Bid to keep river clean

COMMUNITY members and industry groups are invited to have their say on a new draft policy designed to reduce harm from urban development to the Nepean River and other natural assets.

Penrith mayor Mark Davies said the draft Water Sensitive Urban Design Policy, on display until October 11, streamlines stormwater management with practical measures.

"Preserving our natural assets will enable our river and local waterways to be enjoyed by everyone," Cr Davies said.

"The policy has been prepared to ensure minimal pollution and erosion through loss of vegetation."

The policy covers residential developments and new commercial, retail, mixed use and industrial development greater than 2500 square metres, including roads, driveways, vehicle parking areas, manoeuvring areas, loading and storage areas.

Have your say:

The draft policy can be viewed at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or on a hard copy by visiting Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith, or the St Marys Business Office, 207-209 Queen Street, St Marys, during business hours.

Submit your comments by email council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au; mail Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751 or in person at one of the exhibition venues.

■ Details: 4732 7933.

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