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Ashfield Mayor Lucille McKenna, Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and Drummoyne MP John Sidoti at the opening of the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge.

Drummoyne MP John Sidoti, Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and Ashfield Mayor Lucille McKenna recently opened the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge and announced more than $2 million in NSW Government funding to improve links to it.

The new cable bridge is 30 metres long and 4.5 metres wide and will provide improved connectivity to existing shared paths for commuters and recreational users alike and replace a shared user path on the road bridge over the Iron Cove Creek canal.

“Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from the new $1.5 million cable bridge near Timbrell Drive at Five Dock, which provides a safer link on the popular inner west bay run,” Mr Sidoti said.

“The new bridge ensures improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists near the busy Timbrell Drive and City West Link intersection at Dobroyd Point.

“The NSW Government is also providing more than $2 million to widen an existing shared path and build a new bi-directional separated cycleway and footpath connecting the intersection of Henley Marine and Timbrell Drives to UTS Haberfield Rowing Club via the new bridge.”

With around 7,000 people using this route each weekend, the new bridge will provide significant safety benefits for residents and visitors and attract even more people to this popular inner west location.

“The project also included landscaping work and a public art installation from local artist Angela Pasqua which acknowledges the local bird life,” he said.