The Georges River rises in the south west of its catchment in Wollondilly Shire, where it flows for approximately 100 km to its mouth at Botany Bay. The catchment area covers 960 km2, a significant portion of which is within the Sydney Metropolitan area. The estuary extends approximately 50 km inland from Botany Bay to the tidal limit at Liverpool Weir.
Georges Riverkeeper, on behalf of its eight member councils is leading the development of a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the Georges River estuary including the catchments and coastal zone of the Georges River.
Alluvium was engaged to deliver s the first stage in the development of a CMP which involved determining the Strategic context of coastal management and establishment of the purpose, vision, and objectives.
The work involved determining the key coastal management issues and the spatial extent of management areas, review current coastal management arrangements and establishing roles, responsibilities, and governance arrangements.
This document establishes the program of work to be completed for the CMP and is completed in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Government Coastal Management Manual (OEH, 2018) (OEH, 2018), and with regard to the Coastal Management Act 2016 and Coastal Management State Environmental Protection Policy (SEPP) 2018.