Greater Sydney Commission Planning Award

image7GreenWay volunteers, workers and supporters take a bow. The Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay has won the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards for Great Community Led Project.  The prestigious award is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of so many people in the local community who have strived to see the vision of creating a 5.8km green corridor through Sydney’s inner west become a reality.  

The Greater Sydney Commission Planning Awards celebrate bold, city-making projects and showcase examples that integrate social, environmental and economic considerations. The judges assessed that ‘The GreenWay provides a collaborative model which has sustained itself over many years and serves to guide other potential projects’. 

“We are really pleased that the GreenWay has been recognised for its unique level of community leadership and engagement” GreenWay Place Manager, Nick Chapman said. “Every year Inner West residents invest thousands of volunteer hours on a range of activities.  This includes caring for the GreenWay’s 16 urban bush care sites, creating works for the Annual Art Exhibition which is now in its eighth year, campaigning for improved cycleways or participating in one of the many GreenWay schools sustainability education projects and guided walks. The Award recognises the fact that without this level of community ownership and drive, we wouldn’t have a GreenWay”! 

You can read the full Media Release issued by the Greater Sydney Commission here.

Pictured above: Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts; Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO; Friends of the GreenWay, Jennifer Kent; GreenWay Place Manager, Nick Chapman at the Awards Ceremony. 

Pictured below left: Greenway “day of action”, Johnson Park, Dulwich Hill, 2011. Pictured below right:  Members of the GreenWay Steering Committee and community champions at a GreenWay Planning Workshop - 2014.

day of action

GWay Planning Workshop 2 June 2014











Pictured left: Young GreenWay supporters at the Dulwich Hill Festival - 2015. 




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.