‘GreenWay’ wins award

INNER West Council’s Cooks to Cove GreenWay plan has won the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Award of Excellence for Urban Design.

The 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor links the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove.
“I am absolutely delighted that our Cooks to Cove GreenWay plan has won the 2019 AILA Award of Excellence,” Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said.
“This prestigious award is testament to the passion, effort and commitment of everyone involved and their capacity to overcome many challenges along the way.
“It’s no surprise to me that our GreenWay continues to be honoured and praised.
“It is such a beautiful asset for the community and will give pleasure and fantastic recreational opportunities for many generations to come,” Mayor Byrne said.
In its citation, AILA said the GreenWay project, first conceived by local communities over the last two decades, heralded the regeneration of such sites into public parkland.
“The design threads together a delightful sequence of spaces that include recreational parkland, ecological restoration areas and cultural precincts. It will provide pedestrian and cycle connections to adjacent communities and existing parks along the way.
“[The GreenWay] is an exemplar of the proposed Green Grid network throughout the metropolitan area initiated by the Government Architects Office and adopted as part of the Greater Sydney Commission plans,” the citation notes.