Hunter’s 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 Blacktown City Council, Burwood Council, City of Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Canada Bay, City of Parramatta, City of Ryde, Cumberland Council, Hunter’s Hill Council, Inner West Council, Strathfield Council, Sydney Water, NSW Department of Planning and Environment and NSW Environment Protection Authority.
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.
An initiative launched by the PRCG in 2014, Our Living River, is on a mission to bring back swimming to the Parramatta River by 2025. The PRCG has 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.
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.
The PRCG launched the Parramatta River Masterplan in October 2018. It can be found at the link below or downloaded at http://www.ourlivingriver.com.au/our-plan/parramatta-river-masterplan/ and includes actions under the following ten-step recommendations:
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