A temporary on-road alternative GreenWay route will be marked out as a stop-gap to enable the community to find their way safely along the GreenWay corridor.
A recent Danish study has revealled that children who walk or cycle to school have have far improved concentration levels at school than children who take the bus or a car! The Danish researchers were originally intending to measure the impacts of missing breakfast and lunch on concentration levels, but found that the biggest influence on concentration levels for the first 4 hours of the day was whether the child had walked or cycled to school! 20,000 students aged 5-19 took part in the study.
With 23 primary schools in the GreenWay catchment this is another good reason to build the GreenWay shared path!
The findings have been released from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for the Allied Mills (Flour Mill) site in Summer Hill. Disappointingly the 350 metre section of the GreenWay trail from Longport Street to Old Canterbury Road will not be built as a condition of approval. Neither will any further measures be taken to protect the bandicoots and other local biodiversity. This section of the GreenWay would have provided much needed active transport options for the residents of this high density residential development. We would like thank Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils, the Councillors, Friends of the GreenWay and the many other community groups and members who put in submissions supporting the GreenWay trail and biodiversity. The Determination report and other documents can be found on the Department of Planning website.
The section of the GreenWay trail between Longport Street and Old Canterbury Road should be built by the developers of the Old Flour Mill at Summer Hill (Allied Mills Site.) This is the position of all the principle GreenWay stakeholders, but has been dismissed by the Director General in the recommendations for planning approval of this site. The Planning Assessment Commission meeting on the 20th November is our last chance to get the construction of this section of the GreenWay included in the conditions of approval for the development. We need people to speak for the GreenWay at this meeting or to send written submissions in.
To our mystery supporters in the community- thank you!