The Georges River Council is a local government area located in the St George region of Sydney located south of the CBD, in New South Wales, Australia. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 from the merger of the Kogarah City Council and Hurstville City Council. The Council comprises an area of 38.36 square kilometres (14.81 sq mi)[2] and as at the 2016 census had a population of 146,841. The inaugural mayor of Georges River Council is Kevin Greene, who was elected unopposed by his fellow councillors on 25 September 2017.