Table 5: Eastern City District Green Grid priorities
The Iron Cove Greenway and the Hawthorne Canal
Creating a sequence of connected open spaces that follow the Hawthorne Canal and the Light Rail Corridor from Leichhardt North to Dulwich Hill light rail stations which provide enhanced open space to growing communities along the light rail.
The Cooks River Open Space Corridor
Will become a regionally significant parkland corridor, improving water quality and providing high quality open space with links to nearby centres including Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park, Campsie, Canterbury, Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Wolli Creek. This is a priority Green Grid project for both the Eastern City and South districts.
Wolli Creek Regional Park and Bardwell Valley Parklands
Straddles the boundary of the South and Eastern City districts. It will provide open space for recreation, walking and cycling trails, connect patches of ecologically significant vegetation and improve water quality and stormwater management. It will also connect to other nearby Green Grid projects. This is a priority Green Grid project for both the South and Eastern City districts.
Mill Stream and Botany Wetlands Open Space Corridor
Extends from Botany Bay and Sydney Airport through The Australian, Lakes, Eastlakes and Bonnie Doon golf courses to Centennial Park. The corridor is home to two regionally rare vegetation communities, the Sydney freshwater wetlands and the Eastern Suburbs banksia scrub. Public use and access along this corridor is limited, and this project presents a significant opportunity for improved north-south access and cross-district access.
Rockdale Wetlands Open Space Corridor
Will create a connected open space corridor for walking, cycling and greening the urban environment. It will also protect and enhance the important hydrological and ecological assets of the corridor. Parts of this corridor are currently zoned for a future motorway. This motorway should be designed to retain and protect recreational open spaces and the ecological values of the corridor.
|Projects important to the District|
The Great Coastal Walk
Completing missing links, including around Malabar Headland, from Malabar to La Perouse and South Coogee to North Maroubra, and from North Bondi to South Head.
Powells Creek and Mason Park, Strathfield
Providing walking and cycling links, urban greening, stormwater treatment and a mix of open space uses that link Concord West, North Strathfield, Homebush and Strathfield to Parramatta Road, Bicentennial Park and the Parramatta River foreshore.
Rhodes and Concord Open Space and Hospital Precincts
Connecting the Parramatta River foreshore open spaces from Rhodes and Concord including Brays Bay Reserve, the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Rocky Point, the Thomas Walker Hospital grounds, Concord Hospital grounds and river foreshores, the Dame Edith Walker Hospital grounds, Concord Golf Course and Concord RSL lands. This will make better use of under-utilised open space around the hospitals and community facilities and create a connected walking and cycling trail along the river foreshores.
Hen and Chicken Bay Foreshore
Hen and Chicken Bay will be connected to the Bay Walk, providing more opportunities for walking and cycling. This project also provides opportunities for enhanced connections to Burwood via Burwood Road, St Luke’s Park and Queen Elizabeth Park
Eastern Beaches Walk
Building on the success of the Great Coastal Walk by providing improved east-west connections, primarily through street conversion projects and improved pedestrian and cycle links, from both Bondi and Bronte beaches, to Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Moore Park, Oxford Street and the Harbour CBD.
Bankstown to Sydenham Open Space Corridor
This project will transform surplus rail easement land and wide local streets that run parallel to the rail line into an active walking, cycling and open space corridor connecting the Cooks River, Wolli Creek Regional Park, The Greenway and Salt Pan Creek open space corridor, as well as the wider open space network