Creeks, rivers and wetlands

The Liverpool LGA contains a number of creeks and rivers.  There are two rivers including the Hawkesbury Nepean River and Georges River, and a number of smaller waterways including creeks, lakes and wetlands flow into these large rivers. 

Wetlands are important because they can help improve water quality.  Every time it rains, stormwater collected from roof gutters, paved areas and streets flow through pipes which discharge into our local waterways.  This water is untreated and can be polluted.  The wetlands help filter the pollution out of the water before it flows on.

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Anzac Creek

Anzac Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the subcatchment Liverpool District catchment.  It is 4km long and starts in the Department of Defence Lands in Moorebank.  It flows north past the suburb of Wattle Grove and underneath the M5 and Heathcote Road intersection.  After the intersection the creek flows through Ernie Smith Recreation Reserve with the Moorebank Industrial Area to the west and the suburb of Moorebank to the east.  The creek then flows underneath Newbridge Road, through McMillan Park and into Lake Moore at Chipping Norton.


Badgerys Creek

Badgerys Creek is within the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment and the South Creek subcatchment.  7km of Badgerys Creek is within the Liverpool LGA.

Badgerys Creek flows north, starting in the suburb of Greendale and then passing through the suburb of Badgerys Creek and into the Fairfield LGA.


Brickmakers Creek

Brickmakers Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment. Brickmakers Creek is 5.3km long and starts in Lurnea.  It flows north through Amalfi Memorial Park, underneath Reilly Street and then through Paciullo Park, Liverpool.  The creek then flows underneath Hoxton Park Road and past the Council Chambers and Administration Building, this section of the creek is a concrete lined channel. The creek continues as a concrete lined channel underneath Memorial Avenue and through Collimore Park, Liverpool.  After Collimore Park the creek flows under Elizabeth Drive and is piped to Homepride Avenue, Warwick Farm.  After Warwick Farm the creek is not concrete lined or piped and passes through Hargrave Park, underneath Lawrence Hargrave Road and past Durrant Oval and Freeman Oval where it flows into Cabramatta Creek.


Cabramatta Creek

Cabramatta Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  Hinchinbrook Creek, Maxwells Creek and Brickmakers Creek all flow into Cabramatta Creek.

Cabramatta Creek is 21km long and starts in Denham Court to the south and flows north until it meets with Hinchinbrook Creek at Hoxton Park Road, Hoxton Park.  From this point Cabramatta Creek flows in a north easterly direction meeting with Maxwells Creek at Elouera Nature Reserve, Cartwright. After Elouera Nature Reserve the creek flows under the Hume Highway through Cabramatta Creek Wetlands, meets with Brickmakers Creek and then flows east into Chipping Norton Lakes at Warwick Farm.


Cabramatta Creek Wetlands

Cabramatta Creek Wetlands are within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  The wetland is one kilometre in length and 300 metres wide.


Cecil Hills Lakes

Cecil Hills Lakes are within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  They are located within the suburb of Cecil Hills and surrounded by residential development.  They are artificially constructed lakes.


Chipping Norton Lakes

ChippingNortonLakesChipping Norton Lakes are within the Georges River catchment and Liverpool District subcatchment.  Chipping Norton Lakes is shared by three Council boundaries, Liverpool Council, Fairfield Council and Bankstown Council.  The Liverpool foreshore is located in the suburb of Chipping Norton.

The suburb of Chipping Norton was settled by Europeans between 1798 and 1800 and was, until the mid 1950s a predominantly rural area with orchards, vineyards, market gardens and poultry farms catering for the Sydney market.

Sand extraction began as a small operation in 1948 and by the 1970s had extended into more extensive extraction operations.  In March 1979 the Department of Public Works began construction of the Lake Scheme.  The Department carried out the majority of the rehabilitative works, which as it was completed was handed over to the state government.

Liverpool Council now manages all the reserves along the Lake within the Liverpool LGA, except for Heron Park.

The Lakes are a key recreational facility within the Liverpool LGA.  Key parks include Angle Park and South Park.  They are also environmentally significant with stands of significant bushland on its foreshores.  A number of threatened plants and animals exist within the bushland.

The Lakes are impacted by a number of issues including flooding, water pollution and erosion (i.e. loss of the banks of the lakes and beaches).  The catchment is highly urbanised, which places great pressure on the lakes environmental health.

The results of water quality monitoring in the Chipping Norton Lakes indicate that people should not swim in the water or eat fish caught there.

Activities such as paddling, boating and fishing, where there is some contact with the water but the probability of swallowing water is unlikely are fine. 


Deadmans Creek

Deadmans Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Mid Georges River subcatchment.

Deadmans Creek enters the Liverpool LGA from the south and the Sutherland LGA and flows north through the Department of Defence Lands in Holsworthy. The creek flows into the Georges River just south of Pleasure Point. 8km of the creek flows through the Liverpool LGA.


Georges River

Georges-RiverThe Georges River is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchments and Mid Georges River catchment.  37km of the Georges River either flows through, or forms the boundary of the Liverpool LGA.

The Georges River forms an upside down "U" shape in the eastern third of the Liverpool LGA.  It enters the Liverpool LGA from the south on the western side of the Defence Lands at Holsworthy and flows north meeting with Glenfield Creek at Casula.  After Casula the River continues to flow north past the Liverpool City Centre, under Newbridge Road, past Lighthorse Park and over the Liverpool Weir.  After the Liverpool Weir the Georges River becomes slightly salty (estuarine) and is more subject to tidal influences.

The River then enters Lake Moore at Moorebank and flows into Chipping Norton Lakes.  After passing through Chipping Norton Lakes the River flows south and forms the eastern border of the Liverpool LGA.  The river flows past Riverside Park and the Riverside Park Wetlands, under the M5, past the suburbs of Hammondville to where it meets Williams and Harris Creek.  After meeting these two creeks the river flows past the suburb of Voyager Point, the Voyager Point Wetlands and the suburb of Pleasure Point where it meets Deadmans Creek.  The river then continues to flow south down the eastern side of the Department of Defence Lands at Holsworthy and out of the Liverpool LGA.


Glenfield Creek

Glenfield Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  It is 1.3km long and starts in Leacock Regional Park in Casula and flows north through the park, underneath the railway line and flows into the Georges River near Casula Railway Station.


Harris Creek

Harris Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Mid Georges River subcatchment.

Harris Creek enters the Liverpool LGA from Campbelltown LGA to the south, 12.5km of the creek flows through the Liverpool LGA.  It flows through the Department of Defence Lands at Holsworthy and underneath the East Hills Railway Line.  After the railway line it continues to flow north underneath Heathcote Road and through Hammondville where it meets with Williams Creek and flows into the Georges River.


Hawkesbury Nepean River

The Hawkesbury Nepean River is within the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment and the Upper Nepean River subcatchment.

The Hawkesbury Nepean River forms the western boundary of the Liverpool LGA.  It forms a 12km stretch of the Liverpool boundary.  The river enters from the south past the suburb of Greendale and flows north past the suburb of Wallacia and out of the Liverpool LGA.


Hinchinbrook Creek

Hinchinbrook Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.

Hinchinbrook Creek is 5.5km long and is different to all other creeks in Liverpool, as it flows south.  It starts up near Cecil Hills Lakes in Cecil Hills and flows south through the suburbs of Cecil Park, Green Valley, Hinchinbrook and Hoxton Park.  At Hoxton Park, Hinchinbrook Creek flows into Cabramatta Creek near Hoxton Park Road.


Kemps Creek

Kemps Creek is within the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment and the South Creek subcatchment.  The part that flows through the Liverpool LGA is 8km long.

Kemps Creek enters the Liverpool LGA from the south and flows north through the suburbs of Rossmore, Bringelly and Kemps Creek and into the Fairfield LGA to the north.


Lake Moore

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Lake Moore is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  Lake Moore is located in the suburb of Moorebank.  It receives water from Anzac Creek and is bordered by the suburbs of Chipping Norton and Moorebank and the Georges River into which it flows.  McMillan and Haigh Parks surround it.


Maxwells Creek

Maxwells Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.

Maxwells Creek is 3km long and starts in Prestons.  It flows north through the Prestons Industrial Estate, under Hoxton Park Road.  After it flows under Hoxton Park Road, Maxwells Creek flows through Elouera Nature Reserve at Cartwright and into Cabramatta Creek.


Riverside Park Wetlands

Riverside Park Wetlands are within the Georges River catchment and the Mid Georges River subcatchment.  They are artificially constructed wetlands that help filter stormwater runoff from the adjacent industrial area.


South Creek

South Creek is within the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment and the South Creek subcatchment.  The part that flows through the Liverpool LGA is 11km long.

South Creek enters the Liverpool LGA from the south and flows north through the suburb of Bringelly, past Rossmore Grange Reserve, through the suburb of Kemps Creek, through Overett Reserve and into the Fairfield LGA to the north.


Voyager Point Wetlands

Voyager Point Wetlands are within the Georges River catchment and the Mid Georges River subcatchment.

These 30 hectares of freshwater wetland are listed on the Register of the National Estate and on the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia. 

The wetland is considered nationally important, as it is a good example of a freshwater wetland and supports native plants and animals considered endangered or vulnerable.  It supports endangered communities of plants such as Nodding Geebung (Persoonia nutons) and provides habitat for migratory birds such as the Great Egret and White-bellied Sea Eagle.

Major impacts on the wetland include flooding of the Georges River that introduces weed species into the wetland, clearing of bushland for development, polluted stormwater, weeds and illegal dumping.


Wattle Grove Lake

Wattle-Grove-Lake

Wattle Grove Lake is within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.  Wattle Grove Lake is located in the suburb of Wattle Grove and surrounded by residential development.  It is an artificially constructed lake.


Williams Creek

Williams Creek is within the Georges River catchment and the Mid Georges River subcatchment.  Williams Creek enters the Liverpool LGA from Campbelltown LGA to the south, 12.5km of the creek flows through the LGA. It flows through the Department of Defence Lands at Holsworthy and underneath the East Hills Railway Line and Heathcote Road. After the railway line it continues to flow north past the suburb of Voyager Point and through Hammondville where it meets with Harris Creek and flows into the Georges River.