Regional State of the Environment Reports for Warrumbungle Shire Local Government Area

Why the reporting partnership?

A State of the Environment (SoE) Report is an important management tool for local Councils and the New South Wales Catchment Management Authorities (NSW CMAs) to determine the effect of management actions on environmental conditions in the local area. Monitoring and reporting on the state of the environment over time increases our understanding of pressures on our environment, and their impacts, enabling us to respond more appropriately and effectively. Reporting on the state of the environment ensures that important information about our environment is made available to all members of the community.

It provides a snapshot of the:

  • Pressures impacting upon the condition of the environment.
  • State (or current condition) of the environment. i.e. the environmental quality and quantity of natural resources.
  • Response by Councils and the community to address the pressures on the environment. In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 Councils are required to produce a comprehensive SoE Report on all major environmental impacts, related activities and management plans.

The partnership was created to enable the community and the Councils of the Central and Western region to gain a better understanding of the state of the environment in a regional context. Working together as a region enables the sharing of data, ideas and knowledge on environmental practices, sustainability reporting and innovation, the success of collaborative programs and the strengthening of regional links.


The preparation of the Regional State of the Environment Report 2012-2013 was co-funded by the Central West Catchment Management Authority with contributions from the 17 participating local Councils.

Prepared for:Central West Catchment Management Authority, Wellington, NSW

Prepared by:Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2014