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Cooks River Oral Histories exhibition

Cooks River Oral Histories Project

The Cooks River Catchment Aboriginal History Project was undertaken by history and heritage firm MDCA on behalf of the Cooks River Alliance between May 2016 and May 2017. The project grew out of the Alliance’s desire to know more...

Traditional ecological knowledge of the Cooks River.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Project

How did Aboriginal people live in the Cooks River Catchment? This project uses historical records to share traditional ecological knowledge of the Cooks River catchment and uses computer simulation to create a virtual Cooks River prior to European settlement....

Cooks River Ecological Health Monitoring

Catchment Ecological Health Monitoring

Monitoring the ecological health of the Cooks River   We benchmark, monitor and evaluate the ecological health of the Cooks River catchment to increase knowledge and understanding, and to support Council’s individual higher-resolution monitoring programs. The ecological condition of...

ICO Program for rubbish and weed removal

ICO Program

Mulching, weeding and rubbish removal through the ICO Program   As part of its Collaboration & Community Engagement Program, the Alliance works with the NSW Corrective Services’ Intensive Corrections Order (ICO) Program to provide mulching, weeding and rubbish removal at...

Landing Lights Wetlands

Restoring Landing Lights Wetland

Restoring Landing Lights Wetland   As part of the Cooks River Alliance On-ground Works Program, the Alliance provided funding and assistance to Bayside Council to deliver wetland restoration at Landing Lights, including mangroves and weed removal. The 3 year...

Butler Reserve raingarden and nature playground

Raingardens

The Cooks River catchment has vast impervious areas. Stormwater from these areas flows into the Cooks River collecting rubbish and other pollutants along the way. Raingardens are specially designed to collect stormwater run-off, filter pollutants and sediments, and slow...

OurRiver business survey

OurRiver

OurRiver The Cooks River Sustainability Initiative (OurRiver) was a partnership between Ashfield, Bankstown, Canterbury, City of Sydney, Hurstville, Marrickville, Rockdale and Strathfield councils, and Monash University, that was initiated by the Cooks River Foreshores Working Group (CRFWG). The project ran from 2007 to...