A Riverwood wetland project aimed at improving community knowledge of the importance of water quality has received $ 10,000 in funding as part of the Sydney Waters 2021 Community Grants Program.
It projected entitled “Culturally Inclusive Water Urban Design” run by the University of New South Wales in partnership with the City of Canterbury Bankstown and Georges Riverkeeper.
The project aims to create a sense of community ownership and advocacy in existing water-sensitive urban design areas along the Riverwood Wetland in the Georges River catchment area.
This will be achieved through community education sessions, a new signage program and community participation activities, such as wet water quality monitoring and guided tours.
The project is one of six community groups, each of which will receive $ 10,000 in funding for projects aimed at improving the way the community values and nurtures water in our communities today and into the future.
The projects have also been selected because of their ability to generate environmental, social, economic or cultural benefits for their communities.
Oatley MP Mark Coure said community groups working tirelessly to improve and protect our environment are being rewarded for their efforts.
“Riverwood Wetland is one of many green spaces that local residents and visitors enjoy, and I look forward to seeing this project come to life in the future,” Coure said.
Water, Housing and Property Minister Melinda Pavey congratulated the six groups selected as recipients of the Sydney Waters 2021 Community Grants.
Sydney Waters General Manager for Customer, Strategy and Engagement, Maryanne Graham, said each of the applicants consciously strives to make a difference in water skills.
Sydney Water understands the value our community brings to our vision of a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable future, and we want to continue our support for local initiatives that will help us educate and inform current and future generations about the role of water in to bring this vision to life.
“A higher level of water education allows people to share their ideas and discuss important issues such as waterproofness, reliable water supply and the role of water in the environment, all of which help inform our planning for Greater Sydney,” said Mrs Graham.
For more information on the Sydney Waters Community Grants Program, visit