Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Container Deposit Scheme ‘Return and Earn’ is being hailed by leading local waterway experts, Georges Riverkeeper, as a game-changer in reducing the amount of rubbish ending up in the Georges River.

Georges Riverkeeper Tony Wales says, “Around 25.4 million containers are littered in the Georges River Catchment per year or 69,500 per day! 

“Our observations and measurements show there has been a 30 to 40 per cent reduction in refundable containers found in rubbish collected from the river and surrounding area since the program started.

Monday, April 16, 2018

It is recognised that gross pollutant litter entering saltmarsh and mangroves via stormwater can negatively impact plants and hydrological flows while decreasing public amenity.

The Georges Riverkeeper and Corrective Services NSW partnership has been conducting catchment wide litter removal across the Georges River catchment in southern Sydney for over 15 years.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The latest River Health Report Card has been released providing an assessment of the ecological health of waterways across the Georges River Catchment in 2016-2017. 

The report card presents the findings of 12 months of data collection based on monitoring that has taken place across the Georges River catchment, in both freshwater creeks and the Georges River estuary which feeds into Botany Bay.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee Inc. (GRCCC) has released the latest River Health Report Card providing an assessment of the ecological health of waterways across the Georges River Catchment in 2015 - 16.

The report card presents the findings of 12 months of data collection based on monitoring that has taken place across the Georges River Catchment, in both freshwater creeks and the Georges River estuary which feeds into Botany Bay.