State of the Catchments 2010: Central West Region

Overview report

This report for the Central West region gives an overview of the condition of natural resources in the region based on data collected and analysed up until early 2009 under the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program.

1 November 2010
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-686-3
  • ID DECCW20100373
  • File PDF 808KB
  • Pages 12
  • Name state-of-the-catchments-2010-central-west-region-overview-100373.pdf

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: