Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sydney Water and council sign MOU

Parramatta City Council and Sydney Water have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on initiatives such as improving the water quality of Parramatta River and planning future water needs.

Through the new partnership agreement, council and Sydney Water will also investigate the potential to open up Sydney Water-owned land for community use.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta, John Chedid, said the MOU would align the goals of both organisations and provide a wide range of community benefits.

“There are many advantages of working with Sydney Water and by improving the water quality of Parramatta River, we plan to encourage boating and other recreational activities,” he said.

“Opening Sydney Water’s land assets for community use could also allow new recreational activities and improve public domain areas.”

Managing director of Sydney Water, Kevin Young, said: “This agreement will provide a better outcome for Parramatta City Council rate payers who are also Sydney Waters’ customers. It is testimony to the success working collaboratively can generate.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the Council to improve the local environment, to effectively prepare for growth in the area and to generally improve the liveability of Parramatta now and into the future,” said Mr Young.