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The Cooks River Alliance is a partnership of eight councils – Ashfield, Bankstown, Canterbury, City of Sydney, Hurstville, Marrickville, Strathfield and Rockdale – who are working together with communities for a healthy Cooks River Catchment.

The Cooks River is a unique urban waterway located in the inner South West of Sydney. It runs through some of the most heavily urbanised and industrialised areas in Australia, but many parts of the river and its foreshores offer beautiful riverside walkways and cycle paths, wonderful parks and facilities and an abundance of native flora and fauna. Over recent years, the condition of the river has improved considerably, due in large part to the efforts of stakeholders and the local community, however it remains a heavily polluted river with much more to be done.


Seeking Community Representatives to join the Cooks River Alliance

The Cooks River Alliance is seeking three volunteer Community Representatives to join the Alliance Board. Application information is available here.

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Cooks River Day Out 2015

The Cooks River is changing – wetlands are being restored, the riverbank is being naturalised, fish are returning, and the bird life is abundant.

Celebrate the Cooks River!

  • Enjoy natural and cultural hands-on activities
  • Meet the people who have been helping the River
  • Discover how the River is improving
  • Explore the local area on a walking of cycling tour

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ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER position available with the Cooks River Alliance! (update – applications closed)

Want to use your Environmental Engineering skills to make a difference? Information on applying can be found here.

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