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Ambitious community plan to halve rubbish in the Cooks River by 2025 endorsed by council

By ASTON BROWN The Cooks River is set to get cleaner under a new strategy that aims to coordinate clean-up efforts across council, community, and local authorities to target litter at its source. Earlier this week, the Inner West Council unanimously voted to endorse the new plan that aims to halve the amount of rubbish […]

Growth in community use indicates improving health of the Cooks River, survey reveals

By EVA BAXTER The Cooks River Community Values survey closed earlier this month. The survey is part of a range of studies being undertaken as part of the development of ‘A Whole of River Plan’ known as the Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program (CMP). The public consultation period was 30 July to 5 September […]

Foreshore, urban and corridor: walking the Inner West

By EVA BAXTER Rules for Greater Sydney came into effect last month prohibiting travel further than 5km from home and making local walks more important than ever. Inner Westies have been donning their active wear, their hiking gear and hitting the dirt, paths, and pavements to rediscover their backyards. The Inner West is a densely […]

Hey Rob Stokes, please don’t let Sydney Water trash the Two Valley Trail

By GAVIN GATENBY Planning Minister Rob Stokes is spruiking a “bold” new post-COVID planning statement for Sydney – a “regulatory instrument” that, among other laudable things, enshrines the creation and protection of accessible open spaces for everyone.  Supposedly, it's all about the government stepping in to “ensure good design”. So here's a challenge for Rob […]

Cooks River clear-up collects tonnes of crap

by ALEC SMART Ocean Crusaders, a specialist water-based rubbish removal service and charity, collected almost 14 tonnes of garbage in 10 days from the Cooks River. They focused on a 23-kilometre stretch of the tidal river encompassing Croydon Park to Muddy Creek in Kyeemagh, where the Cooks River meets Botany Bay. The garbage extraction began […]

Cooks River clean-up

By: Gabriela Szymanowska The Cooks River faces serious health issues. Feeding into Botany Bay, the river serves as the western most boundary of the former Marrickville Council. Inner West Greens Councillor Colin Hesse points out that the biggest threats to the river. “One is that we need to make sure that our sewer pipes are […]

News in brief

Carrington Road cycleway completed This week the Carrington Road cycleway in Marrickville is expected to be completed. The cycleway, an initiative of Marrickville Council, provides a cycle link between the Cooks River and Marrickville Station. The route will create a new link in Regional Cycle Route 05, which runs from the Cooks River to Camperdown. […]

Sydney’s environment: the wins have been tactical, but the losses strategic

Sometimes I take an hour or two and travel back in time to the Sydney I was born into in 1948. It's a fascinating trip, and, at least until the bean-counters and fun police have their way, it's all free on the NSW Government's wonderful SIX Maps website. SIX Maps is like a slow and […]

Miranda Devine will blame Clover Moore for the Cooks River Flasher

“Hey Joadja, how would you like to help me catch the Cooks River Flasher?” “The who?” Jo asked. I was holed up in the Brushtail Cafe sipping a cider with Old Stan, the retired colonel and scanning through the police media releases on the web, which is a fun way to keep up with the […]

We have seen the future and it squelches

Nick B. Possum: Private Eye I was sitting in the Brushtail Cafe with a cider, trying to keep cool, when Joadja came back from photographing the king tide down at Cooks River for Green Cross’s Witness King Tides project. She loaded her pics onto the laptop and we all crowded around to have a look. […]