State of the Environment reporting in the Australian Capital Region
State of the Environment assessments of the biodiversity, air, water, heritage and land values of the ACT are inextricably connected to the region biophysically, politically, socially and economically.
The Commissioner engages with regional groups such as the South East Regional Organisation of Councils and individual Local Governments (Councils) on environmental reporting in the region. Until 2012 the Commissioner worked collaboratively with Councils to develop the SouthEast Regional State of the Environment Report. Changes to NSW reporting legislation in 2012 (via the Local Government Amendment [Planning and Reporting] Act 2009 No 67) altered the reporting obligations of local regional councils. Local councils have since reported on the state and condition of their own local government areas. This information is maintained on the local Council's own websites.