Planning and early works are now underway on the Parramatta to Sydney Foreshore Link, a 91 kilometre active transport path linking Parramatta to the CBD in New South Wales.
The continuous link will connect Parramatta Park to the Opera House/ Botanical Gardens allowing both cyclists and pedestrians to travel along Sydney’s foreshore.
The project will aim to encourage healthy and sustainable trips and recreation, improve accessibility for key growth areas along the foreshore, stimulate local economies by generating activity that will support local business and improve access to Sydney’s iconic harbour and river foreshores.
The proposal includes upgrades to existing sections, with early works set to focus on improving links at key locations in Parramatta, Inner West and Canada Bay council areas.
Work is already underway to complete the missing link along the Bay Run at Rozelle and work will begin on three additional missing link projects in Parramatta and Canada Bay later this year.
The early works projects are being selected in areas that can be easily upgraded, providing immediate improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.
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These will include a new shared path along the foreshore between Queens Wharf Reserve and the new Alfred Street Bridge, Parramatta, a new shared park through Henry Lawson Park, Abbotsford and an upgrade to widen an existing foreshore shared path at Massey Park Golf Club, Concord.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said an interactive map detailing a draft route had been released for public feedback.
“We want to make it easier for families to enjoy a free, fun and healthy day out, which is why we’re asking the community to tell us which missing links they want to see connected across 18 suburbs stretching between Parramatta and the CBD,” Stokes said.
“The map also identifies 12 different projects that are in planning or already underway, including a new shared path at Wentworth Point Bridge, an upgrade of the existing Bay Run Path, the construction of a shared path parallel to the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 and more.”
The State Government has invested $60 million to develop the link. To view the projects interactive map, click here.