The Glebe Society is actively pursuing the completion by Sydney City Council of the foreshore walk in front of the Blackwattle Campus of the Sydney Secondary College.

This final section of the Glebe foreshore walk had been scheduled to follow completion of the major section that ends at the rowing clubs. However delays occurred – a deal had to be made with the Department of Education, there were said to be problems over site contamination, and eventually the City deferred the project due to budget constraints.

Lesley Lynch raised the issue recently with council staff and was told that it was planned to include funding for the design stage in the 2010-11 budget and construction funds in the following year.

Our local member, Verity Firth has recently reaffirmed her commitment to this project and is working with the Society to move things along.

The original plan was for a land-based path, but it is possible that the final design may be a boardwalk over the harbour. The longer-term plan is to link the school section to a walkway through the Blackwattle Bay wharves which will join to the Fish Market promenade and foreshore park.

– Bruce Davis, April 2010