Shoalhaven Riverwatch’s goal is to improve the health of the Shoalhaven River by working in partnership with Government and the Community. Please visit our website for more information.



Our Goal

To achieve improvements in, and the maintenance of, the health of the Shoalhaven River, its estuaries and environment.

Our Objectives

To ensure long term planning by authorities to improve and maintain the health of the River.

To achieve an environmental balance between the various users of the River

Our Strategies

Representation from the Shoalhaven community, who have commercial, recreational and environmental interests of the River.

Participate in the decision making process with authorities and industries which directly, or indirectly, impact on the River and the river environment.

Monitor the impact of industries, development and recreational activities on the River and river environment.

Participate in, and seek funding for, river restoration and maintenance activities to improve the health of the River.

Organise social events and release press statements to improve the community awareness of river issues.


Riverwatch has been involved in many projects to improve the health of the Shoalhaven River. Many of these projects have been possible through Federal, State and Local government funding as well as considerable hours from our Riverwatch volunteers. Our major focus has been to improve the stability of riverbanks by undertaking Bank Restoration work using a number of different techniques. Funding has also been obtained to undertake a number of River Studies as input to State and Local Government to adopt a comprehensive Management Plan for the Shoalhaven River Other projects that Riverwatch has been involved included Floodgate Design, Publications and River Clean Up campaigns.

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