The Mayor of Ashfield Council, the Lead Council for the GreenWay Program, Lucille McKenna OAM today welcomed reports that the State Government is committed to providing funding to help complete the GreenWay Missing Links. Mayor McKenna said she was committed to working with neighbouring Council’s to provide the collaborative funding required to see the GreenWay vision become a reality.
“The four Inner West councils had a vision back in the late 1990’s to create the GreenWay – a continuous 5.5km off-road shared path and environmental corridor linking the Parramatta River cycleway at Iron Cove with the Cooks River cycleway at Hurlstone Park,” Mayor McKenna said.
“Since then the local councils, local residents and community groups such as Friends of the GreenWay and the Inner West Environment Group have been working hard to try and see this vision become a reality.
“Ashfield Council is the lead Council for the GreenWay Program and has been working to see the remaining 55% of the GreenWay Trail completed.
“This is in addition to the many other activities under the Program, including public art and community culture, establishing and looking after 16 bush care sites along the GreenWay, sustainability education for local school children and place making around the nine Inner West Light Rail stops.
“I am very hopeful the State Government will provide a substantial formal funding contribution to help complete the remaining Missing Links and I am fully committed to working with my neighbouring councils to ensure that the GreenWay Trail is fully funded and finally becomes a reality.”