Urban rivers

  • Hawkesbury Nepean River Recovery Program (HNRRP) e-news June 2011

    The last edition of HNRRP e-news discussed how the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Program is meeting one of its key objectives – the prevention of an estimated 48.2 tonnes of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) entering the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system each year. In the June 2011 edition of HNRRP e-news we look at our other key objective […]

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  • Hawkesbury Nepean River Recovery Program (HNRRP) e-news December 2010

    Comprising seven projects, the Hawkesbury Nepean River Recovery Program (HNRRP) aims to improve river health by making more water available for environmental flows and reducing nutrient inputs to the river system. The seven projects have come a long way since commencing last year. You can read about their progress in the HNRRP e-news December 2010.

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  • $39 million environmental flow scheme to improve Hawkesbury-Nepean River

    The NSW Government has announced the start of new environmental flows for the Hawkesbury-Nepean River following the completion of a $39 million upgrade to dams and weirs across the system. NSW Minister for Water, Phil Costa said the new environmental flows were a major investment in one of Sydney’s most important river systems and a […]

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  • It is written, river’s an icon

    To explore the Yarra River is to delve into Melbourne’s history. Iconic Melbourne events such as John Landy attempting to run the four-minute mile during the 1956 Olympics or anarchist Chummy Fleming speaking at Birrarung Marr occurred on the banks of the 240km-long river. Former agriculturist Ron Amor, of East Ivanhoe, attempts to document the […]

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  • New website for Office of Hawkesbury-Nepean

    The Office of the Hawkesbury-Nepean (OHN) has developed a new website to help provide a basis for improved management of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. The OHN was established by the NSW Government by legislation in April 2009 to improve the health of the river system, primarily through improved consultation and engagement with river communities and more effective […]

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  • Tonnes of nutrients removed from western Sydney waterways

    Just six months after starting, the NutrientSmart Farms project has stopped 20 tonnes of nitrogen and five tonnes of phosphorus from entering local waterways in western Sydney’s lower Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment each year.

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