Green Links Project

 Waverley Council is committed to increasing the number of people walking in and around our LGA.

Its Green Links Pedestrian Network has established an integrated network of recreation pedestrian links throughout the community, providing recreational opportunities for all local residents and visitors, as well as providing links to schools, shops, beaches and transport. There will be 6 Green Links walking routes in total.

The walks are easy to follow with footpath stencils and signage.

These walks can save you money, improve your health and help the environment. They are an easy way to get around and experience Waverley’s parks and historical sites.

The walks connect with other picturesque walks in Centennial Park or the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach. The Council is also greening up the routes through tree planting.

The objectives for the Green Links Pedestrian Network have been to:

  • Link with existing road user plans such as safer routes to schools, maintenance programs and accessible public transport services;
  • Integrate schools and local shops into the design of the links;
  • Promote community awareness of links in terms of use and future lane maintenance;
  • Improve pathways to encourage people to walk and exercise, such as continuous lighting, upgrade footpaths, signage, improved streetscape;
  • Develop safe and convenient crossing opportunities for pedestrians on major roads;
  • Realise opportunities for connections with major urban centres and to public transport interchanges;
  • Utilise pocket parks, bush care sites, old laneways and road closures in order to link major pedestrian generators around Waverley LGA. This will reduce a pedestrian’s interaction with cars and traffic;
  • Identify key strategic links and missing connections; and
  • Promote walking to visitors and residents as an alternative to using cars.
 

Green Links 1 and 2

Follow the link or click on the image to the right to download the brochure in full.Green Links 1 and 2 brochure

Green Links 1 and 2 were officially opened by the then Mayor of Waverley, Ingrid Strewe, at the launch in Bondi Junction on 10 July, 2008.

Green Links 1 connects Centennial Park, Bondi Junction and the iconic Bondi Beach with a direct walking route. Centennial Park to Bondi Junction takes 10 minutes, while Bondi Junction to the beach takes 40 minutes.

Green Links 2 connects Bondi Junction with Queens Park and takes less than 20 minutes.

The routes for Green Links 1 and 2 can be seen in the map below. Click on the numbers to learn interesting information about the area along the way.
 

Centennial Park Bondi Junction Thomas Hogan reserve Lamrock Avenue Bondi Beach Brisbane Street Queens Park Green Links map

 

Green Links 3 and 4

Follow the link or click on the image to the right to download the brochure in full.

Green Links 3 and 4 were completed in August 2012.

Green Links 3 connects Queens Park to Bronte Beach with a direct walking route. Centennial Park to Bronte Beach takes 25 minutes.

Green Links 4 connects Bondi Junction to Tamarama Park and takes less than 25 minutes.

The routes for Green Links 3 and 4 can be seen in the map below.
 

Green Links 3 and 4 map


How to get there

Buses

  • Centennial Park: 352, 380 and 333
  • Bondi Junction: 339, X39, 348, 352, 355, 357, 359, 374, 380, 381, 382, 389, Bondi Explorer
  • Bondi Beach: 333, 380, 381, 382, X84
  • Queens Park: 357 and 359
  • Tamarama Beach: 361

Train

  • Eastern Suburbs Line
  • Illawarra Line

For more information call the transport info line on 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

 

Bronte Lookout, Corner of Gardyne Street and Macpherson Street

Sit back and enjoy the view at the Bronte Lookout located on the corner of Gardyne Street and Macpherson Street. This little patch of grass has been upgraded with new seating, landscaping, sandstone paving and sandstone blocks that function as playful additional seating making the location a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. 


Rectification of Signage

 

Marker signage missing as part of the Green links walks has now been replaced. 9 marker signs across green Links walks 1, 2 and 3 are now in place. There are 3 new stencil designs to spot with a photo of the one on Francis Street in Bondi below.

Penkivil Pedestrian Access Way project

Penkivil Pedestrian Access Way project 

As a result of this community feedback, we’re upgrading this paired pedestrian and cycle link. The design has been prepared to maximise greenery, improve footpaths and provide better lighting for the public. Works include new garden bed with planting, LED feature lighting, a better footpath and new bollard.

More information

For more information about Green Links, please contact Waverley Council on 9083 8159.

Green Links Project: Corner of Gardyne Street & Macpherson Street, Bronte

Council is upgrading the verge on the corner of Gardyne Street and Macpherson Street, Bronte to include new furniture, landscaping and lighng.

Related documents

Have your say

Tell us what you think about the Green Links network by completing our online survey before COB on Friday 7 February 2014.

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