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.

The Waterway Heath Improvement Program (WHIP) aims to reduce the impact of stormwater on the health of our waterways. Through adding natural stormwater treatment systems in parks, we can improve waterway health and create spaces for the community to enjoy.

We're using water sensitive urban design (WSUD) to improve waterway health around Sydney. Find out what WSUD is here.

Learn more about each park below as we progress.


If you have any questions please contact waterways@sydneywater.com.au


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

The Waterway Heath Improvement Program (WHIP) aims to reduce the impact of stormwater on the health of our waterways. Through adding natural stormwater treatment systems in parks, we can improve waterway health and create spaces for the community to enjoy.

We're using water sensitive urban design (WSUD) to improve waterway health around Sydney. Find out what WSUD is here.

Learn more about each park below as we progress.


If you have any questions please contact waterways@sydneywater.com.au


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  • Online Consultation has now closed

    almost 2 years ago

    The Waterway Health Improvement Program online consultation for Mackey Park, Parkside Drive, Mildura Reserve and Ruse Park has now closed.

    Thank you to those of you who came to our community open days, it was great to meet you.

    Thank you also to those who shared their feedback by post and online.

    We will continue to work closely with the Council's to ensure where possible the feedback is included in the designs as they progress to the next stage of development.

    We will share furture projects updates on this page.


    The Waterway Health Improvement Program online consultation for Mackey Park, Parkside Drive, Mildura Reserve and Ruse Park has now closed.

    Thank you to those of you who came to our community open days, it was great to meet you.

    Thank you also to those who shared their feedback by post and online.

    We will continue to work closely with the Council's to ensure where possible the feedback is included in the designs as they progress to the next stage of development.

    We will share furture projects updates on this page.