I joined the River Canoe Club this past weekend to celebrate four extraordinary milestones: the launch of the Cooks River Litter Strategy, to award the Club $15,500 as part of the 2021 Community Building Partnership grants; to celebrate the extraordinary public artwork on the Clubhouse by artists Zachery Bennett-Brook and Kim Siew; and to launch the Cooks River Paddle Trail. The Cooks River Paddle Trail is a 25km network of rivers, canals and bays connecting the Cooks River, Wolli Creek Valley and Botany Bay. The trail, an initiative of the River Canoe Club, encourages locals to explore our local waterways, either canoeing the river itself or walking or riding along its banks, discovering local landmarks and opening up a whole new way to experience the Inner West. The trail is yet another way the River Canoe Club is helping to increase access to our beautiful Cooks River. I congratulate President Simon Wilkes and all members of the River Canoe Club of NSW involved in developing this important resource for local residents.