"Not in My Backyard" attitude degraded Georges River

Post-colonisation timeline of land use changes highlights short-sighted parochial denigration and degradation of southern Sydney landscapes and waterways.

The State of the Georges River 2020

The State of the Georges River 2020 gives an overview of the ecological condition of the Georges River and actions that are being taken to improve the ‘state’ or ‘health’ of the river.

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.

Preventing pollution in the Georges River

Water pollution causes major damage to the Georges River. It harms native biodiversity as well as limits our enjoyment of river activities such as fishing and swimming. What is being done about reducing pollution in the Georges River?

Georges River pollution

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.

Recreational fishing in the Georges River

Fishing is very popular on the Georges River. Find out more about what fish you can catch in the river, where to fish, and new advice on how much of each fish type you can eat.

Safe swimming in the Georges River

What are the health risks and best places to swim in the Georges River? Find out answers to these questions and information on swimming in the Georges River.

Coastal Management Program

As part of our ‘Catchment to Coast’ Coastal Management Program we are developing a plan to help us proactively manage the risk of coastal hazards, both now and into the future (to 2100). The Coastal Management Program enables us to be better prepared to reduce the impacts of coastal hazards on our communities, environment, cultural values, infrastructure, liveability and services.

Rehabilitation of the Oyster Creek Gully habitat corridor

Georges Riverkeeper has successfully secured a NSW Environment Trust grant to improve ecosystem and environmental assets within Oyster Creek Gully habitat corridor, located in Jannali and Kirrawee.

Simmos Beach Restoration Grant

Grant program to improve Critically Endangered Shale Sandstone Transition Forest in Simmos Beach Reserve and its urban headwaters in Macquarie Fields

Targeted improvement of the Georges River estuarine food web

Recent research has identified the saltmarsh species Sporobolus virginicus as a primary food source of commercial and recreational fish species. The targeted improvement of the Georges River estuarine food web project aims to expand populations of S.virginicus into the man modified foreshores of the Georges River estuary in southern Sydney.