Cup and Saucer Creek
|Cup and Saucer Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||Sydney Basin, Canterbury-Bankstown|
|- location||near Wiley Park railway station|
|Mouth||confluence with the Cooks River|
|Length||4 km (2 mi)|
Course and features
Cup and Saucer Creek rises in Canterbury local government area, near Wiley Park railway station and flows in an east north-easterly direction through the suburbs of Roselands, Kingsgrove, and Clemton Park, where it makes its confluence with the Cooks River, within the suburb of Earlwood. The upper reaches of the creek are a piped drainage system, which becomes part drain and part creek in the lower reaches. The Cup and Saucer Creek Catchment Management Study by the Water Board in 1992 showed extensive toxic organics in the form of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorines.
The creek is so named because of sandstone formations in the former bed of the creek.
- "Cup and Saucer Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- "Existing Catchment Conditions: Cup and Saucer Creek" (PDF). Cooks River Stormwater Management Plan. Canterbury City Council. 1999. p. 46. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- "Cup and Saucer Creek Culvert". Office of Environment & Heritage. Roads and Maritime Services. 29 October 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2013.