The River Canoe Club, Cooks River Mudcrabs and Cooks River Alliance have spearheaded a new and bold effort to reduce the amount of litter in the Cooks River by 2025. The Strategy is funded by a grant from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and was unanimously adopted by Inner West Council at its October meeting. I acknowledge and thank Clr Mark Drury, Labor Councillor for Ashfield-Djarrawunan Ward, for tabling the motion and efforts more broadly to clean up our local waterways. As more people move into our communities, there is even greater pressure on the Cooks River, however, a growing understanding also of its importance to our local environment. The Strategy is the first time there has been a coordinated effort to stop litter entering the River and will support the extraordinary and long-standing efforts of local volunteers and organisations to clean up the Cooks River. I especially acknowledge the River Canoe Club, Cooks River Valley Association, Cooks River Alliance and Mudcrabs, and warmly congratulate and thank all those involved in the development of the Cooks River Litter Prevention Strategy.