NSW Government Grant | Putney Park Beach Activation

Published on 14 December 2022

The goal to make the Parramatta River swimmable again is one step closer after the City of Ryde received a grant from the NSW Government to build a new in-river swimming site at Putney Park.

The City of Ryde, in partnership with the Parramatta River Catchment Group - an alliance of State and local government agencies and community groups - has a stated objective to make the Putney Park site - among others along the river - swimmable by 2025.

The NSW Government will help achieve this through $698,475 in funding made available as part of the 2021/22 funding allocation via the Open Spaces Program Grant under the Places to Swim stream.

Places to Swim supports councils to create places for the community to enjoy Sydney’s rivers, lakes and harbour through improved access to water for swimming and other recreational activities. The NSW Government funding will enable Council to provide swimming infrastructure, install safety mechanisms and provide a brand-new water playspace at the site for all residents and visitors to the City to enjoy. It also seeks to improve access to the community as we grow into the future and provide opportunities for cooling down close to home. 

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