Waterways civil works being undertaken along Toongabbie Creek, within Crestwood Reserve, are now complete.
Works included a range of rock scour protection, retaining walls, a refurbished weir and a bio-retention filtration system.
These improvements aim to reduce areas of erosion occurring along the creek line and to improve the overall water quality moving through the reserve.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne commended Council for protecting and improving Toongabbie Creek.
“Our waterways are home to many native species of flora and fauna and are essential for maintaining the health of our local ecosystems,” Mayor Byrne said.
“As the development of Western Sydney grows, the quality of our creeks and rivers will be of utmost importance and we owe it to ourselves and future generations to look after these systems.
“Crestwood Reserve, as well as other waterways which connect to Toongabbie Creek and Parramatta River, which ultimately flows into Sydney Harbour, will benefit greatly from these works.
“The next stage of this project will also allow for further passive recreation opportunities and better pedestrians links for residents to enjoy,” Mayor Byrne added.
The final stage of the Toongabbie Creek Revitalisation project will include the construction of two pedestrian bridges.