Council Owned Land
Wollondilly Shire Council looks after watercourses including creeks, overflow paths and drainage pipes on Council owned land. We have a maintenance program in place to make sure suitable repairs are made.
Many watercourses across the Wollondilly Shire are on private property. Maintenance of these watercourses is the responsibility of the land owner.
If a watercourse is part of a legally created easement, it will usually be up to whoever has the benefit of the easement to maintain that part of the watercourse.
Where can I get further information?
If you need advice on the maintenance of watercourses, please contact Council’s Community Nursery for further information -email@example.com or call us on 4677 1100.
If you need advice on approvals for works on watercourses, please contact Council’s Duty Planner for further information - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 4677 1100.
If you need advice on flooding associated with watercourses, please contact Council for further information email email@example.com or call us on 4677 1100.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Council carry out work on watercourses on private property?
No. Council is unable to perform any work on watercourses that are on private property or easements that have no value to Council.
Do I need approval to carry out work on watercourses?
Yes. You will generally need approval from Council and possibly other government agencies for work that involves removing trees, excavation, scour protection, bank stabilisation, or where there are threatened plant or animal species present.
What can I do to improve the watercourse on my property?
Council can provide further guidance and support for residents who want to improve the creek bank vegetation, remove weeds and prevent erosion - all of which will lead to more attractive and healthier waterways and improve biodiversity.
Council can assist by providing advice on creek bank management and can provide native tube stock species tailored to your property’s needs.