Monday, March 30, 2020

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:

Monday, November 21, 2022

Teamwork makes the dream work! 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 to our newly elected Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group who have been appointed to the following positions: 

•    Georges Riverkeeper Chairperson, Cr. George Barcha (Fairfield City Council) 
•    Georges Riverkeeper Vice Chairperson, Cr. Paul Sedrak (Bayside Council)
•    Georges Riverkeeper Second Vice Chairperson, Cr. Stephen Nikolovski (Sutherland Shire Council)
•    Georges Riverkeeper Treasurer, Cr. Peter Mahoney (Georges River Council).

Monday, November 21, 2022

Fairfield City Council Mayor Frank Carbone and Cr Kevin Lam met with students from Bossley Park Public School to look at their colourful new artworks painted on footpaths near local stormwater drains.

The awesome designs were inspired by the students’ work for the ‘Zero Litter to Georges River’ program.

They encourage you to stop, think and avoid litter and pollution going down the drain and ending up in our waterways and then the river.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Following the AGM at Campbelltown City Council, the Georges Riverkeeper Committee continued to meet, to be presented with and discuss the delivery of the Georges Riverkeeper Programs, Treasurers update on the Georges Riverkeeper financial position, and the 2023/2024 membership and program fees. Mixed within the formalities of the meeting, the committee received two presentations on the night about the following:

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Georges Riverkeeper Committee met in November 2022 for the scheduled Annual General Meeting. There was much to discuss as the Member Councils decided and voted on the new Executive Group for 2022/2023.

As typical for an AGM, the evening commenced with the adoption of the previous AGM minutes from March 2022, followed by the Nominations & Elections for new office-bearer roles for the Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group. The new Executive Group that was elected, is as follows:

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Georges Riverkeeper has partnered with Campbelltown City Council to help stop litter pollution from being washed into the Georges River from stormwater runoff, thanks to the installation of a new pollution trap and an innovative partnership with students from Sarah Redfern Public School in Minto, as part of a project funded by the Australian Government.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Georges Riverkeeper reports that floods and frequent rainfall have had a profound effect on water quality in the Georges River catchment, reducing river health grades in bushland areas and improving grades in urban areas, in the recently released Georges River Report Card 2021-2022 which assesses the health of waterways in the Georges River catchment.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

In the last financial year (from July 2021 to June 2022), over 47,000 kilograms of litter have been removed from the catchment during 1,364 clean ups, by people putting in over 9,657 hours in total as part of Georges Riverkeeper’s Catchment Actions Program partnership with NSW Department of Justice Corrective Services which removes litter from the catchment before it enters the river.

View of the Georges River catchment Photography by Matthew Vasilescu -
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Georges Riverkeeper aspirational goal, which incorporates our vision and mission, is: ‘Best practice environmental management for a liveable urban river’. The recently published Georges Riverkeeper Strategic Plan 2022-2026 offers a roadmap towards achieving this goal.

Five focus areas were identified through a stakeholder engagement process undertaken in the development of the strategy and are represented by the five Programs, which are: