Alexandra Canal Asset Masterplan

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Figure 1. Recently rehabilitated section of the Alexandra Canal Embankment


Sydney Water is working to produce an asset plan that will be used to guide restoration, protection and renewal of Alexandra Canal embankments.

The Alexandra Canal is 4km 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. Whilst there are areas where the canal walls are in quite good condition, there are also areas in need of renewal or repair. Sydney Water is developing a plan to identify areas of the canal that require restoration or repair. Whilst this plan will guide the upkeep of the canal, there is no funding allocated to repairs at this time.


What will this plan involve?

In order to develop this plan, Sydney Water will be doing site investigations of the area, detailed site inspections and environmental and ecological assessments. Sydney Water will also be speaking to local Councils and other interested stakeholder to ensure the plan incorporates the vision for the wiser area.

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


These investigations will help to identify and prioritise the areas of canal embankment most in need of work.

The repair methods that come from this plan will give special consideration to the heritage sandstone walls, as well as things such as ecology and the recreational use of the waterway and wider area. Whilst this plan will be used to guide the upkeep of the canal, any repairs and restoration are subject to future funding approvals.

Figure 1. Recently rehabilitated section of the Alexandra Canal Embankment


Sydney Water is working to produce an asset plan that will be used to guide restoration, protection and renewal of Alexandra Canal embankments.

The Alexandra Canal is 4km 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. Whilst there are areas where the canal walls are in quite good condition, there are also areas in need of renewal or repair. Sydney Water is developing a plan to identify areas of the canal that require restoration or repair. Whilst this plan will guide the upkeep of the canal, there is no funding allocated to repairs at this time.


What will this plan involve?

In order to develop this plan, Sydney Water will be doing site investigations of the area, detailed site inspections and environmental and ecological assessments. Sydney Water will also be speaking to local Councils and other interested stakeholder to ensure the plan incorporates the vision for the wiser area.

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


These investigations will help to identify and prioritise the areas of canal embankment most in need of work.

The repair methods that come from this plan will give special consideration to the heritage sandstone walls, as well as things such as ecology and the recreational use of the waterway and wider area. Whilst this plan will be used to guide the upkeep of the canal, any repairs and restoration are subject to future funding approvals.

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