Creating a world-class river

There’s a global movement to make city rivers the centres of life they once were. Check out other living rivers around the world.

Now it’s Sydney’s turn.

In 2014 we launched a vision…

That the millions of people who live and work within 20 minutes of the Parramatta River would be able to swim in it again.

Our goal is to make it happen by 2025. And it’s going swimmingly.

Four sites are already open. The most recent is Lake Parramatta, which opened in 2015 as part of our initiative.

Twelve new sites have been scoped, with investigations on water quality, swim safety, ecological health and community interest in progress.

Fourteen organisations have led the cause, supported by local communities and many other partners.

And now, we have a ten-step Masterplan, which will help make our vision a reality.