Georges Riverkeeper highlights and achievements FY 2022/23

An overview of our performance and accomplishments during the past financial year.

$10,000 Sydney Water grant project focuses on community and wetlands

Sydney Water grant helps fund new project for Riverwood Wetlands.

Litter Prevention Strategy development

Georges Riverkeeper has been successful in obtaining a $60,000 Litter Prevention Grant to develop the Georges River Catchment Litter Prevention Strategy.

Improving the Health of the Georges River: Zero Litter in Georges River

Georges Riverkeeper is the recipient of a $700,000 Environment Restoration Fund program grant from the Australian Government to help reduce litter flowing to the Georges River waterways via stormwater.

Collaborations with students and researchers

An important ingredient in helping Georges Riverkeeper to achieve our aim of "best practice management for a liveable urban river" is collaboration with researchers.

Prospect Creek Balloon Vine Blitz and Habitat Enhancement Project

Removing invasive vines and planting natives along Prospect Creek to improve fish habitat.

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.