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Hawkesbury Nepean Health Report Card

This is a small snapshot of a big river, see the report here. Major threats include outflows from sewage treatment plants, cleared riparian vegetation and intensive agricultural activity that leads to reduced flows in the catchment, higher water temperatures, elevated nutrient levels, the introduction of 21st century pollutants, reduced function of wetlands and decreasing aquatic biodiversity.

Georges River Health Report Card

The Georges Riverkeeper have just released a new report card on the River. They found:  “The flooding and frequent rainfall events across the Georges River catchment this year has impacted the grades and may have skewed the results. Overall the Freshwater Grades were impacted, meaning the water quality is fair. Surprisingly, the more pristine bushland […]

Litter prevention grants available

The NSW Government has opened the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments. Up to $10 million is available from 2022 to 2027. Funding is provided under […]

Have your say on the Hawkesbury CMP

The Hawkesbury-Nepean River CMP is a partnership between local and state governments that seeks to facilitate coordinated, holistic and sustainable management of the HNRS for the benefit of the natural environment, the economy and the community. The CMP will drive management of the system from the tidal limit of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River at Yarramundi to […]

Early bird registration for FRANC 2023

Early bird registration for FRANC 2023 will be closing in just one week on Tuesday, 31st January. Registering at the Early Bird rate will save you $100 on most full conference registration types. We would urge you to register today to lock in your seat for this industry leading event. You can register here. To learn […]

Funding for Smart Places Acceleration Program

In 2023, there is $2.5 million to allocate to new initiatives. Expressions of Interest are now open for solutions and initiatives that address environmental quality; equity, accessibility and inclusion; health and wellbeing; and safety and security. One of the program goals is to encourage partnerships with and co-investment from local councils and industry to deliver […]

Stormwater NSW 2022 Awards for Excellence

The 2022 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence entry deadline is Tuesday, 4th October, 2022 so please submit your project into one of the following categories: Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning Excellence in Infrastructure Excellence in Asset Management Excellence in Research and Innovation Excellence in Policy or Education Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design Young Stormwater […]

Submit your presentation for FRANC 2023

Call for Presentations now open for franc.sydney 2023 Following on from the very successful inaugural franc.sydney conference held in March 2022, the Organising Committee invite you to participate in franc.sydney 2023 to be held at the Novotel Brighton Beach on Tuesday, 28th and Wednesday 29th March, 2023. franc.sydney 2023 will build on the success of […]

Let’s work as a team to keep our beaches clean

Our Stormwater NSW Secretary Murray Powell took a bunch of kids from Vincentia down to their local beach to talk about pollution. What an inspiring bunch of kids! With thanks to Shoalhaven City Council.

Applications for Sydney Water community grants now open

Applications for Sydney Water’s community grants are now open. Grants of up to $10,000 (minimum of $5,000) per project are available. Applications close 5:00PM Friday 26 August 2022. This year’s grants focus on waterway health Keeping our waterways clean  Preventing pollution from being carried into waterways, e.g., litter, detergents, chemicals, and pet droppings. Improving our […]