The Hunter–Central Rivers region is on the east coast of New South Wales, extending from Newcastle in the east to the Merriwa Plateau and Great Dividing Range in the west; and from Taree in the north to Gosford in the south. The region has a total area of 3.7 million hectares and has highly varied landscapes.
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 Hunter–Central Rivers region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.6MB)
- Fauna (PDF 630KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 675KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 1.1MB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 2.1MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 2MB)
- Marine waters and ecosystems (PDF 1.1MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 503KB)
- Estuaries and coastal lakes (PDF 910KB)
- Soil condition (PDF 1.9MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 1.9MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 742KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 670KB).