Australia: The Land Where Time Began
Sydney Basin Bioregion
The Sydney Basin Bioregion lies on the central
east coast of NSW and covers an area of approximately 3,624,008 hectares (IBRA
5.1). It occupies about 4.53 per cent
of NSW and is one of two bioregions contained wholly within the state. The
bioregion extends from just north of Batemans Bay to Nelson Bay on the central
coast, and almost as far west as Mudgee.
As well as Sydney itself, the Sydney Basin Bioregion encompasses the towns of Wollongong, Nowra, Newcastle, Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Blue Mountains towns such as Katoomba and Mt Victoria.
It includes a significant proportion of the
catchments of the Hawkesbury-Nepean, Hunter and Shoalhaven river systems, all of
the smaller catchments of Lake Macquarie, Lake Illawarra, Hacking, Georges and
Parramatta Rivers, and smaller portions of the headwaters of the Clyde and
Mary E White, Running Down, Water in a Changing Land, Kangaroo Press, 2000
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