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Green Links Masterplan

Consultation closed on 20 June 2021

The City of Ryde is seeking your input to create a Masterplan for three open space corridors, known as ‘Green Links’. The draft Green Links Masterplan will include:
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Note: preliminary route alignment is indicative only. Detailed analysis is yet to be undertaken and may be subject to change.
Council is seeking to increase the availability of open space in the City of Ryde to better meet the growing community needs. Opening and extending these corridors will significantly improve green transport connections between Macquarie Park to Eastwood and Macquarie Park to West Ryde and onwards to Meadowbank. It will also include park, environmental and biodiversity improvements.

We would like to hear what you currently like about these open space corridors and how you would like to see the corridors used, improved and managed now and into the future. 

You can view the locations of each Green Link Corridor via our online interactive map.


What is a Green Link?

“Green Link” is a linear open space corridor, typically used for recreation and/or active transport (e.g. walking, running, riding) and may sometimes include connectivity with other forms of green transport (e.g. public transport). As the term implies, it is typically a ‘green’ or vegetated corridor.

The term ‘Green Link’ or ‘Greenway’ is used around the world, and while different places all have a local flavour, generally the following elements are included:

  • a central feature is an off-road shared path, continuous over several kilometres
  • often feature ecological restoration and/or a biodiversity focus, but always feature vegetation
  • sometimes follow the routes of other natural or built infrastructure (such as creeklines, rail corridors), or other forms of grey infrastructure (eg. utility services or passages available due to former roadways/transport corridors)
  • some emphasise active and passive recreational use
  • present an opportunity to escape from urban areas into nature
  • strong (inter)connections to local and regional destinations
  • they often invite engagement with local culture, and may feature local history, public art or other interpretive elements


What is a Masterplan?

Council delivers a wide range of sport and recreation services and natural areas through a network of regional, district, neighbourhood and local open spaces, parklands, sportsgrounds and facilities. While the network has served the community well for many years, Council recognises that within the context of a rapidly growing and changing area, the roles and functions of our parks and facilities need to be reviewed and updated to meet the community's needs. The Green Links Masterplan will identify how these three open space corridors can be upgraded and improved over the next 20 years.



Why is a Masterplan being developed?

This Masterplan is being prepared in response to the Greater Sydney Commission - Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities, Greater Sydney Commission - Our Greater Sydney 2056 – North District Plan and City of Ryde - Planning Ryde Local Strategic Planning Statement.

The Greater Sydney Commission - Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities provides the vision to connect communities and the landscape via a “Green Grid” of parks, open spaces, bushland and walking and cycling paths.  

The Greater Sydney Commission - North District Plan identifies the Eastwood to Macquarie Park Open Space Corridors as a “Priority Corridor” as follows:

“Eastwood to Macquarie Park Open Space Corridors will be extended and enhanced, including Shrimptons Creek, Terrys Creek and the Booth Road-North Road-Welby Street Green Link”.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has provided Council with a Metropolitan Greenspace Program grant to create Masterplan for these three open space corridors.

Council has received in principal support from Sydney Water and Transport for NSW for inclusion of their lands in the Green Links Masterplan. Council will continue to work in consultation with these agencies. 



What is the County Green Link?

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Note: preliminary route alignment is indicative only. Detailed analysis is yet to be undertaken and may be subject to change.

This corridor will form the link between Macquarie Park and Eastwood and will include the future proofing for green transport connectivity. This Green Link has the potential to be multi-faceted open space corridor for green transport, recreation and blue and green ecology, providing links to local centres, schools and other networks.

The Masterplan will strengthen the connection between Eastwood and Macquarie Park. It will also demonstrate the interconnectivity with the other Green Link corridors and the surrounding context.

This Green Link is named after the County Road corridor, a future road reservation. This corridor will provide a direct link from Macquarie Park to Eastwood.

Click here to view to County Corridor via the online interactive map.



What is the Shrimptons Creek Green Link?

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Note: preliminary route alignment is indicative only. Detailed analysis is yet to be undertaken and may be subject to change.

This corridor will form the link between Macquarie Park and West Ryde (with links onwards to Meadowbank). The northern section along Shrimptons Creek has an existing shared path running along it, while the southern part is less well connected. The focus of the Masterplan will be from Kent Rd (Marsfield) to Ryde, including Santa Rosa Park as an important open space. Plans have already been developed for the section north of Kent Rd (North Ryde) to Macquarie Park, which will be included in this Masterplan.

The Shrimptons Creek Green Link will integrate the Sydney Water corridor for open space, recreation and active transport to provide the missing link between Santa Rosa Park and West Ryde.

This Green Link will strengthen the connection between Macquarie Park, West Ryde and onwards to Meadowbank. It will also demonstrate interconnectivity with the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct, Ryde Central, Ryde River Walk which provides active transport link to Parramatta, the other Green Links corridors and the surrounding context.

This Green Links corridor includes Wilga Park, Elouera Reserve, Quandong Reserve, Booth Reserve, ELS Hall Park, Greenwood Park, Tindarra Reserve, Flinders Park, Santa Rosa Park, Beattie Park and Carara Reserve.

Click here to view the Shrimptons Creek Corridor via the online interactive map.



What is the Terrys Creek Green Link?

 

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Note: preliminary route alignment is indicative only. Detailed analysis is yet to be undertaken and may be subject to change.

This corridor will form the connection between Eastwood and Macquarie Park (with links onwards to Epping). Terrys Creek is located between Eastwood and Epping and forms an important and well established ecological and recreation corridor linking to the Lane Cove National Park. Council has recently completed construction of pathways and a new boardwalk. The focus for this link will be on access points (including improved amenity at these points), connections to the surrounding networks, and a future connection between the City of Ryde and Epping in the City of Parramatta local government area (as identified in City of Ryde – Planning Ryde Local Strategic Planning Statement).

The Masterplan will strengthen the connection between Eastwood and Browns Waterhole. It will also demonstrate the interconnectivity with Macquarie Park and the other Green Link corridors.

Terrys Creek forms an important regional biodiversity corridor, connecting to Lane Cove National Park. While recreational paths and boardwalks are provided through this area, the main focus is environmental; to protect and enhance the existing ecology. The existing bushland character of these parks is to be retained. It will include walking paths/track but is not intended to include a cycle path.

Click here to view the Terrys Creek Corridor via the online interactive map.


Latest Updates

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 21 June 2021

Have Your Say on the Green Links Masterplan has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 27 May 2021

Have Your Say on the Green Links Masterplan is open until Sunday 20 June 2021.

Have Your Say

You can Have Your Say on the Green Links Masterplan in a number of ways including online survey, at one of our community drop-in sessions or by written submission. 

Complete the Online Survey

Council has engaged an independent consultant, Flagship Communications, to conduct this online survey on our behalf. If you are unable to fill in the survey online or don't have access, please contact City of Ryde Customer Service on 9952 8222. Submissions will be received up until Sunday 20 June 2021. 

Click here to complete the Online Survey

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Green Links Masterplan'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 20 June 2021.

Email     cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au
Post       City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

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Drop-in Sessions

You’re invited to come and meet Council’s Project Team, ask any question you may have and provide your feedback. 
Please note: This drop-in session will be managed in accordance with COVID-19 requirements, including QR code sign in. 

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When     Saturday 5 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 9.00am and 10:30am
Where    Santa Rosa Park, entry off Quarry Rd (near the cycle path)

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When     Saturday 5 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 11.30am and 1:00pm
Where    Reserve at 103 Abuklea Rd, Marsfield (near corner of Woorang St)  

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When     Saturday 5 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 2.00pm and 3:30pm
Where    Forrester Park, 47 Vimiera Rd, Eastwood

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When     Monday 7 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 3.30pm and 5:30pm
Where    Santa Rosa Park, entry off Quarry Rd (near the cycle path)

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When     Wednesday 9 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 3.30pm and 5:30pm
Where    Reserve at 103 Abuklea Rd, Marsfield (near corner of Woorang St)  

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When     Thursday 10 June 2021
Time       Anytime between 3.30pm and 5:30pm
Where    Forrester Park, 47 Vimiera Rd, Eastwood

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Contact Us

If you require more information about the Green Links Masterplan please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.

Last updated on 21 June 2021