The Western region is the largest region in NSW, covering some 230,000 km2. It includes the Barwon–Darling, Culgoa, Paroo, Warrego, Narran, Bokhara and Birrie river catchments. It takes in significant portions of the Bourke, Brewarrina, Central Darling, Cobar and Walgett shires and the Unincorporated Area in the far north-west corner of NSW.
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 Western region:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.4MB)
- Fauna (PDF 612KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 649KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 785KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 1.8MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 1.1MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 489KB)
- Soil condition (PDF 1.4MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 1.4MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 687KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 568KB)