This is a small snapshot of a big river, see the report here. Major threats include outflows from sewage treatment plants, cleared riparian vegetation and intensive agricultural activity that leads to reduced flows in the catchment, higher water temperatures, elevated nutrient levels, the introduction of 21st century pollutants, reduced function of wetlands and decreasing aquatic biodiversity.
The Georges Riverkeeper have just released a new report card on the River. They found: “The flooding and frequent rainfall events across the Georges River catchment this year has impacted the grades and may have skewed the results. Overall the Freshwater Grades were impacted, meaning the water quality is fair. Surprisingly, the more pristine bushland […]
The NSW Government has opened the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments. Up to $10 million is available from 2022 to 2027. Funding is provided under […]
The Hawkesbury-Nepean River CMP is a partnership between local and state governments that seeks to facilitate coordinated, holistic and sustainable management of the HNRS for the benefit of the natural environment, the economy and the community. The CMP will drive management of the system from the tidal limit of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River at Yarramundi to […]