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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.


MEDIA RELEASE – Cleaning up the Cooks River catchment: business, communities and councils working together

On 11th July, City of Canterbury Mayor Councillor Brian Robson and Ian Kiernan AO thank staff from cosmetics company LUSH for their work helping to clean up the Cooks River. Media release here.

Now advertising a Participation Coordinator position with the Cooks River Alliance

The Alliance is now advertising a Participation Coordinator position. Work with communities, councils, NGOs and Aboriginal advisory groups to increase awareness, understanding and care for the Cooks River. Please see details here on Strathfield Council’s website

Community Sampling Day in Bardwell Creek, Coolibah Reserve has been postponed

The Cooks River Alliance River Health Monitoring program runs two community sampling days each spring and autumn. The recent high intensity rainfall has increased turbidity and sediment in the creek.

The Autumn Community Sampling Day in Rockdale, which was to be held on Sunday 30 March, will now be held on Saturday 3rd May, 2014. If you have already registered, you will be contacted by Cooks River Alliance.

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