Planning Western Channel Subcatchment

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Strategy for a water sensitive Community





PROJECT STATUS

The Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan 2014 was adopted at the Council meeting on 15 July. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the plan's development. You can read the final plan here


Help make Marrickville a Water Sensitive Community!

Do you live, work or own property in the Western Channel Subcatchment in Marrickville?

The Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan 2014 for your neighbourhood is now complete. The plan was adopted by Council  on 15 July, 2014. If you live or work or just own property in the area, this plan is for you.

What did we do?

Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan

At vision sessions throughout February, people in the Western Channel Subcatchment community and Council worked together to develop the subcatchment's vision for 2060.

  1. We then worked on setting goals at the Planning Forum on the evenings of 5 and 13 March, 2014.
  2. Council put together the first draft action plan and sent it to all our subcatchment contacts.
  3. We updated the draft plan after receiving feedback from our contacts, and further engagement with the Western Channel Subcatchment Working Group in April, and a Council staff workshop on 22 May, 2014. 

The goals and actions developed by Council and the Western Channel  Subcatchment Working Group were incorporated into the Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan that was on public exhibition until 20 June 2014. Submissions were accepted until 27 June 2014.

Submissions from the public exhibition were considered and included for the final plan where possible. The plan also includes options for stormwater treatment works in the catchment using water sensitive urban design, such as rain gardens and shows how water sensitive urban design can be integrated into other capital works programs in the subcatchment, such as footpaths, roads and street trees.

Email or call Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 for information or a hard copy of the Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan. 

Strategy for a water sensitive Community





PROJECT STATUS

The Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan 2014 was adopted at the Council meeting on 15 July. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the plan's development. You can read the final plan here


Help make Marrickville a Water Sensitive Community!

Do you live, work or own property in the Western Channel Subcatchment in Marrickville?

The Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan 2014 for your neighbourhood is now complete. The plan was adopted by Council  on 15 July, 2014. If you live or work or just own property in the area, this plan is for you.

What did we do?

Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan

At vision sessions throughout February, people in the Western Channel Subcatchment community and Council worked together to develop the subcatchment's vision for 2060.

  1. We then worked on setting goals at the Planning Forum on the evenings of 5 and 13 March, 2014.
  2. Council put together the first draft action plan and sent it to all our subcatchment contacts.
  3. We updated the draft plan after receiving feedback from our contacts, and further engagement with the Western Channel Subcatchment Working Group in April, and a Council staff workshop on 22 May, 2014. 

The goals and actions developed by Council and the Western Channel  Subcatchment Working Group were incorporated into the Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan that was on public exhibition until 20 June 2014. Submissions were accepted until 27 June 2014.

Submissions from the public exhibition were considered and included for the final plan where possible. The plan also includes options for stormwater treatment works in the catchment using water sensitive urban design, such as rain gardens and shows how water sensitive urban design can be integrated into other capital works programs in the subcatchment, such as footpaths, roads and street trees.

Email or call Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 for information or a hard copy of the Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan. 

Thank you for your comments. This engagement has finished.


  • It's done! Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan Adopted.

    over 4 years ago
    Wc scmp cover

    The final Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan was adopted at the Council meeting on 15th July.

    Council received many comments that were incorporated into the plan where appropriate. Thank you to everyone who helped develop the plan.

    Council will meet with the Western Channel Subcatchment Working Group in September to get started on the action plan. 


    The final Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan was adopted at the Council meeting on 15th July.

    Council received many comments that were incorporated into the plan where appropriate. Thank you to everyone who helped develop the plan.

    Council will meet with the Western Channel Subcatchment Working Group in September to get started on the action plan. 


  • Draft Action Plan for Western Channel Subcatchment - check it out

    over 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Western channel booklet cover 30

    Do you live in Western Channel Subcatchment?

    You're welcome to join the Western Channel Subcatchment Wokring Group.

    The Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan  is now on public exhibition until 20 June 2014.

    To find out more or join the group, email Claire Hanley or phone 9335 2062.

     

     

    Do you live in Western Channel Subcatchment?

    You're welcome to join the Western Channel Subcatchment Wokring Group.

    The Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan  is now on public exhibition until 20 June 2014.

    To find out more or join the group, email Claire Hanley or phone 9335 2062.

     

     

  • We have a vision!

    over 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Vision participants1

    On Wednesday 5 March, people at the Western Channel Subcatchment forum worked together to agree on the vision and here it is... 

    Western Channel Subcatchment 2060 Vision

    In 2060, Western Channel Subcatchment is peaceful. Neighbours know and talk with each other and there is a harmonious and natural connection in the community. The diverse mix of people share a spirit of cooperation, care for each other, the waterways and the environment. Communal spaces, such as community gardens, abound.

    Governments, land managers and local people work together to support green infrastructure and community wellbeing. Marrickville Road and Illawarra Road are eye-catching with...

    On Wednesday 5 March, people at the Western Channel Subcatchment forum worked together to agree on the vision and here it is... 

    Western Channel Subcatchment 2060 Vision

    In 2060, Western Channel Subcatchment is peaceful. Neighbours know and talk with each other and there is a harmonious and natural connection in the community. The diverse mix of people share a spirit of cooperation, care for each other, the waterways and the environment. Communal spaces, such as community gardens, abound.

    Governments, land managers and local people work together to support green infrastructure and community wellbeing. Marrickville Road and Illawarra Road are eye-catching with thriving businesses employing local people.

    The Cooks River is natural and clean with vegetated banks. People swim and kayak near the Cooks River Life Saving Club. We can see the creeks leading to the river and diverse native wildlife such as parrots, butterflies and bandicoots are regular sights. Healthy natural environments help to manage stormwater.

    The community is connected to our urban spaces that are planted with resilient native vegetation to attract more wildlife. Birdsong fills the air. Streets, homes and parks create thriving habitat corridors through our suburbs that are richly biodiverse with local native plants and animals.

    All buildings, streets and neighbourhoods are smart, green, waterwise and produce food. The streetscape has changed dramatically to be people-focused and paths meander under the tree canopy and stay cool in summer. Courtyards provide shared green spaces. Greenroofs and walls are everywhere. Water infiltrates to recharge aquifers. Rain is harvested and stored for later use. Overhead cables are a thing of the past. The long-running container deposit laws were a great success and advances in packaging technology have eliminated ‘waste.’

    In 2060, Western Channel is an inner-city oasis.

     

  • New Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Vision

    over 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Following feedback, here is the new Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Vision.

    Western Channel Subcatchment Community 2060 Vision (Draft 2)

    In 2060, Western Channel Subcatchment is peaceful. We know and talk with each other and there is a harmonious and natural connection in our community. We are a diverse mix of people, sharing a spirit of cooperation, caring for each other, the waterways and the environment. Communal spaces such as community gardens abound.

    We work with governments and land managers to support green infrastructure and community wellbeing. Marrickville Road and Illawarra Road are eye-catching with thriving businesses and good services employing local people.

    The...

    Following feedback, here is the new Draft Western Channel Subcatchment Vision.

    Western Channel Subcatchment Community 2060 Vision (Draft 2)

    In 2060, Western Channel Subcatchment is peaceful. We know and talk with each other and there is a harmonious and natural connection in our community. We are a diverse mix of people, sharing a spirit of cooperation, caring for each other, the waterways and the environment. Communal spaces such as community gardens abound.

    We work with governments and land managers to support green infrastructure and community wellbeing. Marrickville Road and Illawarra Road are eye-catching with thriving businesses and good services employing local people.

    The Cooks River is natural and clean with vegetated banks. We swim and kayak near the Cooks River Life Saving Club. We can see the creeks leading to the river and diverse native wildlife such as parrots, butterflies and bandicoots are regular sights. Our healthy natural environments help to manage stormwater.

    We are connected to our urban spaces that are planted with resilient native vegetation to attract more wildlife. Birdsong fills the air.  Our streets, homes and parks are thriving habitat corridors through our suburbs that are richly biodiverse with local native plants and animals.

    All our buildings, streets and neighbourhoods are smart, green, waterwise and produce food. Our streetscapes are people-focused and paths meander under the tree canopy and stay cool in summer. Courtyards provide shared green spaces. Greenroofs and walls are everywhere. Water infiltrates to recharge aquifers. Rain is harvested and stored for later use. Overhead cables are a thing of the past. The long-running container deposit laws were a great success and advances in packaging technology have eliminated ‘waste.’

    In 2060, Western Channel Subcatchment is our inner-city oasis.

     

  • What's been happening?

    over 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Wc vision 7 feb 2014

    So far 25 local residents have shared their ideas for the long-term future of Western Channel Subcatchment.

    We've been talking with businesses and community groups, too.

    It's not too late!

    The draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan will be on public exhibition in June 2014.  In June, you can view it and make your comments at Council's libraries, online or call Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 for a hard copy. 


     

    So far 25 local residents have shared their ideas for the long-term future of Western Channel Subcatchment.

    We've been talking with businesses and community groups, too.

    It's not too late!

    The draft Western Channel Subcatchment Management Plan will be on public exhibition in June 2014.  In June, you can view it and make your comments at Council's libraries, online or call Claire Hanley on 9335 2062 for a hard copy.