Waterways and Wetlands

Our Waterways

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

Unfortunately, urban development is generating large amounts of pollutants that affect the health of our local waterways. As a result, it is common to see erosion of creeks, loss of vegetation, and a loss of the biodiversity of plants and animals.

What does Council do to help local waterways?

We are committed to improving the quality of our waterways and we proudly host the Georges River Combined Councils Committee.

The Committee consists of eight local Councils including Georges River Council, as well as agencies and community representatives who work collectively 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.

If you witness a pollution event or any practice that may be harmful to our waterways, please call the Office and Environment and Heritage’s pollution hotline on 131555.

Learn more about Council projects within the Georges River catchment. 

Our Wetlands

Local wetlands offer fantastic recreational opportunities for visitors including walking, bird watching and canoeing. The wetlands are home to a large variety of plants, birds, fish, mammal invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles. 

Visit and Explore

The following wetlands are located in the local area:

  • Edith Bay

  • Lime Kiln Bay

  • Moore Reserve

  • Myles Dunphy Reserve

  • Riverwood Wetlands

  • Shipwrights Bay

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