The NSW Government recently announced that the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority has been merged with the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority as part of the changes to the regional service delivery model. From January, 2014 Local Land Services, a new regionally-based organisation will replace the Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock, Health & Pest Authorities and incorporate agricultural services currently provided by Agriculture NSW.
The Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority's area of operation now includes all the areas previously covered by the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. This website will now become an archived website. For more information about Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority, and to find out about upcoming events visit www.hn.cma.nsw.gov.au
The SMCMA has produced a suite of high quality “Bushcare Boosters” training resources for environmental volunteers involved in “Bushcare” activities. Successfully trialled and already being delivered in Sydney councils, these training modules are complemented by a complete revision of the Volunteer Co-ordinators Manual, the well regarded professional handbook for Bushcare volunteer program managers. This project was assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.More...
Improving the on-going health of Sydney Harbour and its catchment is the focus of a Water Quality Improvement Plan being developed by the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority.
The GIS database is a tool and resource for SMCMA staff and NRM stakeholders to update and access information.The SMCMA GIS project aims to strategically plan investment and on-ground works.
Catchment Action Plans are developed in partnership with local communities and present a vision for healthy natural landscapes across NSW to help support regional prosperity.
Final Edition of Mambara!
The Cooks River Urban Water Initiative aims to improve the Cooks River by partnering with the local community and land managers in stormwater and wetland improvement projects across the catchment.
Botany Bay and it’s catchment has been identified as an environmental ‘hot spot’ under the Australian Government Caring for our Country Initiative.
The SMCMA’s Water Sensitive Urban Design program acts as a repository for research that defines “best practice” for WSUD policy and on-ground works.
The project aims to connect Towra Point Wetlands with Botany Bay National Park via native vegetation corridors. These proposed native vegetation corridors are described in the Corridors Delineation Report (former) NSW Department of Climate Change, 2009.