State of the Environment

State of the Environment

A State of the Environment Report (SoE) provides accurate and recent information for Council, community and other government agencies on the state of the Armidale region environment and environmental management responses taken in the Armidale region relevant to the reporting period.The SoE also provides a document to report on the Council's progress towards meeting the goals and objectives towards the regions overall goals of sustainability. 


The former Armidale Dumaresq LGA

Council’s Environmental Sustainability Committee has prepared the Armidale Dumaresq State of the Environment (SOE) report 2014/15 in accordance with reporting requirements of the Local Government Act 1993. 

It’s a great read if you care about things like energy efficiency, local food, transport, wood smoke, biodiversity, waste and climate change.

The Report shows some environmental projects in Armidale and how people working together can achieve things like improving our local biodiversity, and making air in winter in the CBD better to breathe. The report tells how you can get involved too.

The projects of council and organisations like schools, Landcare and the Armidale Urban Rivercare Group are featured in the Report and we'd like to feature your project in next year's SOE.

Armidale State of Environment Report 2014 to 2015 (PDF 9.2MB)


The former Guyra Shire Council LGA

The 2008-2009 Southern New England State of the Environment Report has been prepared in accordance with reporting requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 for the four local government areas of Armidale Dumaresq, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha.

The 2008-2009 Southern New England State of the Environment Report follows a similar format to the comprehensive Southern New England Tablelands Region State of the Environment Report completed in 2003-2004 and subsequent supplementary reports prepared for the New England Strategic Alliance of Councils. This Report provides up-dated data for environmental indicators identified for the eight key environmental sectors within the natural and built environment for the 2008-2009 reporting period, and examines trends in this data from the previous reporting period and since the 2003-2004 comprehensive State of the Environment Report.


Further Information:

Energy Datasheet (PDF 306.8KB)

Climate Change Datasheet (PDF 265.7KB)

Biodiversity Datasheet (PDF 269.5KB)

Food Datasheet (PDF 232.5KB)

Waste Datasheet (PDF 201.8KB)