This boom will catch and trap most of the litter coming down river. It will be emptied regularly by Sydney Water using a boat. It will be very interesting to see how much difference this makes to the blight of floating litter.
It also does not diminish the urgent need for a national Container Deposit Scheme, as nearly 8 billion plastic bottles go to landfill in Australia each year!!
There was more action down on the River on 19 May 2014. Ian Kiernan (Clean Up Australia) & Jeff Angel (Total Environment Centre & Boomerang Alliance) joined with the Mudcrabs, The Tossers, The CRVA and other community members to demand an immediate introduction of a National Container Deposit Scheme.
This short film was made as part of Project WOW (Walking On Water). Project WOW was devised by a group of residents living in Riverside Crescent sub-catchment in Marrickville. The Project was run in junction with Marrickville West Public School, with the support of Marrickville Council. The theme of the Project was We are all Cooks River People
On Tuesday 25 March, Ann Leahy, the Water Quality Co-ordinator for the Cooks River Valley Association, was interviewed on radio 2SER FM about the effects of litter pollution & sewage pollution on the Cooks River.
You can hear Ann’s interview (4min 50 sec) by clicking on the link below.
Bring along your picnic, blanket or chair, a torch and paper boats. We will provide the candles and a great jazz group – The Hungry Trio to entertain you. Come and enjoy the River at its best as the sun sets on Earth Hour.
Last Sunday the latest installation of a rain garden was opened on Marrickville Golf Course. This raingarden catches the stormwater from 3.2 hectres of surrounding streets (Bruce St, Beauchamp St, Princes St) and cleans the water before it enters the Cooks River. The project was funded jointly by Marrickville Council & NSW Govt (Estuary Management Program). This device is a glimpse into the future of what will give us a clean River.
This great short film was produced by Marrickville Council and follows up the work of local residents in the Riverside Crescent sub-catchment of the Cooks River, many of whom are members of the Cooks River Valley Association and the Mudcrabs.
The Cooks River Valley Association has asked Canterbury Council to commit to the current Plan of Management for Ewen Park, by building a ‘community hub’ beside the river at Ewen Park.
This hub should include a clubhouse for the Hurlstone Park Wanderers Soccer Club as well as a multi-purpose building for the broader community, as specified in the Ewen Park Plan of Management (adopted by Canterbury Council in November 2008).
Council’s own Design Development Plan 2010 (as shown in the attached map) placed a “Multi-Purpose Building” (including a café) in this riverside location, and behind it a “Soccer Clubhouse”.
Canterbury Council is considering changing its agreed plan for Ewen Park.
We urge you to support the approved plan for a multi-purpose community space and a soccer clubhouse in the location of the former SOSC building, as already approved in the Ewen Park Plan of Management.
Please send us your comments (email@example.com).
Below is a section of Canterbury Council’s Plan for Ewen Park, developed in 2010. We want to see this plan implemented.
Hi to all Cooks River Valley Association supporters. Annual membership fees ($5.00) are now due for 2014. You are strongly encouraged to become a financial member of this great local environment action group. See Membership Page for further details.