In 2009–10, Sydney Water gave over $1 million to over 50 community groups and organisations through sponsorship and in-kind support. The aim is to educate the community on water efficiency measures and to support local communities that may be impacted by Sydney Water’s major capital works projects.
During the year, Sydney Water sponsored events including the Festival of Kurnell, the Illawarra Surf Club Premiership, the Clean Beach Championship and Sydney Water Month at Taronga Zoo.
Funds granted to non-government organisations 2009–10*
* All sponsorship commitments are tied to commercial in-confidence contracts.
Sydney Water is also working with the Powerhouse Museum to develop an interactive water display as part of the established Ecologic exhibition. The display will focus on the value of water, challenges in water supply, new technology and solutions to water shortages. The exhibit will be opened in late October 2010 and will be complemented by a range of education programs.