Ku-ring-gai Council was awarded a $20,000 grant under the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program to investigate ways to counteract flooding at the Browns Waterhole Track, South Turramurra.
Brown’s Waterhole Track which crosses the Lane Cove River and Terry's Creek connects to the Great North Walk which links Sydney to Newcastle. The Track also links to other Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Hornsby Council tracks and trails.
Browns Waterhole Track also forms part of the regional cycleway connecting the upper North Shore with the rest of northern Sydney. Cycling along the 1.3 kilometre concrete track allows cyclists to avoid the heavily congested Pennant Hills and Ryde Road, making it a popular choice to access Macquarie Park or Macquarie University. However the track is prone to flooding even after light rainfall due to the low lying weir crossing Lane Cove River, making it impassable in heavy or moderate rainfall.
The study examined ways to prevent flooding of the popular walking and cycling track, and outlines solutions to improve access with a pedestrian bridge favoured as the best outcome.
Brown's Waterhole Track location
Flooding after rainfall
If you have any questions that are not answered by this web page, please contact:
Guy Thomas, Strategic Recreation Planner
P: (02) 9424 0725