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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Parramatta River Catchment Group

Hunters Hill Council is a member of the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), a regional organisation of local councils, state government agencies and community representatives whose aim is to work together to improve the health of the Parramatta River catchment.

Members of the PRCG include staff and councillor representatives from Ashfield, Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Canada Bay, Holroyd, Hunters Hill, Leichardt, Parramatta, Ryde and Strathfield Councils, as well as Sydney Water and other state government agencies and authorities.

The PRCG undertakes regional initiatives that address various issues such as stormwater pollution, estuary health and the protection of biodiversity corridors. Members meet regularly to share technical information and manage collaborative projects aimed at improving the health of the Parramatta River, its water quality, natural areas and surrounding lands.

For more information visit the Parramatta River Catchment Group website.

A new initiative launched by the PRCG, Our Living River, is on a mission to bring back swimming to the Parramatta River by 2025.

The PRCG is proposing to set a range of achievable targets in the aim of bringing currently unusable parts of the river and surrounding creeks back to life.

Currently, the river west of Cabarita is un-swimmable, with the exception of Lake Parramatta.

Benefits to improving the river, surrounding creeks and open areas include better public amenities, greater liveability, healthier living, social connection, increased biodiversity, business opportunities and increased property value.

The initiative is calling on the community to get involved by; going to www.ourlivingriver.com.au, voting for your favourite swimming spot, and showing your support to bring the river and surrounding creeks back to their former glory.

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