Executive Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Paddle Against Plastic 2021 event partners and volunteers, including Georges Riverkeeper, City of Canterbury Bankstown and the River Canoe Club

Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group Meeting - May 2021

Georges Riverkeeper has a full complement of staff! The Executive Group welcomed Kalynda Georgiades at our Executive Group meeting, as Georges Riverkeeper’s Administration and Project Support Officer. Georges Riverkeeper help a very successful Paddle Against Plastic event last month in partnership with City of Canterbury Bankstown and the River Canoe Club, with representatives from Conservation Volunteers Australia and Oatley Flora and Fauna also supporting the event. We secured a lot of media coverage which was great.

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General Meeting
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Some of the attendees at the Georges Riverkeeper April 2021 Committee Meeting

Georges Riverkeeper Committee Meeting - April 2021

The Georges Riverkeeper General Meeting was kindly hosted by Liverpool City Council at the Casula Powerhouse. Our guest speaker, Roshan presented on Liverpool City Council’s Water Quality Management Framework, which sets the direction on all water related elements to achieve best management practice.

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Executive Meeting
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Platypus Platypus by CazzJj is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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.

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Executive Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Gross pollutant trap stopping litter from reaching the Georges River

Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group Meeting - March 2021

Georges Riverkeeper has several grants that we are administering and two of these were the subject of information and discussion at the Executive Group meeting this month. One of the grants is helping Georges Riverkeeper to write our Catchment & Coastal Management Program Scoping Study, the first step in a five step process driven by the Coastal Management Act 2016. We are in the process of reviewing our Scoping Study to see how it helps us to progress through the stages to develop the Georges River Catchment & Coastal Management Program.

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General Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Georges Riverkeeper Committee site visit to Simmos Reserve

Georges Riverkeeper Committee Meeting - February

The Georges Riverkeeper Committee met prior to the meeting at Loftus Reserve on Fifth Avenue in Macquarie Field for a site visit. Campbelltown City Council and Georges Riverkeeper have an Environmental Trust grant here (Simmos Beach Restoration project), which is almost complete. At the meeting Campbelltown City Council staff gave a presentation on their Platypus Pals monitoring and education project, where they have used eDNA to survey the presence of platypus within the Georges River Catchment. Clean Up Australia Day events that Georges Riverkeeper are involved with were also discussed.

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Executive Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2021
(L-R): Cr Manoto, Cr. Banasik, Cr. Wong

Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group Meeting - February 2021

Welcome back and Happy 2021! Beth Salt has returned as Program Manager to Georges Riverkeeper after being off on maternity leave with her second child. There has also been a turnover in Office Bearers in our Executive Group. Councillor Adrian Wong has moved from our Treasurer to our Chairperson and we welcome Councillor Michael Banasik as Vice Chairperson and Councillor Rey Manoto as Treasurer to the Georges Riverkeeper Executive for the first time! There was quite a bit of housekeeping in this meeting getting Beth and the new Executive Group up to speed.

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