$4 million lift for Sydney’s green spaces
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.