SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicator

Condition and Pressure Index Ratings for Estuaries and Coastal Lakes within the SHOROC Region, as outlined in the NSW Government State of the Catchments (SOC) Reports.

Target (SHOROC Region)

The NSW Government State of the Catchments (SOC) Report 2010 provides a:

  • Condition Index Ratings of: Very Good /Good /Fair /Poor / Very Poor.
  • Pressure Index Ratings:  Very Low /Low /Moderate /High / Very High

SHOROC’s Direction/Targets are:

  • Conditions Index Ratings: Achieve Very Good and Good Ratings. Improve on Fair, Poor or Very Poor Ratings overtime.
  • Pressure Index Ratings:  Achieve Very Low, Low or Moderate Ratings. Improve on High and Very High Ratings over time

For details on what comprises these index ratings please refer to the NSW Government State of the Catchments (SOC) Report 2010

What is the current situation/trend?

off-track Indicator is off-track

The below table illustrates that there is work to be done to improve the condition and pressure on the SHOROC Regions Estuaries and Coastal Lakes, with only 62.25% of them meeting this indicators desired conditions and pressure index ratings targets.

SHOROC REGION ESTUARIES AND COASTAL LAKES CONDITIONS AND PRESSURE INDEX RATINGSNSW Government State of the Catchments (SOC) Report 2010
Name of Estuary or Coastal Lake Conditions Index & Rating Pressure Index Rating Does it meet SHOROC’s Direction / Target
Hawkesbury River  4.4 : Very Good 3.5: Low Yes
Pittwater  4.0: Good 3.0: Moderate Yes
 Broken Bay No Data 3.6: Low Yes (Based on available data)
 Narrabeen Lagoon  4.7: Very Good 3.0: Moderate Yes
Dee Why Lagoon  2.0: Poor 2.4: High No
Curl Curl Lagoon  No Data 2.5: High No (Based on available data)
Manly Lagoon  1.7: Very Poor 2.4: High No
Middle Harbour Creek  No Data 3.1: Moderate Yes (Based on available data)

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

SHOROC is using this indicator as one of a suite of indicators to determine what the state of play is in respect to the catchment health of the SHOROC Regions Estuaries and Lakes, when measuring the overall health and wellbeing of the SHOROC Region.

Updated July 2013