Georges Riverkeeper: the establishment and evolution of a catchment management organisation

Research Paper

This paper explores the journey Georges Riverkeeper has taken over the 40+ years of its existence, and the influences of the local community, the NSW government and the Georges River itself in directing that journey. Unlike a traditional literature review, much information about the history of the organisation used for this paper was sourced from hard copies of meeting minutes and correspondence. Information was compiled from such scattered sources to consolidate the ‘corporate memory’ and provide salient lessons from the evolution of Georges Riverkeeper, which may be used to guide the development of burgeoning waterway management groups.