Convenor's details

Name: Michael McInerney
Date registered: July 2, 2015

Email: Waterways

About this campaign

Our Shire is surrounded by water, with the ocean to the east, Port Hacking to the South, the Georges River and Botany bay on the North, and the Woronora river on the west. While these natural attributes provide us with numerous opportunities for uncrowded swimming, boating, bushwalking, and exploring, they are constantly at risk from pollution, overdevelopment and misuse.

Latest posts

  1. Sandmining — June 2, 2015
  2. Oceans and beaches — June 2, 2015
  3. Towra Point — June 2, 2015
  4. Port Hacking and the Hacking River — June 2, 2015

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Sandmining on the Kurnell Peninsula has changed the landscape of Kurnell dramatically. The following extracts from Kurnell: Birthplace of Modern Australia by Daphne Salt reveals just how the transformation of the dunes came about following European settlement: “According to the handwritten 1868 Sutherland Estate Report, Kurnell at that time was still mostly virgin land covered …

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Oceans and beaches

Sutherland Shire is blessed with many beautiful beaches and swimming spots, from the Cronulla coastline, Royal National Park, secluded swimming holes, ocean baths and public pools. Sadly, these places that we all enjoy so much, are constantly under threat, from pollution, inappropriate development, over-use. The oceans, beaches and estuaries of New South Wales are home …

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Towra Point

Towra Point Nature Resevere comprises 286.4ha of on Towra Peninsula and Weeney Bay, on  the forshores of Quibray Bay at Kurnell. It is a major breeding, feeding and roosting site for threatened bird species. 34 migratory bird species have been recorded using the Reserve including the Japanese Snipe. Three Aboriginal sites have been recorded within …

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Port Hacking and the Hacking River

The Hacking River, with a length of 42 km from its most distant source (2 km west of Stanwell Tops) to Port Hacking Point, drains an area largely occupied by the Royal National Park to the south and the suburbs of the Sutherland Shire to the north. Port Hacking proper is the estuary from the …

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