Supplementary State of the Environment Report 2005/06
Kempsey Shire Council 2006
About the report
The following Supplementary State of the Environment(SoE) Report has been prepared as an ancillary to the 2004 Comprehensive SoE Report and 2005 Supplementary SoE Report, for the Kempsey Shire LGA for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act (1993).
The aim of this SoE Report is to provide an update on Kempsey Shire’s progress towards sustainability and the trends in environmental indicators of the core environmental sectors; the land, water, atmosphere (encompassing noise), biodiversity, human settlements (encompassing waste) and aboriginal and non-aboriginal heritage. While doing so the report will provide a “snapshot” of the present day environment in Kempsey Shire with that of previous years and identify any new environmental pressures since the previous report.
The objectives of the 2005/06 Supplementary State of the Environment Report are summarised as follows:
- To provide a snapshot of the state of the environment of the Kempsey Shire in the year 2005/2006 to enable monitoring of Council and the communities performance in moving towards sustainability.
- To identify any new environmental pressures and comment on trends in environmental indicators of core the environmental sectors; the land, water, atmosphere, biodiversity, human settlements, aboriginal and non-aboriginal heritage.
- To provide usable information and data to enable more effective environmental decision-making across all departments of Council.
- To provide open and transparent accountability of Council’s operations and environmental performance.