Communities in twelve local government areas across Sydney can enjoy improvements to their public outdoor spaces, with thanks to funding from the Metropolitan Greenspace Program.
Projects to benefit include:
- A new 1.8-hectare parkland with an urban forest at Strathfield
- A masterplan to protect and recognise a significant indigenous site at Liverpool
- The construction of a waterside boardwalk along the Canada Bay mangroves
- Upgrades to pedestrian and bush paths at Pennant Hills Park and Lane Cove National Park
- New accessible pathways between Charlie Bali Reserve and Blacktown International Sports Park
- The installation of wayfinding signage along the Lane Cove Loop
- Final upgrades to Gannons Park in Peakhurst, and
- Upgrades to North Harbour Reserve on the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk.
Planning and Public Space Minister Rob Stokes said the projects align with the Greater Sydney Green Grid initiative, a network of walking tracks throughout the city’s green spaces.
“Throughout COVID-19 lockdowns, we’ve seen just how important community greenspaces are to our mental health and well-being,” Mr Stokes said.
The councils that secured the funding are to plant at least one tree for every $2,500 received and match the grant funding dollar for dollar – in line with the Premier’s Priority to have one million trees planted across Greater Sydney by mid-2022.
Find out more about the Metropolitan Greenspace Program.