WALK SCHEDULE – updated 24 February.

You can see our route mapped out here on google maps.

Remember to register for the walk here.

WEDNESDAY 25 February
9am walkers will begin walking from the Greystanes syphon at 160 Macquarie Street, will walk until Parramatta (12 km), where there will be speeches at 12.30pm -1.30pm outside Sydney Water, in support of Sydney Water employees and the Australian Services Union that represents them, taking a stand for water to be publicly owned, and governed for the common good.

THURSDAY 26 February
1pm walkers will begin walking from Sydney Water at Parramatta, and walk until Auburn Botanical Gardens (8km) where there will be an interfaith/ multicultural event in the Japanese garden at 4pm on the theme “Why protect water?” followed by refreshments at 5pm at the Peacock Gallery.

FRIDAY 27 February [note earlier starting time]
9am walkers will begin walking at Auburn Botanical Gardens, walking North East to Gladesville where we will meet at Ryde Park at 1pm followed by a meeting with Anthony Roberts (Mining Minister) at 2pm, then continue across Gladesville Bridge to Bridgewater Park beside Iron Cove Bridge at Rozelle (18 km)

SATURDAY 28 February
9.30am there will be some speeches, then at 10am walkers will begin walking at Bridgewater Park, Rozelle, and continue until Hyde Park, Sydney by 12pm and finish outside State Parliament, where there will be some symbolic actions and some speeches (8 km)

EVENTS ALREADY PAST

SATURDAY 21 February
Arrive at 10.00am for event at 10.30 am: community rally and filling up the water container at Cataract Dam, off Appin- Bulli Road, around 85 km South of Sydney. Speeches from Julie Sheppard, Alan Jones,  Jess Moore, with representation from Dharawal nation. MCed by Dan Robins.

Shortly after 11am, a limited number of cyclists will commence riding to Camden [2 spots still left, experienced cyclists only]. 2pm: BBQ at King Bush Reserve, Camden

SUNDAY 22 February
10am: walkers will begin walking from Kings Bush Reserve, Camden. (15km to Campbelltown)
2pm : BBQ and rally at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown

MONDAY 23 February [note earlier starting time]
9am: walkers will begin walking from Koshigaya Park, will visit MPs in Campbelltown and walk for 30 km to Liverpool, will visit MPs, will finish at Light Horse Park

TUESDAY 24 February
10am walkers will begin walking at Light Horse Park, will continue until Taylor Street, Greystanes -Aqueduct and Syphon (20 km) [Syphon info link 1, link 2]

Visiting the Avon and Nepean Dams

On 21st December, five of the Walk for Water Organising Group visited the Nepean and the Avon Dams (the Avon being affected by coal mining), as well as the gasfields near Camden and the Mt Annan Botanic Garden. Here are some pictures from that journey [note that we will now be starting from Cataract Dam].

Our friends in Rivers SoS and Protect Sydney’s Water Alliance reminded us that the Avon dam is seriously damaged by coal mining,  with the cracks to wetlands feeding the dam kind of like drilling holes in a bucket.

Have a look at our meeting place underneath the Mars Hill Cafe. It’s pretty atmospheric! We will meet there again this Sunday, 11 Jan, 2pm. All welcome!

Our meeting room for Dec 30 and Jan 11 under Mars Hill cafe.
Our meeting room for Dec 30 and Jan 11 under Mars Hill cafe.