$26 million infrastructure program for the inner west

$26 million infrastructure program for the inner west

The City of Sydney is investing $26 million on major projects to transform suburbs in the inner west over the next 10 years.

Projects include completing the $14 million public park at Harold Park and a major upgrade of Victoria Park, improvements to The Crescent lands at Johnstons Creek, and facilities upgrades at Glebe’s Jubilee Park.

The projects come as part of a $1.6 billion package the City has set aside for building and construction over the next 10 years. More than 430 projects will provide new and renovated facilities for communities and businesses across the City of Sydney.

Harold Park Open Space

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City had already delivered more than 250 important projects including parks, playgrounds, childcare centres, pools, libraries, theatres and community and cultural spaces over the past 10 years, and is working on hundreds more for Sydneysiders to enjoy into the future.

“Our 10-year financial plan is a huge investment that will protect the city’s liveability, boost the economy, accelerate climate action, encourage tourism, create new public open spaces and improve our cultural life,” the Lord Mayor said.

“With Sydney’s growing population, our parks and green spaces are more important than ever. This is why we’re investing in this area’s popular parklands, delivering high-quality open spaces to unwind, exercise or spend time with family and friends.

“State-of-the-art community facilities, open green spaces and infrastructure upgrades will help create more welcoming and connected neighbourhoods that meet the needs of our growing population of families and workers.

“With a fast-growing population and large-scale urban transformation underway, we know the decisions we make today will affect our children and our children’s children. We have carefully budgeted for these new initiatives to make sure the city will be liveable, affordable and sustainable for future generations.”

Pyrmont - June 2011 : Pirrama Park incorporates the parkland formerly known as Pyrmont Point Park and newly opened parkland constructed on the former Water Police site. The park's name recognises the First Australians who called this area Pirrama. The name is recorded in maps and journals of First Fleet naval officers who documented Sydney Harbour and is one of the few traditional Indigenous names directly attributed to a particular locality in our area. (Photo by Paul Patterson/City of Sydney)

Some of the major projects being funded and delivered in the City’s inner west over the next 10 years include:

  • approximately 8,500m² of new open space will be created and added to the existing Johnstons Creek parklands in Annandale, with new open space along The Crescent linking with Federal Park
  • completion of a shared zone around John Street, Woolley Lane and St James Avenue in Glebe to improve safety for people walking and driving in the area
  • upgrading bathroom facilities at Jubilee and Pirrama Parks and installing new toilets at Pyrmont Point Park
  • upgrading the Bay Street Depot in Glebe.

The 10-year corporate plan includes 436 projects across the City of Sydney local area. Among the major citywide projects to be delivered over the next 10 years are:

  • $324 million for public domain improvements, including footpaths, roadways and paving
  • $319 million to upgrade the City’s parks and green spaces
  • $273 million on Green Square infrastructure and projects
  • $216 million on various enhancements to the City’s community, cultural and recreational properties
  • $78 million on cycleways, providing bike riding connections between important destinations
  • $22 million on childcare facilities across the city.

For media inquiries or images, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Relations Advisor, Elaine Kelly
Phone 0477 362 550 or email ekelly@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Matt Levinson
Phone 0499 319 385 or email mlevinson@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au