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River & Waterways

Waterway Actions

Managing our waterways

Council implements a range of strategic and on-ground actions to maintain and improve local waterways with a focus on:

Stormwater management

To improve water quality through actions such as the construction of pollution control devices, source controls such as education and enforcement, and the review and improvement of strategic and statutory plans.

Floodplain management

To ensure the impacts of flooding on the community are minimised. This includes capital works, planning controls and community education.

Healthy waterways

To enhance and rehabilitate the waterways corridor by implementing actions such as bank stabilisation, revegetation and improvement to fish habitat.

Sustainable water

To reduce, reuse and conserve water.

Maintenance and rehabilitation

City of Parramatta has developed Waterways Maintenance and Rehabilitation Masterplans (WMRM's) to coordinate upkeep and restoration programs for waterways in our local area. The WMRM's aim to maintain the ecological integrity of the systems while increasing access and recognising the need to manage flooding and heritage issues. You can download and read the full WMRM's below:

Examples of completed projects:

  • Ponds Creek: Fitzgerald Forest, Carlingford
  • Ponds Creek: Rumsey Crescent, Dundas, bank stabilisation and riparian revegetation
  • Quarry Branch Creek: John Curtin Reserve/Moxham Park, targeted riparian weed removal
  • Quarry Branch Creek: Impeesa Reserve, drainage line rehabilitation
  • Subiaco Creek: Moffatts Dr, Dundas Valley Drainage line stabilisation and construction of sediment basin at outlet
  • Terrys Creek: Mobbs Lane, Epping stabilisation of eroding drainage line
  • Toongabbie Creek: Goliath Avenue and Edison Parade, Winston Hills, construction of erosion protection to 7 stormwater outlets
  • Toongabbie Creek: Sue Savage Reserve, Toongabbie, riparian revegetation
  • Vineyard Creek: Wesley Street, Oatlands and Rock Farm Avenue, Telopea, construction of erosion protection to 4 stormwater outlets
  • Vineyard Creek: Wyuna Place and Tulong Avenue, Oatlands, riparian revegetation

Examples of completed projects:

Waterway rehabilitation activity in Vineyard Creek at Tulong Avenenue, Oatlands.

Waterway rehabilitation activity in Vineyard Creek at Tulong Avenue, Oatlands

Stormwater drainage line rehabilitation at Impeesa Reserve, Winston Hills

Stormwater drainage line rehabilitation at Impeesa Reserve, Winston Hills

Rumsey Crescent riparian revegetation

Rumsey Crescent riparian revegetation

Instream habitat and water quality at Fitzgerald Forest, Carlingford

Instream habitat and water quality at Fitzgerald Forest, Carlingford