Well, the Dulwich Hill lightrail extension is still going ahead (albeit rather slowly), but Penultimo was disappointed (though maybe a little unsurprised) to learn that the proposed cycling/walking/bush regeneration “Greenway”, adjacent to the lightrail line, has been canned. (The Greenway was of course was a Labor idea - in 2010 Keneally had boasted that “”People will be able to walk or cycle from the Cooks River to Iron Cove.”)
This certainly suggests that other walking/ cycling / bush regeneration greenways are unlikely to get much financial support from the State Government in the next few years (and, really, to make a really worthwhile one, you need more than just a local council doing the job).
There goes Penultimo’s grand dream of public foreshore access connecting The Crescent - Glebe - the Fish Markets - Pyrmont. Bummer.
That said, bush regeneration is already happening along the light rail line — Pyrmont-Ultimo (near the Wentworth Park stop) is a great case in point. The Pyrmont-Ultimo Landcare volunteer group has done an extraordinary job in this area.
When we first read about the proposed Greenway, we were a little concerned that this might mean razing the existing bush regeneration work, to put in a bitumen path. As it turned out - the Greenway was never proposed to go this far into the city … and again, as it turned out, it’s not happening.