State of the Catchments 2010: Hawkesbury–Nepean Region

Overview report

This report for the Hawkesbury–Nepean region provides 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 978-1-74232-761-7
  • ID DECCW20100448
  • File PDF 833KB
  • Pages 12
  • Name state-of-the-catchments-2010-hawkesbury-nepean-region-overview-100448.pdf

The Hawkesbury–Nepean region stretches across 22,000 square kilometres (2.2 million hectares) from south of Goulburn to the Putty Valley in the north, and west from Lithgow to Palm Beach on the coast. Major rivers include the Hawkesbury, Nepean, Wollondilly, Mulwaree, Tarlo, Wingecarribee, Nattai, Coxs, Kowmung, Grose, Capertee, Colo and Macdonald.

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 associated reports assess individual natural resource assets in the Hawkesbury–Nepean region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures: