Transforming Powells Creek

Our friends at Sydney Water have put together a guest blog post to tell you about some work that will be taking place at Powells Creek. Read up on what is happening and how it will benefit Sydney Olympic Park!

Have you ever heard of Powells Creek? It runs all the way from Strathfield, past Sydney Olympic Park to the Parramatta River. All the sections upstream of Sydney Olympic Park were made up of concrete channels, until now!


Powells Creek before the work starts. Image courtesy of Sydney Water

Sydney Water will be ripping out the concrete channels and replacing them with sandstone boulders and native vegetation. We will be doing this between Conway Avenue and Pomeroy Street in North Strathfield.

Our work will transform the area, making it a better place for the community to enjoy. We will be planting over 27,000 new native plants and building new shared paths, seating and board walks.

After - Cooks River

A section of Cooks River recently naturalised by Sydney Water. Image courtesy of Sydney Water.

To celebrate the start of this work, we will be holding a community information day

Where: Powells Creek Reserve, near Conway Avenue, North Strathfield

When: Saturday 8 April 2017 from 11am to 1pm

Event Program
11:15am – Back to basics: reconnecting with our waterways (Dan Cunningham – Sydney Water)

11:40am – Our feathered friends (Phil Straw – Birdlife Australia)

12:15pm – Happy habitat: a touch and feel show for kids (Diver Dave – children’s educator)

12:40pm – A story through time: young and old (Yvonne Kaiser-Glass – Sydney Water)

To find out more, visit sydneywatertalk


Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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