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Waterways and Wetlands

 

Our Waterways

The creeks, wetlands and waterways of the Georges River area play a significant part in local history and culture.

Increased urban development in Georges River results in increased run-off of stormwater containing pollutants. This means that authorities including Council, Sydney Water, NSW Fisheries and NSW Maritime have to work together to manage the increased challenges to waterway health.

What does Council do to help local waterways?

We are committed to improving the quality of our waterways and we proudly work with the not for profit Georges Riverkeeper catchment management group.

Georges Riverkeeper works closely with it's eight member Councils including Georges River Council, as well as agencies and community representatives to enhance, conserve and protect the Georges River and its catchment.

Each participating Council has adopted the Georges River Coastal Zone Management Plan, which includes a range of actions to manage and improve the condition of the Georges River estuary and protect and rehabilitate the river over the next 10 years.

Further work undertaken by the Georges Riverkeeper is outlined on their website.

If you witness a pollution event or any practice that may be harmful to our waterways, please call the NSW Environment Protection Authority's Environment Line on 131555.

Learn more about Council projects within the Georges River catchment. 
 

Our Wetlands

Georges River has records of several threatened shorebirds that use our important wetlands, saltmarsh and mudflats for feeding. 

These birds include the Curlew Sandpiper, Pied Oystercatcher and Bar-tailed Godwit, to name a few. You might be lucky enough to see some of these birds at Council’s naturalised seawalls at Kogarah Bay, or by taking a walk down to Lime Kiln Bay or Gannons Park artificial wetlands.

Use this link to view locations of Georges River Council’s important wetland and saltmarsh habitats.


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