Whites Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Whites 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 Whites 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 Whites 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 Whites 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.


  • Thank you for attending the drop in information session

    by Emily, 8 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, 9 months ago
    Whites 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

    by Emily, 9 months ago
    Info session

    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: 9 am to 11 am

    Location: Next to Whites Creek near the corner of Railway Parade and Brennan Street

    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: 9 am to 11 am

    Location: Next to Whites Creek near the corner of Railway Parade and Brennan Street

    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, 9 months ago

    We received 94 responses for Whites Creek. Eighty-six per cent (86%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The most popular relating to the improvement of Whites Creek were:

    • naturalisation (38),
    • increase walking/cycle paths (11),
    • clean up the waterway (7), and
    • improve access to both sides of creek and the waterway (7).

    Of the respondents who were supportive of naturalisation, the main feedback given was: increase environmental values (8), naturalise the whole length of Whites Creek (6), preserve restoration work already done (6) and ensure the current wildlife are not endangered during construction (5).

    One percent of respondents were opposed to... Continue reading

    We received 94 responses for Whites Creek. Eighty-six per cent (86%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The most popular relating to the improvement of Whites Creek were:

    • naturalisation (38),
    • increase walking/cycle paths (11),
    • clean up the waterway (7), and
    • improve access to both sides of creek and the waterway (7).

    Of the respondents who were supportive of naturalisation, the main feedback given was: increase environmental values (8), naturalise the whole length of Whites Creek (6), preserve restoration work already done (6) and ensure the current wildlife are not endangered during construction (5).

    One percent of respondents were opposed to naturalisation due to concerns relating to WestConnex (3).

    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, 9 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.