The State of the Environment Report (SoE) is a comprehensive report on all major environmental impacts and related activities in the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) region including plans and the environmental impact of Council activities.
Lane Cove Council has joined with the 6 other Councils that make up the (NSROC) to undertake to produce a regional State of the Environment (SoE) report so that appropriate responses and understanding can be developed at a regional, catchment and community level. It will also provide the resource benefits of the seven councils acting in a coordinated and collective fashion.
The benefit of a regional report is that it enables the community and NSROC to have a greater understanding of the state, pressures and responses to the environment within a regional context.
Working together regionally has already yielded benefits including the sharing of ideas on sustainability reporting, the swapping of environmental practices and innovation in the region, and the forging of stronger regional links.
NSROC has also commissioned three studies which cover the economic, social and environmental impacts of population growth in the region from a local government perspective and suggest future actions which could ameliorate these impacts. Electronic copies and executive summaries can be viewed at www.nsroc.com.au
In the past the State of Environment Report has been written by each Council individually.