Parramatta River - making the river swimmable!

Consultation for this stage of the Parramatta River Masterplan development has concluded.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback. There will be more opportunities in the future to have your say, so stay tuned.

We believe that every Australian should have easy access to a natural place to swim and relax. Our mission is to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025. It is a complex challenge but we believe it is achievable and have had great support so far.

We've been doing a lot of work to understand what makes a river swimmable and what we need to do to make the Parramatta River a place for all Sydney-siders to enjoy. This has included customer research, water quality modelling and a look at the key strengths and weaknesses at a number of sites.

We've taken all this evidence and used it to create a shortlist of 12 possible sites and would like you to tell us which ones you find the most desirable. We want to know what barriers stand between you and swimming at the possible sites. What would the sites need to have to make them a place that you, your friends and family would use?

Take a look at the photos and locations of the 12 shortlisted sites below and then let us know what you think by filling out the survey. You can share your thoughts on just one site or let us know what you think about all of them.

Fill in a short feedback form here.

We'll take your feedback into consideration when finalising the Parramatta River Masterplan.

The Masterplan will guide us over the coming years in the efforts to make the river swimmable by 2025. A swimmable river means more than just people swimming. It means a clean and healthy river, with vibrant and active spaces that everyone can easily get to and enjoy in different ways.

This is a project run by the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), of which Sydney Water is an active member. Go to the Our Living River website to find out more about the PRCG.






Thank you to everyone for your feedback. There will be more opportunities in the future to have your say, so stay tuned.

We believe that every Australian should have easy access to a natural place to swim and relax. Our mission is to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025. It is a complex challenge but we believe it is achievable and have had great support so far.

We've been doing a lot of work to understand what makes a river swimmable and what we need to do to make the Parramatta River a place for all Sydney-siders to enjoy. This has included customer research, water quality modelling and a look at the key strengths and weaknesses at a number of sites.

We've taken all this evidence and used it to create a shortlist of 12 possible sites and would like you to tell us which ones you find the most desirable. We want to know what barriers stand between you and swimming at the possible sites. What would the sites need to have to make them a place that you, your friends and family would use?

Take a look at the photos and locations of the 12 shortlisted sites below and then let us know what you think by filling out the survey. You can share your thoughts on just one site or let us know what you think about all of them.

Fill in a short feedback form here.

We'll take your feedback into consideration when finalising the Parramatta River Masterplan.

The Masterplan will guide us over the coming years in the efforts to make the river swimmable by 2025. A swimmable river means more than just people swimming. It means a clean and healthy river, with vibrant and active spaces that everyone can easily get to and enjoy in different ways.

This is a project run by the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), of which Sydney Water is an active member. Go to the Our Living River website to find out more about the PRCG.






  • Parramatta River - swim site assessment

    Have your say on what stands between you and swimming in the Parramatta River. Choose the site you're interested in, then tell us what you think. 

    Have your say on what stands between you and swimming in the Parramatta River. Choose the site you're interested in, then tell us what you think. 

    Consultation for this stage of the Parramatta River Masterplan development has concluded.