The State of the Environment Report provides accurate and recent information for the Council, community, and other government agencies on the state of the environment in the Lachlan Shire, as well as environmental management responses taken in the Shire relevant to the reporting period.
The report is compiled in collaboration with the NSW State Government,and details the state of the Central West catchment including the local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Bogan, Bourke, Cabonne, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, and Gilgandra, Lachlan, Mid-Western, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Warren, Warrumbungle and Wellington.
The State of Environment Report must;
- Address the eight environmental sectors of land, air, water, biodiversity, waste, noise, Aboriginal heritage, and non-Aboriginal heritage.
- Provide for each environmental sector, a statement outlining the condition of the sector at the date of the Report and makes the relevant comparison with the equivalent statement in the last State of Environment Report.
- Report on all major environmental impacts and related activities, including management plans relating to the environment; special council projects relating to the environment; and the environmental impact of council activities.
Councils must prepare a State of the Environment Report every four years, or for each financial year following the election of the council.
State of Environment 2016-2021(PDF, 4MB)