Keeping up with River Road

Keeping up with River Road

The Nepean River is our region’s greatest natural asset, and Penrith City Council is committed to protecting the river and keeping it healthy so that current and future residents can enjoy and share in its beauty.

Council’s Our River Masterplan was developed in consultation with our local community, identified vegetation management along the river corridor as a key issue; Council’s Vegetation Management Plan put forward a plan to address this issue.

Council acknowledges there is no quick fix or simple answer, but we are committed looking for different ways to help address these issues, including identifying new initiatives.

We launched two River Road focused groups in May 2022 — the Working Group and the Bushcare Group — to help address these issues.

What is the difference?

Working Group

This Group is an opportunity for River Road residents to provide ideas and feedback to Council regarding proposed vegetation management work and to support the local Bushcare Group.

This is a 1-hour biannual meeting held outdoors on the banks of the river.

We also have a quarterly e-newsletter exclusively for River Road residents.

Bushcare Group

This Group meets every fourth Thursday of the month for three hours and undertakes various activities such as weeding, planting, watering, litter collection and general site care.  

Get involved!

We’d like to hear from you! if you’d like to be part of the River Road Working Group or Bushcare Group — or you are a River Road resident and would like to subscribe to the e-news — contact us! Email

Overlooking a part of the riverbank, volunteers have planted trees to increase tree canopy.

The Bushcare group has been busying planting native species to provide bank stabilisation and habitat.

A volunteer smiling as they remove weeds from plants along the riverbank.

Mulching planted areas keeps moisture in and weeds out!

Volunteers working hard as they mulch an area along the riverbank. This area has a handful of grown trees.

Hard working volunteers are transforming River Road.