Whites Creek (Annandale)
Whites Creek near the corner of Brennan Street and Railway Parade, Annandale
|State||New South Wales|
|Local government area||Inner West Council|
|Source||Hamond Hill Farm|
|River system||Port Jackson|
|Designation||New South Wales State Heritage Register|
Whites Creek, formerly known as White's Creek, was once a natural waterway that was concreted to improve sanitation. The creek is now a heritage–listed artificial waterway located in the inner–west region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Course and features
Sanitation was poor in the first 100 years of the new colony, and the waterways were contaminated. The waterway was concreted and became a Whites Creek Channel between 1898 and 1935, to cope with the runoff from the increasing amount of impermeal surfaces that. The Whites Creek storm drain as it is now, is located in flows in a northerly direction into Rozelle Bay, part of the Sydney Harbour.
Wetlands were constructed adjacent to the Whites Creek Channel in 2002, to filter out excess nutrients and improve the quality of water flowing into the harbour.
Whites Creek is named in honour of John White, the surgeon to the First Fleet. White received a land grant, which he named Hamond Hill Farm, to the south of Parramatta Road, where Whites Creek has its source.
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- Goodall, R. W. (surveyor); Bemi, P. L. (surveyor). Map of the Estate named Annandale situate in the Parish of Petersham and District of Sydney the property of Robert Johnston Esq. R.N. (Album view) (Map). State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 July 2017.