Water and Waterways
The Liverpool Local Government Area covers substantial portions of the Georges River catchment and the Hawkesbury-Nepean River catchment. It also covers significant tributaries of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River traverse Liverpool, including South Creek, Kemps Creek and Badgerys Creek.
Much of the eastern portion of Liverpool is within the Georges River Catchment. The significant tributaries include Hinchinbrook Creek, Cabramatta Creek, Maxwells Creek and Brickmakers Creek. Liverpool's waterways form part of a larger ecological system which include vegetation and bushland adjacent to these waterways.
Water Conservation - Community
There are many ways that you can use less water.
Georges River Combined Council Committee
The Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC) is a committee made up primarily of representatives of nine councils along the Georges River. Councils generally have up to three elected representatives (Councillors) and one technical officer (staff). Currently, member councils take turns hosting the GRCCC administrative function for a period of two years at a time.
The GRCCC provides a useful forum for the discussion of catchment issues, the facilitation of group projects and to provide a lobbying voice for local government.
One of the key projects facilitated by the GRCCC is the Georges River Keeper Program. The Georges River keeper is employed by the GRCCC and Waterways Authority and is supported by the Department of Environment and Conservation which provides office space in the Georges River National Park and storage for boats and equipment. By supporting the Riverkeeper Program, we join partner councils in making a commitment to a whole-of-catchment resource for the Georges River.
The Riverkeeper works on projects along the length of the river including the clean-up program and the Chipping Norton Lakes Island Wildlife Habitat Enhancement project.
Involvement in the GRCCC and with the Riverkeeper program assists Council in achieving the objectives and deliverables of the Environment Plan, including:
- Cleaner waterways
- Re-vegetation of waterways
- Fencing waterways in rural areas where appropriate
- Rehabilitation of urban and rural waterways
- Improving city image
- Building community networks.
If you have any questions regarding the GRCCC or the Riverkeeper Program please call Council's Bushland and Weed Management Officer on 1300 36 2170 or visit the Georges River Combined Council Committee website for more information.
Water Efficiency Plan
Council is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its facilities and activities as well as conserving resources. The Water Efficiency Plan (WEP) is a four-year strategic plan that has the potential to save over 18,760 kilolitres each year.