Imagine a safe place to walk and ride in Sydney’s Inner West…

The Inner West Council has proposed a shared path along Iron Cove Creek. The path will connect Ashfield Pool to Iron Cove Bay and make our local area a better place to live, support our health, and improve our environment.

The project has received $100,000 funding from the Inner West Council for a master plan – which will map out design options and capture what the community wants to see. The NSW State Government also awarded a grant of $90,000 in 2021.

Now we need your help: Strong community support will encourage the Inner West Council and state government to build this much needed community asset as quickly as possible.


We live in a beautiful city, with amazing parks and playgrounds, fantastic schools, state of the art pools and gyms, and delicious food. But they are all separated by busy roads that have been designed to move cars through, instead of inviting people to stay and enjoy. Our community wants safe spaces to walk and ride bikes to get around – the Iron Cove Creek path can get us there.

Friends of Iron Cove Creek is a non-partisan, grassroots community organisation formed to gauge and represent the views of residents in the Inner West LGA in Sydney, Australia on the Council’s proposed project to create a walkway/cycleway on Iron Cove Creek (Dobroyd Canal) from Ashfield to connect with existing paths in Iron Cove Bay. This would be accessible for everyone throughout Croydon, Haberfield, Road Point, Five Dock, Ashfield and more.

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What community members are saying about the path

Active and emissions free transport should be encouraged. 
Margaret L

I want to be able to ride from Ashfield to the city via the bays. This link is essential. 
Simeon K

It’s a great idea and would be most welcomed by the community. 
Lok S

Great opportunity to provide safer opportunities for bike travel in the Inner West. Good for commuters, families and the environment. Let’s do it! 
Dave A

We need increased safe, separated bike paths to encourage more people to enjoy cycling. Cycling is a fun and healthy activity for people of all ages and helps reduce our carbon footprint when used for small & longer trips.
Frouke D

People need to be able to get around easily, without driving cars where possible. Healthier for people who cycle, and for everyone’s planet.
Janet B

We are grateful for the support and backing of the following groups:

Ashfield Bicycle Users Group
Marrickville Bicycle Users Group
Leichhardt Bicycle Group
Inner West Bicycle Coalition
Croydon Public School P&C


If you have any questions, comments, or want to join please get in touch!

 Friends of Iron Cove Creek Facebook group

Friends of Iron Cove Creek
PO Box 227 Croydon 2132