The NSW Government is extending the light rail network from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill. Further extensions are also planned for the Sydney CBD.
The 5.6km light rail extension to the Inner West will run from the current light rail terminus at Lilyfield, along the disused freight rail corridor, to Dulwich Hill.
Unfortunately, the NSW Goverment announced in September 2011 that the GreenWay shared pathway component of the Project had been deferred. Councils and the community are continuing to lobby the government to secure a committment to the GreenWay. See our campaign page for latest updates.
Nine new light rail stops will be built at Leichhardt North, Hawthorne, Marion, Taverners Hill, Lewisham West, Waratah Mills, Arlington, Dulwich Grove and Dulwich Hill Interchange.
A new timeline of 2014 has been set for the operation of the light rail. For more information visit the Transport for NSW website.
The NSW Government has confirmed as part of the Budget that the light rail project will be proceeding however the GreenWay shared pathway component of the Project has been deferred. Councils and the local community, including the Friends of the GreenWay, are continuing to campaign to secure the future of the GreenWay as part of the light rail project.
Further information is also available at www.transport.nsw.gov.au.
Submissions Report on the Environmental Assessment for the Inner West Light Rail Extension
Visit the Department of Planning's website to view the Submissions Report.
Following the announcement of the light rail, local residents, community group Friends of the GreenWay and local Councils lobbied extensively for the GreenWay, a walking and cycling path in the corridor, along with a number of bushcare sites, to be included in the scope of the project Inner West Light Rail Extension.
On Monday 19 July 2010 the Government announced that the GreenWay would be included in the project, giving Sydney its first environmentally sustainable, integrated transport corridor, which would run from the Cooks River to Iron Cove. Unfortunately, that decision was deferred by the new State Government in September 2011.
Restoration work has been completed including replacing the ballast, sleepers and rail track.
For more information about the community campaign to visit the GreenWay visit our campaign page.