State of the Environment reporting in the Australian Capital Region

While the Office continues to engage with regional groups such as the South East Regional Organisation of Councils (SEROC), and individual Councils on environmental reporting in the region, changes to NSW reporting legislation (via the Local Government Amendment (Planning and Reporting) Act 2009 No 67) in recent years has changed the way that Councils report on the state of the environment. As a result, it was decided that the scheduled comprehensive Regional State of the Environment Report would not be undertaken in 2012. However, the Office and councils in the ACT region are continuing to engage on environmental reporting and are investigating the possibility of a regional report being undertaken again in 2016, when regional reporting requirements are better aligned.

In an effort to continue to provide environmental information from across the region the Office has invited regional Councils to provide their individual State of the environment Reports for upload to our web site.

The broader work of the Office continues to focus on Canberra within the wider region and recognises the need for a greater focus on how decisions made and actions taken in the ACT impact the region and vice versa. This will be reflected in the ACT 2015 State of the Environment Report with environmental reporting data from the region included in the report.

Council reports

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Name Format
Australian Capital Territory (ACT),  
(2003)
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Bega Valley Shire  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Bombala Council Area  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Boorowa Shire  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Cooma-Monaro Shire  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Cootamundra Shire  
(1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Eurobodalla Shire  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Goulburn Mulwaree Council Area  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Gundagai Shire  
(1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Harden Shire  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011-12)
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Queanbeyan City Council Area  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Palerang Council Area  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Snowy River Shire  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011-12)
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Tumbarumba Shire  
(1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Tumut Shire  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Upper Lachlan Council Area  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Yass Valley Local Government Area  
(1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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Young Shire  
(2000, 2004, 2008, 2009)
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The composition of the Australian Capital Region changed during the 2000–04 reporting period. Three Local Government Areas—Cootamundra, Gundagai and Tumbarumba—joined the region. Also, some existing Local Government Areas were amalgamated to form the 'new' Local Government Areas as follows:

  • Goulburn Mulwaree (an amalgamation of Goulburn City and Mulwaree Shire)
  • Upper Lachlan (an amalgamation of Crookwell Shire and part of Gunning and Mulwaree Shires)
  • Palerang (an amalgamation of Tallaganda and Yarralumla Shires and part of Gunning Shire)
  • Queanbeyan City (formerly Queanbyean City with some of Yarralumla Shire)
  • Yass Valley (an amalgamation of Yass Shire and part of Mulwaree and Gunning Shires)

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