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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

To learn more about the program, its various stages, and how you can contribute to its development visit: www.cooksriver.org.au/cmp