Missing Links design gets underway

design group missing linksDesign work has started for the Central GreenWay Missing Links from Parramatta Road South through the Lewisham West development precinct to Old Canterbury Road.The Inner West Council has appointed a Project Manager to coordinate a multi-disciplinary design team convened by structural engineers TLB Pty Ltd to develop detailed designs and construction drawings. “The Central Missing Links are, in many respects, the most complex and expensive to design and build” said GreenWay Place Manager, Nick Chapman. “Proposed links include a light weight pedestrian and cycle bridge under Parramatta Road and new pedestrian and cycle tunnels under Longport St, Lewisham and Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill”.  

A high level Project Steering Group of senior staff from Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Inner West Council, Sydney Water and Sydney Trains has been convened to oversee the design and delivery of all 11 Greenway Missing Links, which are planned to be delivered over the next four years at an estimated cost of $15 to $20 million. The works will be funded on a 50:50 basis by state and local government. “The community and GreenWay councils have been campaigning for over a decade to complete the 5.8km GreenWay from Cooks River to Iron Cove. We are all really excited to see the work finally start in earnest, with the prospect of being able to safely cycle from Parramatta Road to the Cooks River at Hurlstone Park in about 20 minutes on a continuous, dedicated shared walking and cycle path. How good is that!” 

You can click here to view the September 2016 Greenway Missing Links Update.

Pictured above: The Missing Links design team visit one of the sites. 

Pictured below: Artist impressions of Missing Link J, a pedestrian and cycle bridge under Parramatta Road and Missing Link H, a pedestrian and cycle tunnel under Longport Street, courtesty of Tyrrell Studio and NSW Office of the Government Architect.

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A skater captured his trip along the GreenWay starting from Leichhardt through to Iron Cove then back to Lewisham in Sydney's Inner West. Video created by Bo Yuan and Tim Hans.   GreenWay Map below created by Benjamin Salmon.