Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority has merged with Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority

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

Major Projects
Botany Bay WQIP
Sydney Harbour Catchment Water Quality Improvement Plan
Cooks River Urban Water Initiative
Kurnell Corridors

*Find a Bushcare Group*

Bushcare or Landcare is a community-based activity involving volunteers who work together to rehabilitate and preserve bushland, on either public or private land. There are hundreds of Bushcare groups across Sydney, who all contribute to improving their local environment.

To find a Bushcare group in Sydney:
1. Pick your local council area from the drop-down box.
(NOTE: if you use the "All Councils" map, it will some time to download).
2. To zoom in and out, use the + and - boxes on the left of the map.
3. To pan around the map, use the hand symbol to move up, down, left and right
4. To find out more details about a group, click on the red symbol

Bushcare Groups: Choose a Local Council:   

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If you can't locate a group near you or don't know your local council area:
1. Firstly, search the 'All Councils' map, zooming to your area of interest
(NOTE: This map may take a few moments to load).
2. If you need help locating a group, contact Helen Kemp (Community Support Officer) on or (02) 9895 6207.

Add a new group or submit changes for an existing group

Please note that this map is under development and may not provide a comprehensive list of bushcare groups across Sydney.