Jamison Creek Catchment Group

This group meets quarterly to discuss the projects happening in the Jamison Creek catchment.

Year started: 2015

Jamison Creek  is a unique catchment in that it exists on both sides of the Great Western Highway located at Wentworth Falls and flows into the Jamison Valley, finally making its way to Lake Burragorang — drinking water supply to Sydney residents. It is therefore a very important catchment.

Like most catchments, it is under stress from urban development introducing weeds, pollution, sedimentation and high water flow.

The Bushcare groups within this catchment (Wentworth Falls Lake Bushcare, Central Park Bushcare,  Charles Darwin Bushcare and Jamieson Street Landcare) come together for regular Catchment days to learn about threatened species in the Catchment, particularly Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii and Pultenaea glabra, as well as stormwater and bio filtration sedimentation measures to improve water quality flowing into the world heritage area downstream.

Award Winning – Jamison Creek Catchment Biofilters

Blue Mountains City Council was awarded Overall Winner in the Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On-Ground Works category at the Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards in 2019.  Council was recognised for the Jamison Catchment Streets to Creeks project. The project worked to protect Wentworth Falls Lake and Jamison Creek from stormwater pollution and other threats posed by urban runoff. It also improved the health of swamps and waterways in Wentworth Falls as well as downstream in the World Heritage Area, and drinking water supplies.

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Lachlan Garland, former coordinator of the Jamison Creek Catchment Community Group, said:

The Catchment Group congratulates all those involved in the extensive work that resulted in this award. Such an award highlights the Catchment and what is so special about it. The Catchment Group and associated Bushcare Groups look forward to working to improve the Catchment even further, so it becomes an example of what can be done with hard work and persistence.

Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

For information, please call Council’s Bushcare Section on 4780 5623, or use the form on the Join page