State of the Environment
The State of the Environment (SoE) report is Council's environmental report card.
It provides a snapshot outlining the current condition of Lake Macquarie's environment, the pressures being placed on it and how Council will manage and respond to these pressures.
The latest report provides an assessment of the current condition of the environmental sectors including energy, waste, water and land (including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage), transport, natural environment, climate change adaptation, natural hazards and environmental health.
The report also highlights the City's efforts to better integrate environmental, social, economic and governance goals.
Environmental reporting in Lake Macquarie is also conducted for:
- Community Ecosystem Monitoring: measures the health of our City's natural areas through long-term monitoring.
- Lake Ecosystem Health Scorecard: provide a snapshot on the freshwater catchment waterway health of Lake Macquarie's main catchments.
- Water Quality Watch:popular lake and beach swiming spots are tested weekly from November to April as part of Council's recreational water quality monitoring.
Page last updated: 24 May 2019