This audit report covers the 16,000-square-kilometre Sydney Drinking Water Catchment area, which extends from the north of Lithgow south to the source of the Shoalhaven River near Cooma, and from the Woronora River in the east to the source of the Wollondilly River west of Goulburn. The catchment has been divided into 28 subcatchments to facilitate selection of management options to improve water quality and the health of the catchment.A key focus of this audit was the development of a set of core indicators to help guide future management and provide a coherent understanding of the condition of the catchment across two key objectives:
- protection of water quality
- protection of ecosystem health.
Other audit reports available on this website for this catchment include: