Regional SOE Report

The State of the Environment Report is a comprehensive report and has been produced in collaboration with the Central West Local Land Service. The report details the state of the Central West Catchment including the local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Bogan, Bourke, Cabonne, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Mid-Western, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Warren, Warrumbungle and Wellington.

 

What is a State of the Environment Report?

A local State of the Environment Report (SOE) is a document that provides a summary of the attributes of the local government environment and human impacts on the environment. It also provides a public record of the activities of the government (all levels), industry and the community in protecting and restoring the environment.

Local SOEs do not stand alone, and when integrated into Council planning and management cycles can:

The SOE provides a report in relation to the following environmental sectors:

with particular reference, to:

There are two types of SOE, namely comprehensive and supplementary

Comprehensive

Councils must prepare a comprehensive SOE every four years, or for each financial year following the election of councillors.

A comprehensive SOE serves to:

Supplementary

A supplementary report is to be prepared when a comprehensive is not required.

A supplementary report serves to: