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State of the Waterways Report

The State of the Waterways Management Plan contains information on the current condition and values of the waterways and catchments in the Blacktown LGA and looks at the potential to improve the condition and values. The Plan is broken into several sections, a Summary Report, Methodology Manual and 22 individual waterway chapters.

The objectives of the Plan are to:

  • examine current land use and condition of waterways within the Blacktown LGA and recommend actions based on their current condition and attributes.
  • provide a strategic framework for the better management of the natural assets within the City based on their current condition.
  • provide a list of works and recommendations to achieve the target vision by the year 2020 for the 22 individual sub-catchments within the City.
  • link the recommended works with the NSW State Government Strategies.
  • provide meaningful and quantifiable data for reporting on Council's natural asset condition and land use.
  • provide a mechanism for repetition of the waterway assessment in five years.

The State of the Waterways Management Plan details targets for the condition of each of the 22 individual waterways and their catchments and provides a list of recommended actions to help achieve the targets by 2020. The Plan includes recommendations for the incorporation of appropriate:

  • planning instruments;
  • improvements of social infrastructure, access,
  • education and recreation;
  • provision and enhancement of environmental values;
  • pollution control; and
  • waterway and vegetation management.

The recommendations are split into two categories, waterway actions and catchment actions and include information on the stakeholder responsible for the action, the indicative cost of the action and the priority of the actions.

For further information on the State of the Waterways Management Plan please contact Council's Waterways Rehabilitation Officer on 02 9839 6259.

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