The Central West region includes the Castlereagh, Bogan and Macquarie river valleys and covers an area of approximately 92,000 km2 and is home to 240,000 people. The region is located in central western NSW, flanked by the Barwon and Darling catchments to the north and west, Lachlan to the south and the Sydney/Shoalhaven Basin to the east.
Under the New South Wales Natural Resources monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) strategy (DNR 2006), a regionally based state of the catchments (SOC) report has been prepared. This report aims to provide the broad community and state and local government with information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.
Reporting is based on 13 natural resource themes, in accord with the NSW state-wide natural resource management (NRM) targets (NRC 2005), which can be broadly grouped as shown in Figure 1. The targets fall under the Green State priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.
Download the SOC 2010 reports for Central West region:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.7MB)
- Fauna (PDF 614KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 654KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 960KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 2MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 1.3MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 498KB)
- Soil condition (PDF 2.9MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 2.9MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 688KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 721KB)