Regional State of the Environment Report

A State of the Environment Report provides accurate and recent information for 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, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Mid-Western, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Warren, Warrumbungle and Wellington.

The State of the Envrionment 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 the 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.

Council must prepare a State of the Environment Report every four years, or for each financial year following the election of council. 

View Council's State of the Environment Report here(PDF, 4MB) .