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:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.6MB)
- Fauna (PDF 605KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 641KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 930KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 1.7MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 1.1MB)
- Marine waters and ecosystems (PDF 1.4MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 515KB)
- Estuaries and coastal lakes (PDF 1.9MB)
- Soil condition (PDF 1.4MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 1.4MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 680KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 564KB)