Decline in compliance signals need for builders to get their sites right ahead of more wet weather forecast
With higher-than-average rainfall predicted for Sydney and much of NSW over the next few months, developers and builders are urged to install and maintain best-practice erosion and sediment controls on their sites to prevent runoff from polluting local waterways.
Forecasts from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology show a high chance (greater than 80%) of above median August to October rainfall for much of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland.1
The Georges Riverkeeper Group met in September 2022. At this meeting, the following was discussed:
Students are taking their anti-littering messages to the street as part of the ‘Zero Litter in Georges River’ program developed by Georges Riverkeeper with funding from the Australian Government.
The Georges Riverkeeper Committee met in August 2022 at the Bayside Council Library in Rockdale, hosted by Bayside Council, where there was great discussions and an in-depth delivery of the Georges Riverkeeper Programs.
The committee received three presentations about the following:
'Zero Litter in Georges River' is something you’re going to be hearing a lot of in coming months as we roll out the schools and community education component of the 'Improving the Health of the Georges River: Zero Litter in Georges River' project thanks to grant funding from the Australian Government.
The Georges Riverkeeper Group met in July 2022 and this was the first Executive Meeting attended by Scott Reyes in the role as the new Program Manager. Highlight discussions included:
Annually, we conduct AUSMAP sampling along the Georges River foreshore to see what areas are the most contaminated with microplastics. What is AUSMAP? It's a national citizen science project called the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project.
The trusty (and slightly rusty) Georges Riverkeeper boat has shown her utility over the past few months. We have been out on the water regularly assisting Member Councils with a number of jobs along the river.
From the freshwater to the mouth, here are a few of the adventures we've had.
We helped Liverpool and Campbelltown City Councils reattach their aquatic weed booms which were thrown up into the trees by earlier flooding.