Aboriginal culture of the Georges River

Aboriginal people have occupied the continent for over 40,000 years and it is through the Dreaming that Aboriginal people mark the beginning of time when the Rainbow Serpent moved across the land creating the rivers as it travelled and when Biame, the sky spirit, helped shape a barren and featureless world and gave the Aboriginal people the laws of life by which they live.

Indigenous knowledge about Georges River seasons

D'harawal seasons and climatic cycles on the Georges River.

Georges River oysters

The history of oyster farming in the Georges River. The health of an oyster is closely related to the quality of the water in which it grows.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

What is Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)? In urban areas, where not much natural environment remains, it is possible to restore some of the beneficial features of the natural water cycle, including slowing down and filtering water before it enters natural waterways, using Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Flooding of the Georges River

Georges River is due for another large flood. The last 1 in 20 year flood of the Georges River occurred in 1988 and caused severe damage. The Georges River is considered one of the most severely flood-prone rivers in NSW.