In 2014–15, the former NSW Office and Environment and Heritage ran the Lower Hunter River Health Monitoring Program in the Hunter River estuary. The monitoring program identified several sources of pollutants to the estuary that were potentially acting as ‘stressors’ on the estuary’s ecosystem.
Having identified potential stressors in the estuary, the next step was to assess the condition of biological indicators to determine whether there had been any impact of pollutants on ecological processes in the estuary. The status of a range of measures (condition indicators, pollutant inputs, biological indicators) used in this assessment are presented in this report. The results are also summarised in the Health of the Hunter – Hunter River estuary report card 2016.
- Lower Hunter River Health Monitoring Program: Project Summary Report
- Lower Hunter River Health Monitoring Program: Legacies of a century of industrial pollution and its impact on the current condition of the lower Hunter River estuary
- Lower Hunter River Health Monitoring Program: Stormwater Quality Monitoring Program 2015 report
- Lower Hunter River Health Monitoring Program: Water Quality Monitoring Program 2014–2015 report.