Stormwater Management

Creek area with native birds

Stormwater is the rainwater that does not soak into the ground, but travels over the land and into the drains, pipes and creeks and on hard surfaces such as driveways, paths and roofs. The water collects and is passed into small pipes that enter our road gutters. This water enters one of Council's 19,000 drainage pits before being conveyed underground along some of the 438km of piped drains within the Local Government Area.

This water, along with all the pollutants it has picked up, is eventually transported into the 65km of natural creeks or 13.4km of open channel that form the lifeblood of our catchment. From here, the majority ends up in Parramatta River, and then Sydney Harbour.

There are three stormwater management plans that include: 

  • Central Business District Stormwater Asset Plan
  • Commercial and Industrial Stormwater Asset Plan
  • Combined City of Parramatta Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater pollutant traps across the City

We've installed 181 pollution control devices to help reduce the amount of litter, sediment and organic pollution entering our waterways.

Device Number of units Location Suburb

Rocla Cleansall

1

Blackwattle Circuit

Old Toongabbie

Rocla Cleansall

1

Centenary Avenue

Old Toongabbie

Rocla Cleansall

1

Pepper Cress Place

Old Toongabbie

Rocla Cleansall

1

Grey Gum Terrace

Old Toongabbie

Ecosol RSF 4900

1

Ancona Avenue

Toongabbie

Ecosol RSF 4450

1

Ermington Shopping Centre Carpark

Ermington

Ecosol RSF 4300

1

Cnr Evans Rd and Shortland Street

Telopea

Enviropod pit inserts

3

Church Street Mall

Parramatta

Enviropod pit inserts

2

Ermington Shopping Centre Carpark

Ermington

Enviropod pit inserts

16

Guildford Road

Guildford

CDS unit

2

David Frater Reserve

Parramatta

CDS unit

1

Council depot Morton Street

Parramatta

CDS unit

1

John Street Ferry Wharf carpark.

Rydalmere

CDS unit

1

Midson Road David Scott Reserve

Epping

CDS unit

1

Cnr Harrington and Elizabeth Streets

Granville

Humeceptor

1

Cnr Memorial Drive and Enid Avenue

Granville

Trash Rack

1

Burrabogee Road

Toongabbie

Trash Rack

1

Willmott Avenue

Winston Hills

Trash Rack

1

Randolph Street

South Granville

Trash Rack

1

Cowells Lane

Ermington

Litter Boom

1

Boundary Road

South Granville

Litter Boom

1

Park Road

Rydalmere

Litter Boom

1

Kirby Street

Rydalmere

Litter Boom

1

Holland Place

Telopea

Litter Boom

1

Station Road

Toongabbie

Litter Boom

1

O'Connell Street

North Parramatta

Litter Boom

1

Bevan Street

Northmead

Net

1

Blaxcell Street

South Granville

Ski-jump

1

Lake Parramatta Reserve

North Parramatta

Sediment basin

1

Lake Parramatta Reserve

North Parramatta

Sediment basin

1

Rangihou Street

Parramatta

Sediment basin

1

Harris Road

Constitution Hill

Sediment basin

1

Forest Close

Northmead

Sediment basin

2

Edison Parade opposite Kelvin

Winston Hills

Sediment basin

1

Edison Parade corner Reilleys Road

Winston Hills

Sediment basin

6

Goliath Avenue

Winston Hills

Sediment basin

1

Yarrabee Road

Winston Hills

Sediment basin

2

Whitehaven Road

Northmead

Sediment basin

4

Evans Road

Telopea

Sediment basin

1

Moffatts Drive

Dundas Valley

Sediment basin

1

Tintern Avenue

Telopea

Sediment basin

2

Seventh Street

Granville

Sediment basin

4

Myrtle Street

Granville

Sediment basin

2

Mimosa Street

Granville

Sediment basin

2

Neilson Street

Granville

Sediment pit

1

Bevan Street

Northmead