The health and wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance and Georges Riverkeeper is closely monitoring the advice and adhering to the directives of public health agencies to help stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
To address any concerns you may have regarding Coronavirus and recreational use of the Georges River, please refer to the latest information and advice provided by NSW Health:
Farewell to our esteemed Program Manager, Beth Salt. After five years with Georges Riverkeeper, it’s difficult to sum up in a few words all Beth has achieved. During her time here Beth has been a driving force behind our collaboration with member councils and other stakeholders on numerous projects.
The Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group met in May. Given the adoption of the Georges Riverkeeper Financial Cluster Group recommendation by the Georges Riverkeeper Committee in April and the securing of funds for the next four financial years, a large portion of this meeting was spent discussing the Draft Georges Riverkeeper Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. The initial budget for the 2022-2023 financial year was also discussed and will be fleshed out by the Georges Riverkeeper Team when developing the Annual Workplan for 2022-2023. This was the last meeting for the Program Manager, Beth Salt.
The Georges Riverkeeper Committee met in April at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre (BLaKC) where there were several great discussions! The Georges Riverkeeper Financial Cluster Group provided its recommendation to the Committee, which was endorsed by the Executive Group. The Committee adopted the recommendation which secures the financial future for the Georges Riverkeeper for the implementation of the 2022-2026 Georges Riverkeeper Strategic Plan.
Erosion and sediment controls at building and construction sites across NSW will be put under a compliance microscope this May as the Get the Site Right education and compliance campaign expands into six new council areas.
The Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group met in April 2022 and the following was discussed:
An update of the Financial Cluster Group was discussed and the Program Manager, Beth Salt advised that Sydney Water would be coming on board as a Financial Partner. It was also advised that all Member Councils have allocated their Councillor Representatives to the Georges Riverkeeper Committee.
Twelve community groups who are integral to the fabric of the Georges River area, including Georges Riverkeeper, were invited to submit designs for giant eggs to be part of an art trail in and around Westfield Hurstville from 14 April to 1 May, 2022.
The designs were given to artists to interpret and then create custom oversized (1.2m high) eggs from. You can follow the egg trail, learn about the community group and vote for your favourite egg.
On Saturday April 23rd, join hundreds of people across 6 states in getting outside to our local beaches and waterways to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. We’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans and causing harm to the animals that call these places home.
Georges Riverkeeper is honouring six individuals for their outstanding commitment to protecting the Georges River and for assisting Georges Riverkeeper in its goal of ‘best practice environmental management for a liveable urban river’.
Honour Roll recipients include former Mayors, Deputy Mayors, and Councillors as well as community representatives. View the list here.