Building Indigenous Knowledge and Skills to Restore Urban Waterways

Georges Riverkeeper received funding from the Australian Government for the Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team to help restore high priority bushland and establish ecological connectivity across 150 hectares of the catchment.

The ‘Building Indigenous Knowledge and Skills to Restore Urban Waterways’ project was supported by an Australian Government grant of $1.78 million over 3 years from 2014 to 2017.

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Aboriginal Riverkeeper team

Georges Riverkeeper worked closely with Elders and representatives from the Local Aboriginal Land Councils within the Georges River Catchment to develop and implement this project.

The project involved restoration work to improve biodiversity at key sites.   

Some of the restoration works were performed by an Aboriginal Bush Regeneration Team comprised of a supervisor and 4 trainees, who were working towards the attainment of qualifications in Conservation Land Management.