State of Environment Report

In 2013, Council adopted the first Nillumbik Environment Charter and the first Nillumbik State of Environment Report.

The adoption of the Environment Charter and the State of Environment Report provided a framework and a clear statement of Council’s intentions with regard to the environment and identified how the various strategies would contribute to overall environmental protection and enhancement.

In April 2015 Council adopted the current State of Environment Report.

Data from the previous report has been used to analyse the trends over the past four years. The State of Environment Report provides a snapshot of the condition of the environment, pressures impacting upon the environment and the response by Council to address these pressures.

The Report helps Council understand its current position, the direction Council is heading, and how far Council are from where it wants to be. By analysing these trends, Council can focus its resources to reduce further environmental deterioration and hopefully reverse it, assess how useful the current efforts are in protecting the environment, and help guide distribution of resources in the future.

The State of Environment Report addresses the priority environmental sustainability themes of:

  • Biodiversity
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Community Engagement
  • Council operations