The Metropolitan Greenspace Program has committed $4 million to improve parks and public green spaces for communities in twelve local government areas across Sydney.

Projects to benefit include:

  • A new 1.8ha 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
  • 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 New South Wales Premier’s Priority to have one million trees planted across Greater Sydney by mid-2022. 

Find out more about the Metropolitan Greenspace Program here.

 

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