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Aboriginal History Along the Cooks River

There is a long history of Aboriginal associations with the Cooks River catchment found from the archaeological past, and oral and documentary history from more recent times. This publication compiles and reviews previous research and records to create a comprehensive narrative of the Aboriginal history of the Cooks River catchment.

10 Ways to Help the Cook River

The Cooks River catchment is highly urbanised with many hard surfaces. As stormwater rushes off our roofs, driveways and roads, it flows directly into drains and into the river, picking up pollution on its way. That means litter anywhere within the catchment can end up in the Cooks River. That means the river starts at […]

Build your own Raingarden

Help improve the health of the Cooks River and make better use of rain and stormwater for use in your garden. Download our brochure and Instruction Factsheets below for more information. Brochure: Build your own Raingarden (1.7MB) Instruction Sheets: Downpipe Diversion (1.8MB) Swale (2.3MB) Inground Raingarden (2.5MB) Planter Box Raingarden (2.5MB) Vegetable Raingarden (2.6MB) Green Roofs (1.3MB) Porous […]

Report Card Method Information Sheet

Results of monitoring are presented annually in the Cooks River Ecological Health Report Card and are used to inform the community of the ecological conditional of the catchment and guide investment decisions to make a difference. The Report Card Method Information Sheet describes the methods used to collect ecological data to assess the condition of […]

Capacity Building: Stage 1 Report

Capacity Building and training needs analysis: Stage 1 Report   This report provides a baseline evaluation of the capacity of the Cooks River councils within a critical systems area (planning assessment in relation to water management) and provides a training assessment that will assist in developing this capacity.