Catchments

Catchments
Waterways form natural boundaries around us. Read about the catchment areas, the habitats that they provide, and how to look after them. Catchments rivers creeks canterbury bankstown Waterways form natural boundaries around us. Read about the catchment areas, the habitats that they provide, and how to look after them.


Our City is drained by three main catchment areas, with water flowing into the Cooks, Georges and Parramatta rivers. These rivers are fed by smaller tributaries, including:
  • Prospect creek (Lansdowne);
  • Duck River (Sefton);
  • Saltpan Creek ( Padstow);
  • Little Saltpan Creek ( Revesby);
  • Cup and Saucer Creek (Clemton Park); and 
  • Wolli Creek (Earlwood). 
These catchments provide important habitat to many fauna and flora species in our area. Protecting these areas can be as simple as picking up litter in your street or washing your car on the grass as everything left on our streets will eventually be washed into our rivers following rainfall. You can also volunteer with Bushcare, Cooks River Alliance or the Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC).

More information

Council conducts environmental improvement works at many sites within our catchment. To find out more, see our Environm​ental projects w​​ebpage.

Contact

For more information, contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.​​