Johnstons Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Johnstons Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair. This work will help maintain the stormwater system and protect the local environment.

We are looking at opportunities for Johnstons Creek like naturalisation which involves replacing the concrete walls with natural looking banks made of rocks and native plants. This method has been used in waterways across Sydney to improve their health and character.



Sydney Water is investigating a section of Johnstons Creek, Annandale as it is in need of repair. This work will help maintain the stormwater system and protect the local environment.

We are looking at opportunities for Johnstons Creek like naturalisation which involves replacing the concrete walls with natural looking banks made of rocks and native plants. This method has been used in waterways across Sydney to improve their health and character.



  • Final concept design

    4 months ago
    Cooks river naturalisation 2

    We have finalised the concept design based on your feedback. The final concept design can be viewed here. A summary of consultation is available here.Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. Our next step will be to do more detailed investigations to make sure everything proposed is feasible. We will let you know if anything changes during the next stage of design.



    We have finalised the concept design based on your feedback. The final concept design can be viewed here. A summary of consultation is available here.Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. Our next step will be to do more detailed investigations to make sure everything proposed is feasible. We will let you know if anything changes during the next stage of design.



  • Thank you for attending the drop in information session

    by Emily, 10 months ago

    We'd like to thank everyone that came to the drop in information session on Saturday 26 November and those who took the time to fill out the survey.

    We will provide a summary and an update on the project in early 2017.

    In the meantime, you can continue to contact us via the forum, phone (1800 257 484) or at waterways@sydneywater.com.au.

    Please note that the forum, phone and email will not be monitored from Friday 23 December 2016 until we return to the office on Monday 9 January 2017.

    We'd like to thank everyone that came to the drop in information session on Saturday 26 November and those who took the time to fill out the survey.

    We will provide a summary and an update on the project in early 2017.

    In the meantime, you can continue to contact us via the forum, phone (1800 257 484) or at waterways@sydneywater.com.au.

    Please note that the forum, phone and email will not be monitored from Friday 23 December 2016 until we return to the office on Monday 9 January 2017.

  • View the early concept designs

    by Emily, 10 months ago
    Johnstons creek early concept designs

    You can now view the early concept designs.

    To tell us what you think, fill out our survey or visit the discussion board.

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.


    You can now view the early concept designs.

    To tell us what you think, fill out our survey or visit the discussion board.

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.


  • Community drop in session

    12 months ago
    Info session example

    To see the early concept designs and tell us what you think, drop by on Saturday 26 November 2016. You will have the opportunity to provide your feedback on the designs and ask questions of the project team.

    Date: Saturday 26 November 2016

    Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

    Location: Jubilee Park, at the bridge over Johnstons Creek

    We'll upload the early concept design to Sydney Water Talk on the same day as the drop in session for those that can't make it on the day.


    To see the early concept designs and tell us what you think, drop by on Saturday 26 November 2016. You will have the opportunity to provide your feedback on the designs and ask questions of the project team.

    Date: Saturday 26 November 2016

    Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

    Location: Jubilee Park, at the bridge over Johnstons Creek

    We'll upload the early concept design to Sydney Water Talk on the same day as the drop in session for those that can't make it on the day.


  • Community Survey Feedback Summary

    by Emily, 12 months ago

    We received 75 responses for Johnstons Creek. Eighty-one per cent (81%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The main suggestions given for improving Johnstons Creek were:

    • naturalisation (48),
    • increase walking/cycle paths (9), and
    • improve aesthetics (7).

    There was a wide range of feedback given for the potential naturalisation of Johnstons Creek. The most popular were: establish habitats (4), introduce native plants (4) and ensure consultation with local bush care and community groups (3).

    Three percent of respondents were against the concept of naturalisation with two reasons. The first was that naturalisation is not required (2) and the second reason had... Continue reading

    We received 75 responses for Johnstons Creek. Eighty-one per cent (81%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The main suggestions given for improving Johnstons Creek were:

    • naturalisation (48),
    • increase walking/cycle paths (9), and
    • improve aesthetics (7).

    There was a wide range of feedback given for the potential naturalisation of Johnstons Creek. The most popular were: establish habitats (4), introduce native plants (4) and ensure consultation with local bush care and community groups (3).

    Three percent of respondents were against the concept of naturalisation with two reasons. The first was that naturalisation is not required (2) and the second reason had concerns regarding the validity of the survey (1).

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.
  • Thank you for completing the survey

    by Emily, 12 months ago

    We'd like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the survey. We'll soon provide a summary and an update on how we've used the information.

    We'd like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the survey. We'll soon provide a summary and an update on how we've used the information.