The NSW Government set a statewide natural resource management target for estuaries that: ‘By 2015 there is an improvement in the condition of estuaries and coastal lake ecosystems’.
The estuaries target was one of 13 natural resource targets recommended by the Natural Resources Commission in 2005 and adopted by the NSW Government in 2006.
Data collected for the state of the catchments 2010 reports provides a baseline for estuary condition against which future change can be assessed. This supports effective reporting against statewide estuaries target that can be used to inform decision-making on policy, investment and management priorities.
State of the catchments monitoring, evaluation and reporting technical report series.