The Southern Rivers region is on the east coast of New South Wales, extending from Stanwell Park in the north to the Victorian border in the south. The region has a total area of 32,000 square kilometres. Major waterways are the Shoalhaven, Snowy and Genoa rivers and Lake Illawarra.
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 Southern Rivers region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.5MB)
- Fauna (PDF 637KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 666KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 985KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 1.9MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 1.4MB)
- Marine waters and ecosystems (PDF 1.1MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 556KB)
- Estuaries and coastal lakes (PDF 4.7MB)
- Soil condition (PDF 2.5MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 2.9MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 699KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 634KB).