The City recently completed a draft strategy to encourage visitors along the harbour’s foreshore - The Cultural Ribbon; Sydney’s nature and culture walk. The proposal outlines a nine kilometre walking trail from Pyrmont to Woolloomooloo and until September 19 is open for public comment.

Supported by smart technology the Cultural Ribbon route, described as “a walking trail linking Sydney’s leading cultural landmarks along the harbour’s edge", will take visitors through a range of different spatial and natural experiences. It is hoped the trail will strengthen foreshore pedestrian strategies to engage walkers with the area’s many cultural and natural assets while an element of interpretation focussed on the story of the Nations’ First People and Sydney’s maritime heritage will add historical and cultural significance.

‘Cultural Ribbon’ is a phrase first coined by Cate Blanchett in 2008 to describe an envisaged walking route from Walsh Bay to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Opera House. Today the project has evolved into a comprehensive strategy to celebrate areas like Walsh Bay’s natural beauty as well as its artistic and cultural institutions. To have your say on the plan go to