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Sydney water bank naturalisation: case study


Naturalising the deteriorated sections of the concrete river banks along the Cooks River.

The $4.9 million naturalisation of 1.1km of riverbank along the Cooks River in Sydney involved demolishing and replacing steep, deteriorated concrete panels from the 1930s and 1940s with more gently sloped river banks, stabilised with sandstone and more than 80,000 local native plants. The works have created attractive activated spaces for the public and extra habitat for birds and aquatic life. This project included master planning, design and construction of an environmentally friendly riverbank to replace the deteriorated concrete channel at three sites along the Cooks River.

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