Dan Cunningham from Sydney Water describes the reconstruction of ‘one of the most polluted waterways in Australia’, Cooks River, west of Sydney airport. An alternative to reconcreting was proposed to a highly engaged community that involved renewal of trapezoid concrete channels to regraded and naturalised vegetated banks. A great example of a paradigm shift in Sydney Water ‘who for 126 years have done big concrete things and this is the first time they’ve done a big unconcrete thing’.
|Purpose of the project||01:20|
|Range of issues||02:12|
|Creek naturalisation process||02:38-03:45|
|Methods and results||05:15|
- Cooks River naturalisation, Sydney, NSW
- Landscape-scale terrestrial revegetation around the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth, South Australia
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