Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program Community Values Survey
Strathfield Council is committed to improving the health of the Cooks River Catchment and local waterways as a member of the Cooks River Alliance.
This Cooks River Alliance survey is to help guide the Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program (CMP). We want to understand what you value about the Cooks River and Botany Bay areas, their tributaries, and wetlands. It will help us plan well for works and services along the river and in the catchments.
Tell us about:
- the waterway places you value and what you value there.
- the things to change and improve in and around the waterways.
- the most important things for future catchment management.
In Stage 2, we are doing detailed studies to ensure that we have the right information to deliver actions that support people, places and the environment in the Cooks River Catchment and Botany.
Have Your Say!
Community Consultation for this project is now closed. Council would like to thank those who took the time to submit their valued feedback for consideration.
Frequently Asked Questions
We want to understand the relationship between people and waterways in the Cooks River catchment and Botany area better.
All of the waterways, creeks, wetlands and ponds within the Cooks River catchment and Botany area.
- By the Cooks River Alliance and its partners to guide the Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program
- By individual councils for their own catchment and waterway planning
In 2019, the Cooks River Alliance completed the Cooks River Coastal Management Program (CMP) Stage 1 Scoping Study. The study involved consultation with community members and stakeholders to identify a 2030 vision for the river.
As part of developing the CMP, the Alliance has also consolidated past community consultation undertaken by individual councils on Cooks River related projects and the broader environment. Through these various engagements we know that Cooks River people:
- enjoy being in the Cooks River’s natural areas with wild native animals
- and plants;
- enjoy a variety of sports and recreation along the river including kayaking, walking and cycling;
- want the river to be clean, accessible and healthy for swimming and recreation in the future; and
- want to stop pollution, rubbish, and improve water quality.
We are seeking comments online, at online community events, webinars and through partners and community organisations where appropriate in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions.