State of Environment Reports

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What is a “State of Environment Report” and how do we use it?

A State of Environment Report (SoE) is a statement summarising the activities relevant to the environmental goals of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) that have been undertaken by Council during its term.  

The SoE will report Council’s performance toward achieving its environmental targets including managing local bushland reserves and wetlands, reducing and recycling waste, managing waterways and encouraging energy efficiency.

The State of Environment Report communicates how successfully we are progressing toward the CSP goals, and in doing so helps identify new pathways and actions (where required) toward achieving improved environmental outcomes across the Shire.  

State of the Environment Reporting is undertaken every 4 years to coincide with Council elections. This report most recently covers the period 2012 – 2016. It showcases the responses which Council, in partnership with our residents, community groups and other agencies, is implementing in order to address environmental issues and in some cases make our lifestyles more sustainable.

You can view or download the full State of the Environment Report(PDF, 1MB) here.