Catchments and Waterways

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No matter where you live in Newcastle you live in a catchment. A catchment is an area of land that drains eventually to a single point. The rainwater that runs off our roofs, roads and footpaths flows into our local waterways and out onto our beaches and will eventually end up at the bottom of the catchment, along with whatever stormwater pollution it picks up on the way.

Within the Newcastle Local Government Area there are many smaller sub-catchments that form part of the larger Hunter River Catchment, one of the largest coastal catchments in New South Wales.

Which catchment do you live in?
Newcastle waterways