MENU

Let’s make Parramatta river swimmable again by
– 2025 –

 

undefined

 

Almost two thirds of Sydney local government areas will be targeted in the next ‘Get the Site Right’ erosion and sediment control campaign.

Launched by the Parramatta River Catchment Group in 2016, they have joined forces with the Cooks River Alliance, Georges River Combined Councils Committee and Sydney Coastal Councils Group, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and Department of Planning and Environment, and include more than 20 Sydney councils in the month-long compliance campaign.

‘Get the Site Right’ targets erosion and sediment control on commercial and residential building sites across Sydney, as well as major infrastructure projects. It also aims to raise awareness about the effects of sediment run-off on waterways.

Throughout November, participating councils, the NSW EPA and Department of Planning and Environment will monitor developments, targeting offending sites and issuing fines where appropriate to ensure they ‘Get the Site Right’.

For more information on erosion and sediment control, click here or call your local council.

undefined

 

 

wE'RE READY, aRE YOU?

Our Living River supporter 1Our Living River supporter 2Our Living River supporter 3Our Living River supporter 5Our Living River supporter 6Our Living River supporter 4
1

– Share –

on social media

Let's tell the world that Sydney needs a swimmable river #ourlivingriver

2

– Vote –

for a location

Choose which of the 19 spots across the Parramatta river you'd most like to swim in.

3

– Download –

A supporter pack

Get a supporter pack of posters and stickers to use to show your support and spread the word.


 

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the latest on our living river

 


Vote for where you would like to swim or find out where you can swim now.

Choose a location below to vote for where you'd like to swim

LEGEND:

  • Not swimmable
  • Under review
  • Swimmable
006419 total votes so far

A swimmable river means more than just people swimming. It means a clean and healthy river, with vibrant and active spaces that everyone can easily get to and enjoy in different ways. Explore the benefits