The Central West region includes the Castlereagh, Bogan and Macquarie river valleys and covers an area of about 92,000 square kilometres. 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 2006 New South Wales Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Strategy, this state of the catchments report was prepared as part of what was a comprehensive data collection and analysis for natural resource assets in catchments across NSW – the 2010 State of the catchments reports. Data was collected and analysed using a common analytical framework, and the reports provide information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.
Reporting was based on 13 natural resource themes, in accordance with the NSW state-wide natural resource management targets. These resource management targets were part of the green state priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.
Natural resource asset reports
These reports assess individual natural resource assets in the Central West region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures:
- 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).