The Goulburn Broken CMA works with communities and government agencies to manage activities to protect and improve the Catchment’s land, water and biodiversity.
This work is guided by the Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS). The current RCS emphasises building resilience in our biodiversity, land, water and people. It recognises that the Catchment’s communities fall within six broad geographical areas or socio-ecological systems (see map), which share environmental, economic and social characteristics.
The Greater Sydney Local Land Services (LLS) region extends from some of the most intensely urbanised localities in NSW, through to vast World Heritage protected wilderness areas, and expansive coastal waterways.
The important natural resources of the region underpin significant economic activity. The Greater Sydney LLS region covers just 1.5 per cent of the land area of NSW, yet it accounts for seven per cent of the State’s agricultural output.
Agricultural production involves intensive industries such as market gardens, poultry and turf. Preservation of high value precincts such as the Hawkesbury floodplain and the orchard areas on volcanic soil at Bilpin is important in ensuring food security for Sydney.
Foxes and rabbits are an issue in built‑up areas of the Greater Sydney LLS region.
Greater Sydney LLS works to encourage sustainable production and environmental stewardship.
With plateaus, coastal and estuarine landscapes, river valleys and beaches, the Greater Sydney region is known for market gardens, poultry, fruit, mushrooms, flowers and turf.