The State of the Environment Report (SoER) is a
comprehensive report on all major environmental
impacts and related activities in the Lane Cove LGA. The SoER aims to show that Council is operating in a sustainable way and is actively managing the use of our local environment whilst conserving and protecting it for the enjoyment of future generations.
The last comprehensive SoER produced was the combined Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) SoER in 2013. Since this time updates have been provided in Council’s Annual Report. The NSROC SoER has been used as the benchmark in providing an update of the condition of the environment in the last five years from 1 July
2016 to 30 June 2021.
2016/2021 State of the Environment Report
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.