While plastic pollution is the most visible, most of the pollution enters through stormwater. Sewage leaks and overflows as well as mining activities also cause pollution. There are also a great variety of organic and inorganic contaminants polluting the river.
A liveable river is one where people, plants and animals thrive. It has clean water, rich biodiversity, safe and beautiful outdoor spaces, and recreational activities that everyone can enjoy. It helps to improve people’s health and wellbeing, brings economic benefits and boosts community spirit.
There are many different stakeholders and landowners in the Georges River Catchment who all have a responsibility to manage their land in a way that ensures there is a minimal impact on the river and its ecosystems.
Best practice environmental management for a liveable urban river.
Georges Riverkeeper acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Georges River, the Kamegal, Bedigal, Cabrogal, Cannemegal, Gweagal and Norongerral people of the Eora, Dharug and Dharawal nations and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.