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Cooks River Alliance Community Vision Statement


The Cooks River Alliance is bringing together stakeholders from across the catchment to develop a long-term strategy with actions to improve the health of the Cooks River using the NSW Coastal Management Act. The final Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program (CMP) ensures a legislatively backed, certified program of works for councils and partner organisations with co-funding from the NSW Government. 

Below are some of the issues that will have actions and strategies for management:

Protecting and enhancing biodiversity
Preserving Aboriginal culture and artefacts within the catchment
Improving water quality and reducing pollution
Reducing stormwater and flooding and planning for climate change adaptability
The condition and function of the upper river catchment
Community use, river and beach access, as well as a review of steel sheeting along the banks

CMP Timeline

Find out everything you need to know here about the five stages in preparing and implementing a CMP.




Waterways in the Cooks River CMP study area

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