Council support, most importantly, and the support of government agencies will make it easier and more cost-effective for government, the private sector and the community to deliver the bold Urban Plunge® vision for Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.
Opening a new swimming spot is complex, and each site is unique. That's why the Urban Plunge program supports partners every step of the way to create safe new swimming and water-based recreation sites, and to make existing ones better.
We can help local councils and other government agencies to establish swim sites by providing:
We can help local councils and other government agencies with:
When: November 28th
Sydney Water’s Urban Plunge Tech Showcase 2023 is all about enhancing waterway health. This free event will be held from 9am to 1pm on the 28th of November, at The Connection event space at Rhodes.
You will have the opportunity to meet pioneering companies showcasing cutting edge technologies that support healthy waterways, both, on the land and in the water. You’ll also get to see some of the tech in action, with demonstrations throughout the day.
When: August 2nd
Join us for our second webinar in our Urban Plunge webinars series, aimed at supporting our partners to bring new swimming sites to life in waterways across the city. Swimming season might be over but there’s never been a better time to start planning for the next one!
Healthy waterways are critical to supporting the liveability of Greater Sydney, adding value to our urban spaces, supporting the cultural and recreational needs of our people and providing essential habitat for the species that call them home.
This webinar will showcase a series of innovative, home-grown Sydney Water projects that aim to enrich the health and amenity of our waterways.
Our inaugural Urban Plunge Tech Summit was a highlight of 2022. The program of speakers and the exhibition brought together people from across Australia and the globe that share our vision of revitalising urban waterways to become swimmable again. The summit promoted best practice, real life projects and showcased new technology to tackle barriers to swimming and water based recreation.
Find out more and watch the presentations here
When: From 26 November
Our Prospect pop up pool was our 2022 summer of swimming highlight, creating a place for local communities to cool off and have some fun over the summer holidays closer to home. This event attracted people to the site, many for the first time. It started a conversation with communities and decision makers about the desire for more swimming and water recreation opportunities closer to home. We also asked people what they liked about the parklands at Prospect Reservoir and what would make it better.
Whilst the pop up swim site has been packed away, the parklands at Prospect Reservoir is open to the public and a great place to explore.
We're doing all we can to support councils, NSW Government agencies and their partners as they consider whether to start a new Urban Plunge project or move into the design and delivery stages with an existing project. We invite you to join us for site visits, webinars and workshops. Contact us to find out more about working with Urban Plunge.