Climate change and its impact on the Georges River catchment

The outlook for the Australian environment is not good and we can already see the heavy impacts of climate change on the Georges River catchment.

Spotlight on the Sydney Hawke Dragonfly

Sydney Hawk dragonflies are a namesake of Sydney. Still, unfortunately, it is a species endangered in New South Wales and listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

Spotlight on Sporobolus virginicus

Sporobolus is a spindly little grass with a pale green and yellow appearance. Sporobolus are part of the saltmarsh ecological community and are of great importance.

Summary of River Health Grades for 2021-2022 and each Council area

A summary of the findings from the Georges River Report Card 2021-2022 examining the water quality grades in local government areas across the catchment.

Spotlight on the upper Georges River

While the northern and western parts of the Georges River catchment are dominated by the expanses of Sydney’s urban sprawl, natural green areas and national parks make up much of the upper catchment in the south.

Play Biodiversity Bingo!

Celebrate biodiversity in the Georges River catchment!

What shaped the Georges River?

The river and landscape of the Georges River catchment has been shaped by the forces of geology, biology and water acting over many, many years.

Summary of River Health Grades for the Georges River 2019/20

River Health grades provide an easy to understand indication of the relative environmental health of waterways across the Georges River catchment.

What is water quality?

Water quality describes and measures the suitability of a particular body of water for a specific use, but it can also indicate the relative health of a waterway too.

Georges River mangroves

Mangroves thrive in environments that are often intolerable to other plants. They grow between the land and the sea, often in saltwater and intertidal locations where they are regularly flooded.

Towra Point Aquatic Reserve

Towra Point Aquatic Reserve is a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Seabirds and Shorebirds

Seabirds are the most conspicuous life form inhabiting estuaries. Seabirds are defined as any species of bird which spends a substantial part of it's life foraging and breeding in the marine environment.

Meet the waterbugs

Monitoring waterbugs is extremely useful for assessing the condition of our local creeks. Take a look at some of the creatures you can find.

Bell Miner birds responsible for 'dieback' in Eucalyptus trees

The lovely sound bellbirds or Bell Miners make in bushland may be a sign of something more sinister going on... such as Eucalyptus trees dying.