Whites Creek is a small creek in the densely developed inner western suburbs of Sydney.
The headwaters are in the suburbs of Stanmore and Leichhardt and the creek flows in a northerly direction between Annandale and Lilyfield into Rozelle Bay, Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson).
The creek's length is a little over 2 kilometres and the catchment area is 262 hectares. The highest point in the landscape is 44m above sea level in the Southern headwaters.
About 55% of the land is covered by houses and units with a population of 14,000. Total road space is 25% and only 3.5% of land is parkland. The largest park is Whites Creek Valley Park with an area of 6 ha.
All native bushland has disappeared and the complete length of Whites Creek is now a stormwater drain with buried pipes in the upper reaches and an open concrete cannal for the lower 1 kilometre.
Water pollution in the creek originates from all land areas in the catchment. The major source of water pollution is leaks from sewage pipes and runoff from roads.
The late Edward Jeffrey "Ted" Floyd (1946-2017) established the "Creekcare" Website in 2007.
Ted also create a blog at https://whoknowsted.wordpress.com/about/ and published his poetry at https://whoknowsted.wordpress.com/poetry/