Alexandra Canal Asset Plan

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The Alexandra Canal Asset Plan guides the restoration, protection and renewal of the Alexandra Canal embankments. It identifies the areas along the canal most in need of repair and provides preferred renewal options for each area.

Figure 1. Recently rehabilitated section of the Alexandra Canal Embankment


The Alexandra Canal Asset Plan guides the restoration, protection and renewal of the Alexandra Canal embankments. It identifies the areas along the canal most in need of repair and provides preferred renewal options for each area.

Where is the Canal?

Alexandra Canal is 4 kilometres in length and runs from Alexandria, past Sydney Airport and down to the Cooks River.

Much of the canal embankment is made from heritage sandstone blocks. In some areas the canal walls are in quite good condition, but there are also areas in need of renewal or repair. Sydney Water is developing an Asset Plan to guide this.

How has the plan been developed?

Sydney Water has been conducting surveys, environmental investigations as well as ecological and structural assessments. These investigations will confirm the priority areas and how they can be repaired and restored in later stages of work.

Figure 2. Photo of the canal taken on study area boat inspection


What type of work can be expected?

Any future work on the canal will give special consideration to the heritage sandstone walls of the canal. It will also consider things such as ecology, the recreational use of the waterway and the local community. Effective stabilisation methods such as naturalisation of the canal banks will considered.


When will work on the canal start?

Work on the canal will be done in stages. Any repairs or restorations will be subject to future funding approval after the Asset Plan is competed. Sydney Water will keep the community updated as the project progresses and before any work takes place at each stage.

Figure 1. Recently rehabilitated section of the Alexandra Canal Embankment


The Alexandra Canal Asset Plan guides the restoration, protection and renewal of the Alexandra Canal embankments. It identifies the areas along the canal most in need of repair and provides preferred renewal options for each area.

Where is the Canal?

Alexandra Canal is 4 kilometres in length and runs from Alexandria, past Sydney Airport and down to the Cooks River.

Much of the canal embankment is made from heritage sandstone blocks. In some areas the canal walls are in quite good condition, but there are also areas in need of renewal or repair. Sydney Water is developing an Asset Plan to guide this.

How has the plan been developed?

Sydney Water has been conducting surveys, environmental investigations as well as ecological and structural assessments. These investigations will confirm the priority areas and how they can be repaired and restored in later stages of work.

Figure 2. Photo of the canal taken on study area boat inspection


What type of work can be expected?

Any future work on the canal will give special consideration to the heritage sandstone walls of the canal. It will also consider things such as ecology, the recreational use of the waterway and the local community. Effective stabilisation methods such as naturalisation of the canal banks will considered.


When will work on the canal start?

Work on the canal will be done in stages. Any repairs or restorations will be subject to future funding approval after the Asset Plan is competed. Sydney Water will keep the community updated as the project progresses and before any work takes place at each stage.

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