Point and click to celebrate Hawkesbury River

Collage of images promoting Our Hawkesbury River Photography Competition

The Hawkesbury River is one of Australia’s most important rivers. Its catchment spans 21,4000 sqm of land across 24 local government areas before flowing out to the Pacific Ocean. It provides water to much of Sydney as well as supporting thousands of farms that help feed NSW and beyond.

To celebrate this wonderful river, the NSW Government and six local Councils are holding the Our Hawkesbury River photography competition.

The Our Hawkesbury River photography competition is a collaborative project with Hornsby, Hawkesbury, Central Coast, Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches and Hills Shire councils.

Hawkesbury City Mayor Patrick Conolly said the 450km Hawkesbury River, which winds its way from Goulburn to the Pacific Ocean via Wollondilly, Penrith and Windsor, is the lifeblood of Sydney.

“I cannot overstate the importance of the Hawkesbury River to our City and Greater Sydney, and how important it is for all levels of government to work in partnership to protect it,” Mayor Conolly said.

“It is a critical supply of water for residents and farms and is a central focus of tourism and recreation in the Hawkesbury. It also holds a special place in the hearts and culture of our First Nations People.

“I encourage everyone to celebrate our beautiful river with us by entering the Our Hawkesbury River photography competition.

Competition prizes include one of three NSW National Parks and Wildlife annual All Parks Passes, and closes on Sunday 17 October.

Enter the online competition by snapping your favourite picnic place, wildlife, landscape or activity at https://hawkesburynepeancmp.org/engagement.

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