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Georges River Catchment

The Georges River begins its journey approximately 60km south-west of Sydney in the town of Appin. From here the river flows north towards Liverpool, through the Chipping Norton Lakes Scheme, then east until it reaches Botany Bay.
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The catchment area of the remarkable Georges River covers an area of approximately 960km2 and, with over 1 million people living within it, is one of the most highly urbanised catchments in Australia. The catchment refers to the area of land that drains into the river. Everything that occurs within this catchment area affects the river.

The river has a number of important tributaries including Bunburry Curran Creek in Glenfield; Cabramatta Creek in Cabramatta; Prospect Creek in Georges Hall; Williams Creek in Holsworthy; Salt Pan Creek in Padstow; Mill Creek in Menai; and the Woronora River in Illawong.