City of Canada Bay all in for 91km waterfront walkway from Opera House to Parramatta Park
Fri, 24/06/2022 - 13:29

The City of Canada Bay has welcomed the State Government's bold plans for a foreshore walk linking the Sydney Opera House to Parramatta Park.

"In October 2020, the City of Canada Bay endorsed our Foreshore Access Strategy, with the singular vision of improving access to our foreshore," City of Canada Bay Deputy Mayor Stephanie Di Pasqua said.

"We welcome the NSW Government's $60m commitment to a walk from the Opera House to Paramatta, and we look forward to working closely with all stakeholders across our community to deliver the City of Canada Bay's part of this unique walk."

In October 2021 Deputy Mayor Stephanie Di Pasqua’s motion calling on Council to investigate delivering a second Bay in the Kings Bay, Canada Bay area was endorsed unanimously by Council.

“I have long been a champion for a second Bay Run in our area and the NSW Government’s announcement is a huge step to making the next Bay Run a reality.”

“The City of Canada Bay now has a unique opportunity to deliver the first new link of this incredible 91km walkway.”

"We will work with the NSW Government and other partners to identify funding opportunities to realise this plan and play our part in delivering this exciting recreational infrastructure for both our community and for the whole of Sydney."

Home to over 36km of foreshore, the City of Canada Bay stretch will amount to over a third of the distance of the newly proposed walkway, set to take the title of Sydney's longest continuous walking trail.

“Whether for exercise or simply enjoyment, everyone in our community should be able to experience the benefits of our beautiful Parramatta River foreshore and as with any project we embark on, the first step will be consulting closely with the local residents and businesses.”

Since forming in 2000, the City of Canada Bay has partnered with local and State Government on several projects to improve community access to the foreshore, including upgrades to the Iron Cove Bridge, the Bay Run and the Homebush Bay Circuit.

The City of Canada Bay's Foreshore Access Strategy can be viewed online.