Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group Meeting - April 2021
Georges Riverkeeper has submitted feedback to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) on their new draft priority areas as part of the Coastal Management reforms that are happening in NSW at the moment. Our submission focussed on the lack of detail of how the priority areas were to be identified or prioritised; that a catchment approach is needed to address coastal management issues in urban catchments, like the Georges River; funding must be available to all organisations that have actions identified in the Georges River Catchment & Coastal Management Plan and the that timeframes for this feedback and other recent times DPIE has requested feedback are unreasonable. Georges Riverkeeper also submitted a letter to The Honourable Matthew Kean – Minister for Energy and Environment and to The Honourable Adam Marshall – Minister for Department of Primary Industries to ban the sale of opera house style yabby traps. The use Opera house style yabby traps are banned in the Georges River catchment, however you can still buy them. Unfortunately opera house style yabby traps are detrimental to our native animals like platypus, who get trapped in the traps and then die.