The River

Through the heart of Inner-Sydney runs a river pushed to the environmental brink. The Cooks River has bared the burden of urban development in Sydney from the time colonisers settled in Australia. But the river, once dubbed Australia’s most polluted, is on the mend. In this episode, we meet the people who want to bring the Cooks River back to life.


Jennifer Newman, Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney
Ian Tyrell, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales
Sue Burton, Executive Officer of the Cooks River Alliance
Dr Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Natural Science at the University of Western Sydney
Anne Leahy, President of the Cooks River Valley Association
Peter Monroe, Co-Founder of the Mudcrabs
Ranjit, Mudcrabs Coordinator

Producer/Presenter: Victor Petrovic

Monday 16th of December, 2019

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