NSW Government today opened the light rail line extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill.

The government scrapped previously approved plans for a 5km GreenWay alongside the light rail extension, arguing that it could delay the light rail project.

Friends of the GreenWay spokesperson Jennifer Kent said that the welcome opening of the light rail line would now help everyone focus on the best way to deliver a GreenWay.

See our media release at light rail opening 270314

Petition Presented to Parliament

GreenWay Petition At Parliament

Local MPs and Mayors present our petition. Photo courtesy of greenway.org.au

On Wednesday 15th February 2012 Friends of the GreenWay joined local Mayors and MPs representing the whole of the GreenWay catchment to present our petition to Save The GreenWay to the NSW Parliament. Watch the event video here.

Supporters of the GreenWay came from all across Sydney, representing many communities and voluntary groups – another demonstration of the way the GreenWay is already connecting people across Sydney.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, and a special thanks to those volunteers who went to dozens of local events over the past months collecting signatures.  The GreenWay is a true grassroots project!

Along with the many other supporters of the GreenWay were:

  • Carmel Tebbutt, MP for Marrickville
  • Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain
  • Linda Burney, MP for Canterbury
  • Charles Casuscelli, MP for Strathfield
  • Rochelle Porteous, Mayor of Leichhardt
  • Lyall Kennedy, Mayor of Ashfield
  • Morris Hanna, Mayor of Marrickville
  • Brian Robson, Mayor of Canterbury

Our local MPs will now present the petition to Transport Minister Gladys  Berejiklian, and the petition will be debated by Parliament on 31 May 2012.