Contents SoE 2009
New South Wales State of the Environment
People and the Environment Climate Change Human Settlement Atmosphere Land Water Biodiversity  

List of tables

People and the Environment

Table 1.1 Average annual population increase and growth rates in NSW regions, 1981–2006

Table 1.2 Quantity of land protected for Aboriginal cultural values

Climate Change


Human Settlement

Table 3.1 Drinking water compliance with microbiological and chemical water quality standards

Table 3.2 Total water volumes by source for SWC, HWC and LWUs

Table 3.3 Recycling performance by waste stream and recycling, SMA and ERA, selected years

Table 3.4 Amount of garden organics recycled in the SMA and ERA combined

Table 3.5 Number of noise and alarm incidents recorded and attended, 2008

Table 3.6 Government agency responsibilities for noise issues in NSW




Table 5.1 Soil condition issues of greatest concern in each geomorphic region of NSW

Table 5.2 Soil condition indicators

Table 5.3 Contamination classes

Table 5.4 Land uses of sites currently regulated under the CLM Act in NSW


Table 6.1 Storage levels at major public water storages in NSW, 2006–09

Table 6.2 Examples of environmental flow rules under water sharing plans

Table 6.3 Environmental water releases, 2005–06 to 2008–09

Table 6.4 Progress in achieving Murray–Darling Basin cap targets

Table 6.5 Adaptive environmental water entitlements purchased per valley, 2006–08

Table 6.6 Ecosystem health and condition assessments for NSW Murray–Darling Basin rivers, 2008

Table 6.7 Ecosystem health and condition assessments for NSW coastal rivers, 2008

Table 6.8 Electrical conductivity in selected NSW rivers

Table 6.9 Declines in significant NSW wetlands

Table 6.10 Extent of wetlands in the NSW national parks estate and additions 2006–08

Table 6.11 Annual metered levels of NSW groundwater extraction, 1999–00 to 2007–08

Table 6.12 Number and type of potential groundwater dependent ecosystems identified

Table 6.13 Estuary types in NSW

Table 6.14 Level of clearing of coastal catchments in NSW

Table 6.15 Status of shellfish harvest areas in NSW, August 2009


Table 7.1 Changes to pressures on native vegetation since 1999

Table 7.2 Native Vegetation Report Card – actions to protect vegetation in NSW

Table 7.3 Number of listed species, populations and ecological communities

Table 7.4 Summary of the key threatening processes listed in NSW

Table 7.5 Conservation actions by category assigned to threatened species and ecological communities by the TSC Act priorities action statement

Table 7.6 Extent and types of terrestrial protected areas and changes since 2006

Table 7.7 Progress towards long-term reservation objectives

Table 7.8 Extent and severity of most commonly reported threats to terrestrial park values

Table 7.9 Main introduced animal species with an impact on listed threatened species

Table 7.11 Number of weeds in each catchment management authority region in NSW

Table 7.12 Introduced fish at sampling sites

Table 7.13 Numbers and types of noxious weeds listed in NSW

Table 7.14 Bushfires and damage between 2002–03 and 2007–08

Table 7.15 Fire intervals for vegetation formations

Table 7.16 Area of hazard reduction management by tenure

Table 7.17 Causes of investigated bushfires in NSW

Appendix 1

Table A1.1 Key measures of growth and sustainability

Appendix 2

Table A2.1 Framework of capitals that describe the capacity to manage natural resources

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