Increased population growth in the Blacktown Local Government Area continues to place pressure on the water quality of creeks and wetlands. There are 17 major creek lines in the City of Blacktown, located within two major catchments, the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment and the Upper Parramatta River catchment. These catchments are under considerable pressure from a number of sources, including urban and agricultural run off, sewage treatment plants, the removal of vegetation, weed infestation, erosion from building sites and litter.
There are over 230 kilometres of defined drainage lines including 153 kilometres of natural creeks. These creeks are managed by an array of private stakeholders, and local, state and federal government. Council is continuing to install a number of gross pollutant traps, pollutant booms and litter traps in a number of creeks throughout the Blacktown LGA, and enforce a stormwater quality policy on new developments. These actions are part of an ongoing commitment from Council to improve the health of local waterways.
For more information on water quality and our programs that protect and improve the water quality of local waterways in the Blacktown LGA please click on the links below.