The Southern Rivers region is on the east coast of NSW, extending from Stanwell Park in the north to the Victorian border in the south. The region has a total area of 32,000 km2. Major waterways are the Shoalhaven, Snowy and Genoa rivers and Lake Illawarra.
Under the New South Wales Natural Resources monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) strategy (DNR 2006), a regionally based state of the catchments (SOC) report has been prepared. This report aims to provide the broad community and state and local government with information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.
Reporting is based on 13 natural resource themes, in accord with the NSW state-wide natural resource management (NRM) targets (NRC 2005), which can be broadly grouped as shown in Figure 1. The targets fall under the Green State priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.
Download the SOC 2010 reports for Southern Rivers region:
- 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)