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Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment


Documents available on our website include:

  • ACT State of the Environment reports from 1997 to the present
  • Regional State of the Environment reports from 2004 to the present
  • Investigation reports and
  • Annual Reports from 2000-01 to the present.

These and other reports are also available by phoning or emailing the Office and can be posted to any member of the community.

State of the Environment (SoE) reporting is a requirement under the Commissioner for the Environment Act 1993. The SoE report provides a scientific assessment of the impact of human activities and responses on the environmental condition of the ACT. Since 1993-94, six SoE reports have been prepared for the ACT.

Our Office produces State of the Environment Reports for the 17 NSW local government areas of Bega Valley, Boorowa, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Cootamundra, Eurobodalla, Gundagai, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Harden, Palerang, Queanbeyan City, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley and Young on a fee for service basis. Each Report is written and presented with the aim of providing an effective tool for community engagement and information to guide future strategic planning.

The Annual Report is prepared in accordance with section 6(1) of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 and in accordance with the requirements referred to in the Chief Minister’s 2007-2010 Annual Report Directions. It reports on the operations of the Office during the financial year.

Under the Commissioner for the Environment Act 1993 if the Minister has directed the Commissioner to conduct an investigation or the Commissioner has initiated and conducted an investigation, the Commissioner must prepare a special report on the investigation.

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