Project Status: Completed
What we’re doing
The final stage is a new 300m walkway from Ferry Road to Bridge Road. The new link allows walkers and cyclists to pass behind the Sydney Secondary College at Blackwattle Bay and provides easier access to Wentworth Park and the Sydney Fish Market.
The design of the pathway link was developed in conjunction with the landowners, the Department of Education, along with Sydney Secondary College and other key stakeholders.
Why we're doing this
The Glebe foreshore walkway is the result of a decade-long vision and persistence from us and Glebe residents.
We invested $20 million in 5 different stages over 10 years to transform the overgrown waterfront into a beautiful public space. Along the way, we've fought alongside locals for public access to the foreshore, to save Bellevue House and to oppose a proposed marina.
Read the full story of how Glebe foreshore became what it is today.
A path to welcome walkers, cyclists and nature
This final 300m link of the Glebe Foreshore Walk used to be an eroded embankment with a collapsed sea wall and the land was overrun with weeds and casuarina trees.
It is now a landscaped area with granite and sandstone paths. There is new park furniture and a boardwalk installed by Roads and Maritime Services.
The new 3m wide path also features:
- steps for safe access to the water
- over 50 new native trees, including eucalyptus and black wattle
- hundreds of shrubs and native grasses
- canoe storage racks
- new bike racks
- energy-efficient lights to make it safer after dark.
As well as a wonderful recreational area for Sydneysiders, the historic Glebe foreshore project is creating havens for native flora and fauna with new habitats for plants, birds and marine life to attract once-abundant native animals back to the area.
The edge of the foreshore has been improved to create saltwater mangroves and endangered coastal salt marsh habitats.
With our environment grant, scientists from Sydney University’s Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities have installed 20 concrete pots on the Glebe foreshore seawall to provide artificial rock pools for a range of marine flora and fauna.
Monitored by underwater CCTV cameras, the project is already attracting small marine animals such as snails and limpets back into the area. It’s anticipated crabs and fish will be lured back to the bay.