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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 these stakeholders and the local community, however it remains a heavily polluted river with much more to be done.


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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Cooks River Alliance wins Excellence in the Environment Award

The Alliance has won the Local Government NSW annual Natural Environment, Policies, Planning and Decision Making Award. For details please view our media release.

River Health Volunteers needed

Get to know your River! Help monitor ecosystem health by assisting with scientific sampling in the Cooks and Georges River. Bookings and details here

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Upcoming Events

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Water Sampling Day Bardwell Creek
Bardwell Creek Reserve, Bexley North NSW
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