Cooks River Water Wise


 Look after the Cooks River with us!

The Cooks River Alliance and the  Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW are running activities,  workshops and events  for culturally diverse communities in the Cooks River Catchment. 

Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Nepalese communities are invited to participate in a clean up day at a local park,  plant some trees,  go on a bus tour and explore the catchment's bushland,  and learn about how we can all be water wise creating a healthier catchment.   

The first Water Wise workshop was conducted last year and the participant's work  was displayed in the exhibition "People.Water.Connections" at Bankstown Art Centre. This exhibition celebrated connections to water and rivers and acknowledged culturally diverse practices of water management and conservation.  

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About the Cooks River

'The Cooks River is a 23 kilometre long urban waterway. The River starts at Graf Park, Yagoona and travels north-west through to Chullora. The River then turns south-west before flowing into Botany Bay at Kyeemagh, next to Kingsford Smith airport.

As the River makes its way from Graf Park to Kyeemagh, it is joined by Greenacre Creek, Cox Creek, Cup and Saucer Creek, Wolli Creek, Bardwell Creek, Alexandria Canal (Sheas Creek) and Muddy Creek.

The Cooks River catchment is highly urbanised and serves as part of a stormwater system for the 100 square kilometres of watershed. From south Strathfield to Canterbury, the River is a concrete channel and many of its tributaries have also been converted to concrete or brick-lined channels.

The shared path and parks along the river are used for recreational activities, and the tidal sections support significant areas of mangroves, salt marsh and bird, and fish life.

Wolli Creek flows through important remnant bushland, providing the most significant contiguous wild space in the region.

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