Let's talk: growth in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment

Sydney Water wants to better understand community expectations for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways, so we can include community values for water quality in our decision-making.

Thank you to everyone who got involved in our engagement during the first half of 2018. We'll keep you updated on any further developments regarding the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways in the future.

Sydney Water wants to better understand community expectations for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways, so we can include community values for water quality in our decision-making.

Thank you to everyone who got involved in our engagement during the first half of 2018. We'll keep you updated on any further developments regarding the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways in the future.

  • Where are we up to now?

    12 months ago
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    Here's an update on what we've been up to. So far, we’ve been busy engaging with the community and key stakeholders to get their thoughts on what they value about the Hawkesbury-Nepean Rivers, discussing pressures facing the waterways and the options for future management.

    • During the warmer months, our team surveyed 168 visitors to the waterway to find out what they value about the local area.
    • We set up five community reference groups in the catchment and met with them three times each earlier this year. Our participants contributed to great discussions and we gathered some really valuable feedback from the process.
    • We’ve met with nine local councils, representatives of the development industry and Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council to further understand the pressures facing the waterways as a result of growth across the catchment.
    • We conducted telephone surveys with 600 residents across greater Sydney about their experiences with the waterways and their preferences for future waterway management.

    While this stage of engagement is now complete, we're always on the lookout for community feedback. Keep an eye out on Sydney Water Talk for future engagement activities related to the Hawkesbury Nepean and other waterways across Sydney!

    The project team will now work through our findings, and we'll make sure to keep you updated on future management for Hawkesbury-Nepean.

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to us and share their thoughts!

    Here's an update on what we've been up to. So far, we’ve been busy engaging with the community and key stakeholders to get their thoughts on what they value about the Hawkesbury-Nepean Rivers, discussing pressures facing the waterways and the options for future management.

    • During the warmer months, our team surveyed 168 visitors to the waterway to find out what they value about the local area.
    • We set up five community reference groups in the catchment and met with them three times each earlier this year. Our participants contributed to great discussions and we gathered some really valuable feedback from the process.
    • We’ve met with nine local councils, representatives of the development industry and Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council to further understand the pressures facing the waterways as a result of growth across the catchment.
    • We conducted telephone surveys with 600 residents across greater Sydney about their experiences with the waterways and their preferences for future waterway management.

    While this stage of engagement is now complete, we're always on the lookout for community feedback. Keep an eye out on Sydney Water Talk for future engagement activities related to the Hawkesbury Nepean and other waterways across Sydney!

    The project team will now work through our findings, and we'll make sure to keep you updated on future management for Hawkesbury-Nepean.

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to us and share their thoughts!
  • CRG nomination submission date extended

    over 1 year ago

    We've extended the submission date for CRG nomination forms.

    If you are interested in participating in a Community Reference Group to help make sure we receive feedback on local priorities for ensuring healthy waterways, please complete the online nomination form, or download a copy and send it to HawkesburyNepean@sydneywater.com.au by 5pm, Friday 2nd February, 2018.








    We've extended the submission date for CRG nomination forms.

    If you are interested in participating in a Community Reference Group to help make sure we receive feedback on local priorities for ensuring healthy waterways, please complete the online nomination form, or download a copy and send it to HawkesburyNepean@sydneywater.com.au by 5pm, Friday 2nd February, 2018.








  • Call for Community Reference Group members

    over 1 year ago
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    We’re looking for people to join our Hawkesbury-Nepean Community Reference Groups.

    We are forming 5 Community Reference Groups across the Catchment to better understand community expectations for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways. We will be investigating community values for water quality to inform our future decision-making.

    Where are Community Reference Groups being established?

    Groups will be formed in the following locations:

    • Berowra
    • Richmond
    • South Maroota
    • Penrith
    • Schofields

    What’s in it for you?

    As a volunteer member of the group you’ll:

    • learn more about the management of the Hawkesbury-Nepean waterways
    • have the opportunity to share your thoughts, issues and...

    We’re looking for people to join our Hawkesbury-Nepean Community Reference Groups.

    We are forming 5 Community Reference Groups across the Catchment to better understand community expectations for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment and its waterways. We will be investigating community values for water quality to inform our future decision-making.

    Where are Community Reference Groups being established?

    Groups will be formed in the following locations:

    • Berowra
    • Richmond
    • South Maroota
    • Penrith
    • Schofields

    What’s in it for you?

    As a volunteer member of the group you’ll:

    • learn more about the management of the Hawkesbury-Nepean waterways
    • have the opportunity to share your thoughts, issues and concerns about the Catchment
    • work with us to explore appropriate management strategies for the waterways.

    What do we need from participants?

    You'll need to be:
    • willing to attend three (3) meetings in early 2018
    • ready to contribute to the discussion
    • interested in your local waterways and environment.
    Interested?

    To register your interest, you can complete a nomination form:

    Online: Please complete the nomination form which is located on the project webpage.

    Via email: If you would like to complete the form offline, you can download a nomination form on the Sydney Water Talk project webpage (document library section) and scan and email the form to Hawkesburynepean@sydneywater.com.au

    Nomination forms must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 25 January 2018.




  • Our survey team hits the waterways

    over 1 year ago
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    From 28 December to mid January our intrepid survey team will be out and about making sure community members have their voices heard.

    Our team will be in the following locations (weather dependent):

    • Deerubbin Reserve and boat ramp, Mooney Mooney
    • Cattai camping ground, Cattai
    • Governor Phillip Park and Windsor boat ramp, George St, Windsor
    • Tench Reserve and boat ramp, Jamisontown
    • Bents Basin, Greendale
    • Narragingy Reserve, Knox Rd, Doonside

    Keep your eye out for project team members wearing Sydney Water t-shirts for your chance to share what you value about the Hawkesbury-Nepean waterways....

    From 28 December to mid January our intrepid survey team will be out and about making sure community members have their voices heard.

    Our team will be in the following locations (weather dependent):

    • Deerubbin Reserve and boat ramp, Mooney Mooney
    • Cattai camping ground, Cattai
    • Governor Phillip Park and Windsor boat ramp, George St, Windsor
    • Tench Reserve and boat ramp, Jamisontown
    • Bents Basin, Greendale
    • Narragingy Reserve, Knox Rd, Doonside

    Keep your eye out for project team members wearing Sydney Water t-shirts for your chance to share what you value about the Hawkesbury-Nepean waterways.