Improving waterway health in Sydney

Example of a stormwater treatment area in Canberra

We're partnering with local Councils across Sydney to upgrade parks and improve the health of waterways like creeks and rivers. These projects will help:

• provide better access to the parks

• offer a wider range of recreational uses

• improve waterway health and the environment

• improve pedestrian and cycle connections.

Learn more about each park below as we progress.


Milson Park and Shannons Paddock are in Westmead where we're working closely with City of Parramatta Council.

Hoskins Park is in Dulwich Hill and we are partnering with Inner West Council where we are looking at how we can improve stormwater treatment within the park.

We're partnering with local Councils across Sydney to upgrade parks and improve the health of waterways like creeks and rivers. These projects will help:

• provide better access to the parks

• offer a wider range of recreational uses

• improve waterway health and the environment

• improve pedestrian and cycle connections.

Learn more about each park below as we progress.


Milson Park and Shannons Paddock are in Westmead where we're working closely with City of Parramatta Council.

Hoskins Park is in Dulwich Hill and we are partnering with Inner West Council where we are looking at how we can improve stormwater treatment within the park.

  • Project: Hoskins Park

    16 days ago
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    Sydney Water and Inner West Council want to hear what you think about improving waterway health at Hoskins Park in Dulwich Hill.

    Drop by Hoskins Park, Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill on Saturday 11 November 2017 2pm – 4pm to share your ideas and opinions or click here to provide feedback online.

    Look out for the Sydney Water banners to find us!


    The image below hows the areas in the park we are considering adding landscaped stormwater treatment.


    Next steps

    If a landscaped stormwater treatment area is supported by the community, Sydney Water will work closely with Council’s Master Plan team to integrate the treatment area with other works planned for the park, including amenities such as seating and barbeques, cycleways and pathways.

    The draft Master Plan will then go through Council’s approvals process including a public exhibition period.



    Sydney Water and Inner West Council want to hear what you think about improving waterway health at Hoskins Park in Dulwich Hill.

    Drop by Hoskins Park, Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill on Saturday 11 November 2017 2pm – 4pm to share your ideas and opinions or click here to provide feedback online.

    Look out for the Sydney Water banners to find us!


    The image below hows the areas in the park we are considering adding landscaped stormwater treatment.


    Next steps

    If a landscaped stormwater treatment area is supported by the community, Sydney Water will work closely with Council’s Master Plan team to integrate the treatment area with other works planned for the park, including amenities such as seating and barbeques, cycleways and pathways.

    The draft Master Plan will then go through Council’s approvals process including a public exhibition period.



  • Project: Milson Park and Shannons Paddock upgrade

    24 days ago
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    Sydney Water and City of Parramatta Council want to hear what you think about upgrading Milson Park and Shannons Paddock, off Darcy Road, Westmead.

    Drop by Shannons Paddock playground from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 4 November 2017 to share your ideas and opinions or click here to provide feedback online.




















    About Milson Park and Shannons Paddock
    Milson Park is a large, open space of dense vegetation and areas of lawn in Westmead and is about 6.9 hectares. Shannons Paddock is located on the opposite side of Darcy Road and has a playground, footpaths, lawn areas and some planting. The parks are surrounded by Westmead Private Hospital, residential housing, environmental conservation areas and waterways.

    Sydney Water and City of Parramatta Council want to hear what you think about upgrading Milson Park and Shannons Paddock, off Darcy Road, Westmead.

    Drop by Shannons Paddock playground from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 4 November 2017 to share your ideas and opinions or click here to provide feedback online.




















    About Milson Park and Shannons Paddock
    Milson Park is a large, open space of dense vegetation and areas of lawn in Westmead and is about 6.9 hectares. Shannons Paddock is located on the opposite side of Darcy Road and has a playground, footpaths, lawn areas and some planting. The parks are surrounded by Westmead Private Hospital, residential housing, environmental conservation areas and waterways.