State of the Catchments 2010: Sydney Metropolitan Region - Overview

The 2010 State of the catchments (SOC) reports for the Sydney Metropolitan region have been compiled from work done under the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting program. The reports assess the state of natural resources in the region, the pressures impacting on them and the management actions being undertaken to address the pressures.

Date
1 November 2010
Publisher
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-775-4
  • ID DECCW20100462
  • File PDF 0.8MB
  • Pages 12
  • Name state-of-the-catchments-2010-sydney-metropolitan-region-overview-100462.pdf

The Sydney Metropolitan region is on the east coast of NSW and consists mainly of the catchments that feed into Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay and Port Hacking. The area extends from Narrabeen Lagoon in the north, through the Royal National Park to Stanwell Park in the south and west to include Blacktown and Campbelltown.

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 Sydney Metropolitan region: